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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 /

Let’s talk about parenting tips to help you create a stronger family. The ever-growing ideologies of parenting 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…

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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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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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