Let’s talk about what to do about marriage problems because of anxiety. Anxiety can often be seen as an individual issue. However, this issue impacts not only you, but those around you. There are certain techniques that you can use to combat individual anxiety such as positive self-talk and diaphragmatic breathing (Related Articles: How To…

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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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Communication in marriage can be difficult. You want to communicate in an honest way and connect with your spouse in order to have a good relationship. You want emotional intimacy. However, becoming emotionally intimate in your marriage isn’t easy and often feels counterintuitive (Related Article: Emotional Intimacy: What It Is And How To Get It…

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Marriage counseling in Spanish Fork Utah isn’t hard to find. Finding the right fit between you and a marriage counselor can be. It’s important to know that not every therapist is meant for you. A counselor that worked for your friends might be a good fit for them, but that doesn’t necessarily mean they are…

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Here are some individual therapy tips from a Utah counselor about knowing the difference between guilt and shame. Oh, how this is important! There is a difference and most people get it wrong. Knowing the difference between these two can help you avoid misunderstandings, personal mental health issues and discomfort. It can also help you…

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As a counselor offering individual therapy for nearly two decades, I have learned about emotions. I have noticed how well clients do that are able to properly recognize, feel and cope with their emotions (Related article: Emotions 101: How To Be Healthy). By doing this they are able to live a healthy life, where they…

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Here is a communication in marriage tip to help you develop better skills to communicate well with your spouse. These are taken from John Gottman’s research with couples over the years and my experience as a marriage and family therapist in Utah for nearly two decades.    Communication in Marriage Tip – Soft Start Up…

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Let’s talk about how to communicate better with your spouse. This is something that you would learn in marriage therapy, but can learn here and apply at home. It might take a therapist to help you apply it, but let’s try it this way at first to see how it goes for you.    When…

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Couples counseling for infertility in Utah can help both of you make sense of what has and is happening and heal together. Infertility impacts so many couples for different reasons. Whatever the reason it is impacting you, it brings with it pain, confusion, anger and shame. It might also cause anxiety (Related Article: Counseling For…

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Emotional intimacy is something most couples want. But what is it and how do you get it? It isn’t as mysterious as you think, but it isn’t as easy as you think as well. Emotional intimacy is developed when both partners make it emotionally safe for each other and share themselves in a vulnerable way.…

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