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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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Is My Anger Healthy?

Is My Anger Healthy?

There is a difference between healthy, constructive anger and anger that is destructive and unhealthy. Below you will see the characteristics of both…see where you might fit in. Anger can be a very difficult emotion to change. Unlike other negative feelings, anger is often a choice that YOU […]

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Making Positive Changes in 2013 (that will actually last!)….

Making Positive Changes in 2013 (that will actually last!)….

A Positive Affirmation for the New Year In 2013, I choose… To live by choice, not by chance To be motivated, not manipulated To be useful, not used To make changes, not excuses To excel, not compete I choose self-esteem, not self-pity I choose to listen to […]

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What is Psychotherapy?

What is Psychotherapy?

Are you ready for a change? Would you like to learn more about yourself? Are you feeling overwhelmed? What would life be like for you if you felt happy and fulfilled? How about if you were to take steps towards accomplishing those goals that have been brushed […]

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Talking About Money With Your Spouse…

Talking About Money With Your Spouse…

In my practice I have found that many couples will talk about anything (anything!) before they will delve into a conversation about finances or their financial plan for the future. Why is it so challenging for many couples to talk about money? If you take some time […]

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