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Guest Blog: The Four Pieces of Your Internal Balance…

Guest Blog: The Four Pieces of Your Internal Balance…

Do you find that you are constantly trying to fight away sadness or low self worth? Do you depend on others to make you feel good, frequently finding yourself in an unhealthy relationship or attracted to the “bad” boy or girl? Maybe it is time you take […]

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“Owning Your Stuff” In Therapy…It Can Be Empowering!

“Owning Your Stuff” In Therapy…It Can Be Empowering!

Most of us yearn for friendly, rewarding relationships with other people…but we often find ourselves at times embroiled in relationships which are exactly the opposite; full of hostility, resentment, bitterness and distrust. As a couples therapist, I work with my clients to help them communicate more effectively, […]

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How To Communicate Effectively With Your Partner…Ditch the Blame Game!

How To Communicate Effectively With Your Partner…Ditch the Blame Game!

When working with my couples therapy clients, I try to remind them to communicate what they feel and want, as opposed to hiding their feelings or blaming each other. Using “I feel/I want” statements is an effective method to remind individuals to communicate what they are feeling […]

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Thinking About the Pursuer/Distancer Dynamic…

Thinking About the Pursuer/Distancer Dynamic…

I work with many clients who are in the process of healing from the end of a relationship. As human beings, many of us have the automatic tendency to anxiously pursue someone who is wanting space, and it’s incredibly difficult to move away from this habitual pattern of behavior. When […]

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Honoring Your Personal Boundaries…

Honoring Your Personal Boundaries…

Many of my clients tell me that in their personal relationships they feel unsure of “the boundaries where they end and others around them begin.” Having diffuse personal boundaries with others can leave you feeling codependent, powerless, unsure of who you are and unheard. Many of my clients with boundary […]

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Self-Awareness and Your Relationships…

Self-Awareness and Your Relationships…

It is important to remember that very little in our lives will change when we continue to point fingers and assign blame to external sources…everything and everyone who surround us. I often remind my clients in session that we really have absolutely no control over anyone but ourselves. […]

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What Does It Mean To Be Codependant?

What Does It Mean To Be Codependant?

Co-dependancy is a learned behavior that affects one’s ability to have a healthy, satisfying relationship. Many people classify co-dependancy as “relationship addiction”, as people often form or maintain relationships that tend to be emotionally destructive and unhealthy. It is thought that co-dependancy is a learned behavior that can […]

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