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Relationship

Mental HealthRelationshipSchool
May 7, 2018

Is Your Teen Overwhelmed? Help Them Learn Stress Management

Did you know that 1 in 3 teens will meet the diagnosis criteria for Anxiety by the age of 18? Many teens are faced with trying to balance school expectations,  get into college, deal with pressures from family and friends, and plan for who they want to become as adults.…
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FamilyRelationship
April 11, 2018

Pets and People

The relationship between pets and people is a long and detailed topic to discuss. Our animal companions are with us in a variety of ways. There are the animals that work such as herding livestock,  guarding a place, police work, sniffing contraband, guide dogs, therapy animals, the list goes on.…
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Mental HealthRelationship
June 23, 2017

Nobody Wants A Dyke Daughter

In celebration of LGBT Pride Month, a brave teenage shares her story about coming out to her dad and offers tips to parents: Nobody Wants A Dyke Daughter That was basically what my father said when I told him I’m gay. He did use somewhat nicer words, but his message…
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Mental HealthRelationshipTrauma
May 23, 2017

Why EMDR for Therapy?

With so many options for therapy, why EMDR?  Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) is a psychotherapy approach that incorporates protocols to help clients to reprocess emotionally activated memories into appropriate memory networks by connecting with adaptive information. A client presents with a trauma that is causing intrusive thoughts and…
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FamilyMental HealthRelationship
March 7, 2017

An Alternative Way to Resolve Conflict

People deal with conflict most every day. Many of them turn to litigation and the use of the legal system to resolve disputes. But the court system costs too much, takes too much time and involves uncertainty, loss of privacy and an adversarial win-lose mentality. Frequently, the outcomes from the…
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Relationship
March 2, 2017

What is Emotionally Focused Therapy for Couples?

The foundation of Emotion-focused therapy is based on the work of Drs. Leslie Greenberg and Robert Elliot.   While their focus was looking at the emotions of the person, their therapeutic intervention was designed for individual or one-on-one therapy. Emotionally Focused Therapy for Couples (EFTC) was born out of the 1980s work and research of…
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Relationship
February 15, 2017

Love All Year Long

The flowers have wilted and the candy is gone. Another Valentine’s Day is over.   Would you like to give a gift that will say, “I love you “ all year long? We can do that by learning to speak our partner’s love language. Gary Chapman coined the term in his…
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Mental HealthRelationship
January 24, 2017

LGBTQ ABCs

In my years of providing therapy, I have encountered many different acronyms and terms. Some of them I understood immediately, while I pretended to understand others. The LGBTQ community contains a lot of terminology and acronyms that are frequently misunderstood. In hopes of raising awareness and creating a more understanding…
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