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Couples Counseling: Holiday Season Stress

By Lauren Adkins / December 6, 2022 /

Couples Counseling: Advice for Decreasing Holiday Season Marriage Stress You might be surprised to learn that the holidays are a common reason people seek therapy, especially couples counseling! In fact, research has shown that if you have a mental illness, you are likely to experience more stress during the holiday season (Source). That extra stress…

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Pornography Counseling: Unmet Needs

By Lauren Adkins / December 6, 2022 /

Pornography Counseling: Understanding Unmet Needs If you or your partner believe you have a pornography addiction and seek pornography counseling, it might seem like it is an impossible problem to fix. Maybe you make progress and then suddenly you or your partner slips up, and now you are frustrated and hurt.(Related article: Creating Emotional Safety…

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Couples Counseling: Building Emotional Intimacy

By Lauren Adkins / November 30, 2022 /

Couples Counseling: Emotional Intimacy in Marriage Maybe you have already started marriage counseling to find that missing “something” in your relationship. (Related article: What Happens in Counseling?). Maybe you haven’t even gotten to that point yet, but you’d like help recreating the connection you used to have with your spouse.  Thankfully, there is a way…

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Counseling: Shame vs. Guilt

By Lauren Adkins / November 18, 2022 /

Counseling Thoughts: Shame vs. Guilt There is a good chance that the concerns you bring to your therapist to work on in counseling have a common theme- shame or guilt about a situation or incident. If you have experienced shame and guilt about things you have done, you are not alone. Many other people are…

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Counseling: Understanding Another Myth About Grief

By Lauren Adkins / November 16, 2022 /

Counseling: Another Myth About Grief Grief is complicated, and if you are grieving a loss or thinking about starting grief counseling, you probably hear lots of advice from well-meaning friends and family. Some of this advice might help bring you comfort, but some of it might be counterproductive for healing after loss. (Related article: How…

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Counseling: Understanding Myths about Grief

By Lauren Adkins / November 16, 2022 /

Counseling: Understanding Myths about Grief  Managing grief is a common reason clients seek help in counseling, and you might be going through the same. Maybe you are experiencing grief due to the loss of a loved one. Your grief might be from a missed opportunity or another major loss. No matter the reason for your…

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Counseling for Military and Veteran Couples

By Lauren Adkins / November 10, 2022 /

How to Help Your Veteran Partner Our therapists are familiar with a very population that often seeks counseling; military veterans. And, if your partner is a veteran who is struggling, you might not know what to say. Your veteran faces unique mental health challenges. (Related article: How to Talk to Someone in a Crisis). Maybe…

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How Counseling Helps Veterans

By Lauren Adkins / November 10, 2022 /

Counseling is For Veterans, Too If you are a military veteran, you might feel intimidated by the thought of finding counseling and resources for your mental health. Sure, you may have heard a lot about mental health resources. In fact, you might even live near the VA Hospital in Salt Lake. However, you might not…

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Counseling Skills: How to Talk to Someone in a Crisis

By Lauren Adkins / November 4, 2022 /

Offering Support When Things Go Wrong Since this is a counseling blog, chances are you are reading this because you or someone you know is going through something hard. If you are close to someone who is in a crisis, you might not know what to say. How do you offer your support? What can…

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What Happens in Counseling?

By Lauren Adkins / November 4, 2022 /

Counseling for Beginners If you have never seen a therapist before, therapy might seem very foreign. Maybe your only experience with what actually happens in counseling comes from TV shows or movies (ever seen the Sopranos?). Or maybe you have only heard things second hand from your friends and family who have sought help in…

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