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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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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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A Therapist’s Promise…

A Therapist’s Promise…

Another colleague shared this passage and I thought it an wonderful way to look at the therapeutic relationship. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did. A Therapist’s Promise “I will do my best to understand who you are. I will do my best do be […]

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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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Thinking About Therapy…Is It Right For Me?

Thinking About Therapy…Is It Right For Me?

In this blog post, I am going to write a little bit about therapy itself; what it is and whether it might be the right thing for you at this time in your life. There are many different therapeutic modalities and treatment approaches that people find to […]

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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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Recovering From Relationship Loss…

Recovering From Relationship Loss…

The loss of any important relationship has a powerful impact on our lives. Many of my clients report feeling a mixture of emotions: sadness, grief, anger, bitterness and sometimes relief (every situation is different).  There are no “correct” feelings to have, so it is very important to […]

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Assessing Your Communication…

Assessing Your Communication…

“Ultimately the bond of companionship, whether in marriage or in friendship, is conversation.” Communication is one of the most important building blocks of a healthy relationship. In my work with couples, it’s the area people seem to struggle with the most. Difficulties in communication can be at the […]

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Couples Therapy Intervention: Altering Your Patterns

Couples Therapy Intervention: Altering Your Patterns

When working with many couples in my practice, I often ask them the following question(s) and record the answers on a sheet of paper for each partner: “When you feeling your worst, how do you act with each other? What does this look like?”  I work with couples […]

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