If you need help with depression in Utah, you have come to the right place. Depression is something that most people go through in their lives (all people?). Many people in your neighborhood are struggling with depression right now. Some of them get treatment and some of them figure out how to handle it on…

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When it comes to relationship problems, this one is at the top of the list – stonewalling (Here are some others: Relationship Problems – Criticism and Relationship Problems – Contempt and Relationship Problems – Defensiveness). One of the most important things to remember is that it’s not the presence of relationship problems (i.e., arguments, fights)…

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Let’s talk about one of the more common relationship problems – defensiveness (Related Article: Relationship Problems – Criticism and Relationship Problems – Contempt). Remember, it’s not the presence of relationship problems (i.e., arguments, fights) that leads to divorce. But rather, it’s how you handle your relationship problems that can lead you divorce (from the research…

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Good communication in relationships isn’t something that comes naturally to most people. It’s hard to communicate with your partner when you are hurt or afraid. Your natural tendency is to learn away from danger, or the source of pain in your life. This is how your ancestors survived over time. They were able to lean…

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Let’s talk about what emotional safety is and why it matters to your relationship and how to get it.    What Is Emotional Safety?   Emotional safety in your relationship is knowing and feeling that your partner sees you, accepts you and will be there for you. It involves being able to make mistakes and…

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Let’s talk about how to hold emotional space for your spouse. If you want to get closer to your spouse and create more emotional intimacy in your relationship (Related Article: Emotional Intimacy: What It Is And How To Get It), you will want to learn this skill. This is also part of creating crucial emotional…

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Are your behaviors coping or avoiding your emotions? There is a big difference, and if you know it, you can be more healthy. I’m often asked, as a marriage counselor, for a list of things clients can do to cope well. I have to tell them that I don’t have one because here’s the thing…

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Marriage therapy in Utah is becoming more popular. There are some recent trends that we have noticed as marriage and family therapists. I’d like to share them with you here so that you can take advantage of marriage therapy if you and your spouse need it, but are having a hard time getting in.  …

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Meet Linda Good, therapist at the Center for Couples and Families! Linda Good is originally from Silver City, New Mexico. She has completed an associates degree in Psychology from Eastern Arizona College and a bachelors in Psychology from Utah Valley University. Linda is currently working on her Clinical Mental Health Counseling masters at Utah Valley…

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Meet Rachel Brown, therapist at the Center for Couples and Families! Rachel Brown grew up in upstate New York, and has spent the past 10 years in Utah. She received her bachelor’s degree from Brigham Young University in English and Family Studies, and is currently a master’s student at Touro University and an intern therapist.…

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