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Archive for 2011

Thinking About Boundaries…

When working with my clients, I often bring up the topic of boundaries. This blog post focuses on how understanding more about boundaries can help change the quality of your relationships and your life. A boundary is a line which marks where your personal and emotional space […]

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Living In The Present Moment…

Living In The Present Moment…

Many of my clients tell me that they often feel overwhelmed in their present lives. They feel that they are constantly focused on the past or the future, and are unable to process what is happening in the present. Many clients seem to easily forget that they […]

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Accepting That You Aren’t Perfect…

Accepting That You Aren’t Perfect…

Growing is like climbing a large mountain. If you know that you have a firm footing, then you push up with confidence and it can be fun. As you set out to grow and enjoy the process, some people around you may try to set you back, […]

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Can You Tell Me What I Can Expect From Therapy?

Can You Tell Me What I Can Expect From Therapy?

Making the decision to get help with difficulties in our lives is not only a big step, but also the first step in figuring it all out.  Where do I go? Who do I call?  What does a therapist do? When I work with clients, I don’t […]

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Systems Thinking…It’s All Connected

Systems Thinking…It’s All Connected

Many of my clients come into my office and begin their session by tell me that they are interested in changing just “one small thing“. During my training as a therapist, we spoke a great deal about “systems“. Systems thinking is the process of understanding how things influence one […]

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Helpful Reading List

Helpful Reading List

I am an integrative practitioner which means I incorporate cognitive behavioral, psychodynamic and mindfulness based therapies into my work with clients. Many of my clients often ask me for books which I recommend. I have put together a short list below and hope it may be of […]

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Simple Tips for Couples To Remember

Below you will find some simple, straightforward tips which I like to use when working with couples: Defensiveness and anger tend to shut communication down. It’s the smart person that listens carefully before responding, and listens for what s/he can do to address the feelings, needs or requests […]

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Overextending Ourselves

Overextending Ourselves

Overextending Ourselves Can you think of a day that has passed where you haven’t thought to yourself, or uttered the words “I feel so tired!” at least once? Many women can’t help but feel frustrated and report that they need more energy to get everything accomplished on […]

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Is Facebook Harmful To Your (Mental) Health?

I read an interesting blog post yesterday from the Harvard Business Review (written by Daniel Guloti) which I thought I would share with my readers…it focuses on how Facebook is affecting our productivity at work, as well as our mental health/happiness. Read on! www.humanesocietyofknoxcounty.org/2013/ You can also access […]

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Understanding Your Negative Cycle

Understanding Your Negative Cycle

In your relationship or marriage, maybe you’ve found yourself getting caught up in a rollercoaster-type experience where you and your wife, girlfriend or partner fight for some time, and then all goes back to serenity, and then it happens again and again, with constant repetition and no […]

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