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Assertive Communication Techniques…

Assertive Communication Techniques…

Assertiveness is your best bet for communicating and helps you maintain honest, long lasting relationships with others. It conveys your needs and wants, while respecting yourself and others.  Acting assertively allows others to hear you and also allows you to express yourself. It’s a win-win! Myth: Assertiveness is […]

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My Personal Bill Of Rights…

My Personal Bill Of Rights…

If we can begin to believe that we deserve these rights and also learn to exercise them, then we can build a more assertive attitude and happier sense of self. The result is that we begin respect ourselves enough to be conscious of our basic human rights. […]

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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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My Personal Mission Statement

My Personal Mission Statement

My post today is focused on helping you to crate your very own personal mission statement. Many of my clients tell me that they get so busy in their everyday lives that it’s easy for them to lose sight of what really matters to them and what’s truly […]

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A Recent Interview….

A Recent Interview….

I was recently interviewed and featured on Katie Hoffman’s blog which was an honor. Below you will find our interview, which discusses my practice and background as a licensed therapist. Allison and I connecting is a social media success story. A couple months ago, I discovered this […]

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Words of Wisdom from the Dalai Lama…

Words of Wisdom from the Dalai Lama…

I greatly admire the work and teachings of the Dalai Lama. He has explained that wisdom and compassion can be cultivated by deepening our understanding of what occurs around us – and we can become more compassionate by simply focusing our attention on compassion. Mindfulness helps us […]

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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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Building Awareness…Identifying Your Aversive Strategies…

Building Awareness…Identifying Your Aversive Strategies…

Many individuals, couples and families who seek out therapy report that they have a difficult time dealing with conflict in an effective way, often using aversive control strategies in the ineffectual attempts to change the behavior of those around them. In this blog post, I identify and describe some of the […]

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Getting Unstuck – Moving Forward and Resolving Your Disagreements Together…

Getting Unstuck – Moving Forward and Resolving Your Disagreements Together…

Chains do not hold a marriage together. It is threads, hundreds of tiny threads which sew people together through the years. That is what makes a marriage last. – Simone Signoret Many of my clients come to couples counseling because they feel that they are constantly bickering […]

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Improving Your Listening Skills…

Improving Your Listening Skills…

Many of my clients explain that they often find themselves having a hard time effectively listening to their partners. As human beings it can be easy to block your partner out (I like to call this “spacing out”), to rehearse your response instead of listening to what […]

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