couples counseling

Couples Counseling: Advice for Decreasing Holiday Season Marriage Stress You might be surprised to learn that the holidays are a common reason people seek therapy, especially couples counseling! In fact, research has shown that if you have a mental illness, you are likely to experience more stress during the holiday season (Source). That extra stress…

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Couples Counseling: Emotional Intimacy in Marriage Maybe you have already started marriage counseling to find that missing “something” in your relationship. (Related article: What Happens in Counseling?). Maybe you haven’t even gotten to that point yet, but you’d like help recreating the connection you used to have with your spouse.  Thankfully, there is a way…

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How to Help Your Veteran Partner Our therapists are familiar with a very population that often seeks counseling; military veterans. And, if your partner is a veteran who is struggling, you might not know what to say. Your veteran faces unique mental health challenges. (Related article: How to Talk to Someone in a Crisis). Maybe…

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Offering Support When Things Go Wrong Since this is a counseling blog, chances are you are reading this because you or someone you know is going through something hard. If you are close to someone who is in a crisis, you might not know what to say. How do you offer your support? What can…

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Counseling for Beginners If you have never seen a therapist before, therapy might seem very foreign. Maybe your only experience with what actually happens in counseling comes from TV shows or movies (ever seen the Sopranos?). Or maybe you have only heard things second hand from your friends and family who have sought help in…

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About Marriage and Family Therapists If you are new here, it might seem like the world of counseling and therapy is overwhelming! Truthfully, I don’t blame you. You aren’t the first person to struggle to know where to begin when it comes to therapy. Maybe this is your first time seeing a therapist. Maybe you…

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parenting

Parenting: Maybe There’s a Different Way When I have couples come to me asking for parenting advice, I get really excited. Why? Because this is one of the most secure ways of creating change in a family. Without knowing it, this couple has just opened the door to strengthening their relationship, strengthening themselves, strengthening their…

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A New Phase: Parenting a Preschooler You have heard so much about the challenges of having a newborn or infant. But, have you heard nearly as much about the difficulties of the preschool years? As the parent of a three year old, I understand that the preschooler phase is full of exciting developments… and stress…

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Promoting a Partnership Marriage As you attend marriage counseling, you and your spouse will work to find ways to support each other. You are both busy people. You might be juggling work, school, kids, hobbies, friends, church, and more. Supporting each other probably feels overwhelming, and it can be hard to know where to begin.…

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The Newlywed Phase Beyond the Honeymoon So, you have gotten through wedding planning. Everything went great. You even went on a relaxing and fun-filled honeymoon. Now, the real work begins! (Related article: Marriage Counseling for Newlyweds). Don’t let the idea of starting your new life together scare you. You might feel intimidated, but this phase…

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