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Relationship Counseling: Collaboration vs. Cooperation
Relationship Counseling: Are You Collaborating with Your Partner, Or Are You Just Cooperating? A common concern for couples who seek relationship counseling at our office is conflict resolution. You might relate to this. Maybe you and your partner have a big argument you just can’t seem to agree on. Or maybe you are trying to…Read More
Counseling and Communication Skills: Why Clarity is Kindness
Communication Skills in Counseling: Why Being Unclear is Unkind Many of our clients seek help developing their communication skills in therapy. And therapy is the perfect place for you to learn and improve these communication skills, whether they be with your partner, family, friends, or coworkers. One common struggle if you seek better communication skills…Read More
Relationship Advice: Take Time to Celebrate Together
Relationship Advice: Celebrating Together The couples that come into our office for couples therapy seek relationship advice that can improve their connection with their partner. It’s not always easy to stay emotionally close to your spouse, especially when life gets busy and stressful. You want your relationship to last, but are there things you can…Read More
Debunking Marriage Counseling Myths: Do Opposites Really Attract?
Debunking Marriage Myths Through Marriage Counseling Wisdom: “We Need to Have Everything in Common”/”Opposites Attract” After years of scheduling prospective marriage counseling clients, I have heard many reasons for seeking therapy. These reasons can vary greatly, but many couples have very similar concerns. One of the most common concerns I have seen is clients saying…Read More
Couples Therapy: Codependency or Controlling Behavior?
Couples Therapy: How Codependency Turns into Controlling Behaviors… and What You Can Do About It You might seek couples therapy to help you become less codependent. Codependency is a common issue in many relationships. But, did you know that sometimes codependency can look like controlling behaviors in a marriage? Now, you might be surprised, and…Read More
Communication Skills: Requests Vs. Boundaries
Communication Skills: How to Set Better Boundaries In our last blog post you learned about the basics of boundaries and how therapy can improve your communication skills. But what if you have tried to set boundaries and it seems like they just aren’t working? What is missing? Today, we will talk about a common mistake…Read More
Communication Skills: Boundaries
Communication Skills: What is a Boundary? Your experience in individual, couples, or family therapy will all have one thing in common; you will improve your communication skills. The thought of improving your communication can seem overwhelming or unattainable. Where can you begin when it comes to better communication with your loved ones? A great first…Read More
Premarital Counseling: Encouraging Fondness and Admiration
Premarital Counseling: Building Fondness and Admiration In our last post, you learned about how to build a “sound relationship house”, and how premarital counseling can help you and your fiance prepare for your life together. (Source) Now, we’ll talk about some things that will help reinforce the walls of your relationship house. (Related Article: Premarital…Read More
When Should My Teen Seek Therapy for Negative Self-Talk?
“My Teen is Very Negative. When Should They Go To Therapy?” In our last blog post, I talked about how it’s somewhat normal for your teen to talk negatively about themselves. Your teen’s logic and reasoning skills are still developing.(Related article: Parenting- It’s Not What You Think) It can be normal for your teen to…Read More
Therapy for Teens: How to Respond to Negative Self-Talk
Therapy for Teens: How to Respond to Your Child’s Negative Self-Talk Maybe you are reading this because you aren’t sure if you should seek therapy for your teen’s negative self-talk. Or maybe your teen is acting differently lately and seems more negative about their appearance or grades. Negativity can be somewhat normal when it comes…Read More