Many people hesitate to get needed help because they feel that getting counseling/psychotherapy means they are crazy, and they feel ashamed. Needing help with relationships or mood is no more shameful than needing medical help for other issues!
Thoughts on relationships
Relationship counseling and psychotherapy has been my profession for almost 19 years. As a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and experienced relationship coach, I’ve seen many people struggle with, and overcome, common issues related to communication, surviving infidelity, intimacy, depression, parenting problems, life transitions, infertility and adoption and much more. I’d like to share some of the knowledge I have gained, with you.
Damage has been done. Do you know how to repair? Read on.
Is your important relationship a partnership or is it “All About” one person? What is the difference? Read more.
Our modern culture sets marriage up for failure by creating unrealistic expectations. What are your expectations? How do you handle it if you are disappointed?
Often, people don’t begin couples therapy because they don’t get how it works. Here is an overview.
In your relationship with your partner, it is critical to the health and well being of both people that partners speak with respect, politeness, and yes, love. Even when people are arguing and times are tough, learning how to choose safe, respectful, loving and effective ways to communicate is critical.
If you have arrived at a time in your relationship when you accept that you need to change, are you ready to change because that’s what required for you in order to work on personal integrity?
Lots of people begin counseling because they want change, but change is hard. How does it happen? Is change what you want?
Sometimes one person is reluctant to enter couples therapy because they aren’t sure they will remain in the relationship but they also aren’t sure they want to break up. Therapy can help move a couple out of that “stuck” place.
Better communication will improve your marriage. Here’s an important tip!
Counseling is a significant investment. Learn how to make the best use of it!
Your adult children are leaving the parental nest. Here are tips for staying connected from a distance!
How do you let go of your adult children more gracefully? Painful? Yes. Agonizing? Doesn’t have to be!
Resilience is a desirable characteristic. The more resilient you are, the better you will handle life’s inevitable challenges.
The average couple waits far too long to seek help. Delay doesn’t mean failure; it does mean it will take longer and be harder to create change!
It’s not a myth that the holidays generate feelings of loneliness and sadness for many people. If your important relationships are intact and doing well, that’s great. But what if they aren’t?
Is drinking a problem in your important relationship? Problem drinking is not necessarily an addiction and not all problem drinkers are alcoholics. Yet their drinking may be a significant factor in a relationship in trouble.
Depression can be sufficiently severe and long standing to be diagnosed as a disorder and to require professional treatment. Left untreated, the symptoms of depression adversely affect a person’s spouse or partner, family, friends, work life, and health.