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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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Pornography Counseling – How Secrecy Fuels Addiction

By Utah Therapy / March 15, 2021 /

Pornography counseling can be one of the first steps to healing. It will help you open up to yourself and others. One of the problems is that 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…

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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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What to Do if You are on a Path of Divorce – Couples Therapy

By Utah Therapy / March 15, 2021 /

Marriage is never easy, and most spouses need to attend couples therapy to help. Have you ever wondered how so many people seem to look so happy in theirs? Well – they might be, but chances are, they struggle too. The difference might be how you handle the struggle as a couple that can bring…

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Couples Therapy – Pornography Problem

By Utah Therapy / March 15, 2021 /

Do you or someone you love have a pornography problem? Pornography use is on the rise and the age of first exposure is starting earlier and earlier. Research (Davis, Perry in 2017) has also found that breakups in romantic relationships are twice as more likely to happen 6 years down the road for those who…

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Myth: Marriage needs to be 50/50

By Utah Therapy / March 15, 2021 /

Here is one myth that a marriage counselor will help you dispel: Marriage needs to be a 50/50 split. Everything done and contributed needs to be equal. This simply is false. What marriage needs is 100% from each partner. In some instances, that means that one spouse will do more than the other because of…

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PTSD And Trauma Counseling

By Utah Therapy / March 15, 2021 /

Trauma counseling isn’t easy, but can be worth it. For trauma survivors, some therapists utilize the systemic approaches of internal family systems (IFS) and emotion-focused therapy (EFT). These approaches focus on strengthening attachment that exists both outside and inside of the self. Others also use play therapy when treating children and young adolescents who have…

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What You Should Know Before Starting EMDR Part Three: Emotional Regulation

By Utah Therapy / March 15, 2021 /

In part 1 of this series, I discussed what trauma is, how it develops, and how that translates into negative beliefs. In part 2 I explained how to identify and explore negative beliefs about oneself. Both of these topics are important to know about when starting EMDR (a treatment for trauma developed by Francine Shapiro…

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