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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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Bringing Our Past Into The Present…More On Core Beliefs

Bringing Our Past Into The Present…More On Core Beliefs

Our core beliefs have a large impact on how we view ourselves, other people, the world around us and predict the future. I work with my clients to help them discover their core beliefs, which is a significant part of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (“CBT”). Our  core beliefs […]

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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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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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Thinking About Your Triumphs and Strivings…

Thinking About Your Triumphs and Strivings…

Take a moment to work through the questions below: What has happened in your personal life that you are particularly proud of? Think about your psychological triumphs, times when things were even better than you expected, periods when you came through trials and tribulations in even better […]

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Questions About Insurance…

Questions About Insurance…

Many new clients to my practice often have questions about insurance coverage and my reason(s) for not participating directly with insurance companies. The services I offer to my clients (individual, couple, family and group therapy) are often covered in part by insurance but I do no accept insurance […]

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Simple Steps For Creating The Relationship(s) You Want…(Part I)

Simple Steps For Creating The Relationship(s) You Want…(Part I)

We all know that relationships are often not easy. As a marriage and family therapist, I help my clients navigate their relationships. As mentioned in my last blog post, our relationships tend to mirror many of the things we feel about ourselves. I wrote this post to help my readers […]

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Simple Statements for Developing Your Self-Acceptance…

Simple Statements for Developing Your Self-Acceptance…

Self acceptance is all about being compassionate and happy with who you are in the present moment. This is an agreement that you decide to make with yourself to appreciate, accept and support who you are right now, even if there are parts of yourself that you might like to […]

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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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Simple Tips for Couples To Remember

Below you will find some simple, straightforward tips which I like to use when working with couples: Defensiveness and anger tend to shut communication down. It’s the smart person that listens carefully before responding, and listens for what s/he can do to address the feelings, needs or requests […]

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