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Will Your New Year’s Resolution Last?

By | January 12th, 2021|Anger Stress and Health, stress|

Ever wonder why you end up fired up with a new years resolution, only to feel defeated a few weeks later? It's usually because you are coming from a place of "should" rather than authentic desire. The 'should' has a built in failure mechanism, where as the natural desire makes it a breeze.

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Seven Ways to Say, “I love you,” and Six Ways That Fail

By | December 11th, 2020|Communication Problems, Couples Counseling, Family of Origin Counseling, Insecurity Counseling, Intimacy, separation counseling|

Seven Ways to Say, “I love you,” and Six Ways That Fail. “I love you!” says your partner as they go off to get on with their day. “Love you” says your mom as you end a phone conversation and you say it back. Do you feel loved in that moment? Are you experiencing loving [...]

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Mindful Co-parenting During Marital Tensions – Five Ways to Ensure Success

By | November 17th, 2020|Couples Counseling, Family of Origin Counseling, Parenting Counseling|

Mindful Co-parenting During Marital Tensions - Five Ways to Ensure Success Mindful co-parenting involves thinking about how you want to bring up your children, putting it into words, sharing it with each other and planning a strategy of implementation based on nurturing the children - rather than about winning or losing points in the marital [...]

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Good Feelings That Turn Bad Fast

By | October 19th, 2020|Anxiety therapy, Fear and Pani, Separation and Loss, separation counseling, stress|

 Good Feelings Can Scare you into the Familiar Arms of the Bad Feelings Good feelings turn bad so quick. Damn! You know only too well that pattern of feeling great one minute and then boom, you hear bad news, or your phone runs out of juice – those positive feelings get wiped out in a [...]

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Covid-19 Related Anxiety and Depression –

By | September 16th, 2020|Anxiety Treatment, Depression Counseling, stress|

Covid-19 related Anxiety and Depression Covid-19 related anxiety and depression rates show a 29% increase from pre-pandemic times a year ago  Are you part of the 1 in 3 people experiencing anxiety and depression during this pandemic? Perhaps you feel irritated more than you used to, helpless in a situation where you have no control. [...]

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Feeling Loved in a Pandemic

By | August 25th, 2020|Communication Problems, Couples Counseling, couples therapy, Family of Origin Counseling, Individual Counseling|

Three Crucial Ways to Feeling Loved in a Pandemic Feeling loved in a pandemic is problematic when there is more pressure on partners to make each feel valued when the world feels so unpredictable. Scared that her family may become infected with Covid-19, Claire a 35-year-old optometrist was extra careful about cleaning everything before it [...]

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Is a Trial Separation Right for you and your Partner?

By | July 22nd, 2020|Breakups and Separation, Family of Origin Counseling, separation counseling|

Is a Trial Separation Right for You and Your Partner? A trial separation may have crossed your mind many times as you went through the stresses and strains of a relationship that often felt like a life sentence. You’ve probably had fantasies of a trial separation where you don’t have to give up everything forever [...]

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How Worrying and Boredom Team up to Keep You Stuck

By | June 17th, 2020|Anxiety therapy, Individual Counseling, Insecurity Counseling|

How Worrying and Boredom Team up to Keep You Stuck Worrying and boredom are two of the most complaints I hear from clients, but more pronounced during the pandemic lockdown. Here are some of the remarks regarding worrying and boredom that have stuck with me: “I worry that my partner will make me the bad [...]

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Difficulty Mourning a Loss

By | May 13th, 2020|Breakups and Separation, Family of Origin Counseling, Grief Counseling|

Difficulty Mourning a Loss Stirs up Undigested Losses from the Past Difficulty Mourning a loss when the customary rituals of joining and supporting grieving family and friends are absent during a lock-down makes that loss harder to process. Difficulty mourning a recent loss brings up waves of loss and grief from previous losses, making you [...]

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Marriage Conflict Escalates in Times of Corona Virus Lock Down

By | April 8th, 2020|Anger Stress and Health, couples therapy, stress|

Marriage Conflict Escalates in Times of Corona Virus Lock Down Marriage conflict exists in the best of times, but during the enforced ‘stay at home’ orders, couples are thrown into a place of uncertainty that neither can control, nor reassure one and other about. The threat of getting sick, passing it on to family if [...]

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