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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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Anger Management Tips: Is My Anger Healthy?

Anger Management Tips: Is My Anger Healthy?

Anger is a  powerful emotion that can stem from feelings of frustration, hurt, annoyance, or disappointment. It is a normal human emotion that can range from slight irritation to strong rage. From time to time, everyone can lose their cool or get angry. Losing your temper can cause […]

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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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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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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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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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Negative Interaction Cycles…

Negative Interaction Cycles…

Many of the couples I work with tell me that they feel they are stuck in negative cycles of interaction in their relationship(s). When working with couples, I assist them to: identify destructive patterns that exist in their relationship ciarageraghty.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/09/1/ understand each person’s role in maintaining these […]

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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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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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The Importance of Friendship in Healthy Marriages

The Importance of Friendship in Healthy Marriages

I am a big fan of John Gottman and Nan Silver’s work, and their findings/principles for making marriage work make a great deal of sense to me. As the authors of “The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work”, Gottman and Silver focus on the simple truths behind […]

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