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Establishing Ground Rules in Couples Communication

Establishing Ground Rules in Couples Communication

(This blog post was written by Elisabeth Mandel, LMFT. Elisabeth is an Associate Therapist at our practice and specializes in working with couples.) According to Marty Babits (2009), author of “The Power of the Middle Ground,” couples can resolve conflicts without the threat of escalation by creating […]

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The “It’s Not You, It’s Us” Approach to Relationship Problems

The “It’s Not You, It’s Us” Approach to Relationship Problems

(This blog post was written by Elisabeth Mandel, LMFT. Elisabeth is an Associate Therapist at our practice and specializes in working with couples.) Partners often come to therapy to play the blame game. One partner points the finger at the other, turns to the therapist and says, […]

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Building Self-esteem from Within

Building Self-esteem from Within

(This blog post was written by Reena Singh, LMHC. Reena is an Associate Therapist at our practice and specializes in working with individuals.) As human beings we are, sadly, more inclined to focus on all our flaws rather than the positive aspects of ourselves.  This negative focus […]

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The Miscommunication of Love

The Miscommunication of Love

(This blog post was written by Elisabeth Mandel, LMFT. Elisabeth is an Associate Therapist at our practice and specializes in working with couples.) There are many ways to say, “I love you.” Sometimes partners drift apart and the love that they share becomes neglected. Love is not […]

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Testosterone: Your Best Defense Against MANxiety

Testosterone: Your Best Defense Against MANxiety

(This blog post was written by Elisabeth Mandel, LMFT. Elisabeth is an Associate Therapist at our practice and specializes in working with couples.) jeanette cash coldwell banker advantage Throughout the day, week and month, our stress levels will fluctuate to some degree. Stress can be positive or […]

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What Can I Gain From Coming to Therapy?

What Can I Gain From Coming to Therapy?

Most people enter therapy wanting something. They seek relief from debilitating symptoms. They want help making a life-changing decision. They long to heal past hurts. Couples need tools for communication. Some want better self-control. Others search for the ability to reach their potential. The list goes on. If their […]

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Three Tips To Help Make Your Relationship Bloom

Three Tips To Help Make Your Relationship Bloom

(This blog post was written by Elisabeth Mandel, LMFT. Elisabeth is an Associate Therapist at our practice and specializes in working with couples.) As a couples therapist, I often get asked the million dollar question, “What is the key to a happy and healthy relationship?” I will […]

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Hug Me Close

Hug Me Close

(This blog post was written by Elisabeth Mandel, LMFT. Elisabeth is an Associate Therapist at our practice and specializes in working with couples.) In one of the most influential books on intimacy in committed relationships, Passionate Marriage, David Schnarch (1997) proposes a technique called, “Hugging till Relaxed” to […]

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The Relationship Peace Treaty: Reassurance

The Relationship Peace Treaty: Reassurance

(This blog post was written by Elisabeth Mandel, LMFT. Elisabeth is an Associate Therapist at our practice and specializes in working with couples.) In Daniel Siegel’s “The Developing Mind” (1999), he describes the attachment process as a series of “rupture and repair.” The implication of this theory […]

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Taking the “Grrrr” Out of Anger!

Taking the “Grrrr” Out of Anger!

(This newest blog post was written by Elisabeth Mandel, LMFT. Elisabeth is an Associate Therapist at our practice and specializes in working with couples.) Miriam Gottlieb’s “The Angry Self” lists signs of unhealthy expressions of anger. legit payday loan Please review the following list and check off […]

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