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Anxiety: How Therapy Can Help

By Lauren Adkins / August 8, 2021 /

Anxious Thoughts Performing anxiety counseling over the years, I’ve noticed that clients anxiety comes in many forms. One of the most common ways in your mind – what you think. You become anxious and start thinking anxious thoughts. When this is the case, challenging thinking errors or other cognitive distortions can be helpful. Although it…

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Couples Counseling – Why Waiting Can Hurt

By Utah Therapy / August 6, 2021 /

Most spouses come into couples counseling years after they need it. They put it off for so long thinking that they will be able to handle their relationship problems on their own. Some hope that things will get better while others might even believe that things cannot get better. Whatever the reason, they continue in…

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Parenting Advice: Secrets to Being a Happy Mom

By Utah Therapy / March 15, 2021 /

Read this article for good parenting advice from a therapist who works with children and adolescents. I have a love/hate relationship with blogs, Instagram and Facebook. They’re great because they keep me connected with people I care about, but not so great when they intensify my perfectionist tendencies. On rough days, I often catch myself…

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Parenting: It’s Not What You Think

By Utah Therapy / March 15, 2021 /

The ever-growing ideologies of parenthood offer two polar scenarios. The first is a beautiful imagery of always smiling children, as if they are cherubim with harps playing harmoniously in the background. Parents and children holding and hands and skipping in sync with bluebird’s sweet calls, complete with a rainbow crowning every day’s joyous experience. Alternatively,…

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Emotions 101: How To Be Healthy – Counseling

By Utah Therapy / March 15, 2021 /

Counseling can help you deal with uncomfortable emotions in a healthy way. Most of us try to avoid uncomfortable emotions. Who likes to feel sad, depressed, lonely, hurt, scared or betrayed? Don’t you try to NOT feel this way? You might have even engaged in unhealthy behaviors to avoid your emotions. I encountered this common…

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Relationship Problems and Communication Problems

By Utah Therapy / March 15, 2021 /

Relationship problems are inevitable in marriage. That term can be very broad, so let’s break that down a little more specifically. Because, when I ask couples what I can help them with, the most common response is “communication problems.” This is what they would call their biggest relationship problem. In my mind, this term has…

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Just Breathe! Reduce Anxiety With This Simple Exercise

By Utah Therapy / March 15, 2021 /

Anxiety might seize you in the middle of the night, or perhaps at the beginning of a work meeting, or maybe while driving your kids to soccer practice. Wherever it happens, it can overwhelm you. Your mind won’t stop running; body is tense; heart is racing. You can’t breathe! And, of course you can’t relax…

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The Secret of Pornography

By Utah Therapy / March 15, 2021 /

Secrets fuel addiction. As I have mentioned before in previous posts, addictions, such as pornography addictions, are a shame-based experience. This means that when someone uses pornography they feel as if they are a bad person, rather than feeling that they are a good person despite making a mistake. When someone feels shame, they often…

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How to Get My Husband to Counseling for Relationship Problems?

By Utah Therapy / March 15, 2021 /

If you have relationship problems, just getting into therapy can be difficult. We are not looking to blame anyone for this difficulty. However, there might be one spouse that is hesitant to start. Let’s talk about what to do if it your husband that is hesitant. Counseling, if done right, is husband friendly! Find the…

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An Ethic to Live: Building Barriers to Suicide Around Ourselves & Those We Love

By Utah Therapy / March 15, 2021 /

In cities throughout the world, notable high buildings and bridges increasingly have additional fencing built atop of them with the specific purpose of preventing suicides. Suicide fences tend to work because research has shown that suicidal actions are frequently impulsive, hence such fences serve to forestall that impulse and buy individuals precious time to further…

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