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Should I Go to Therapy?

By | May 25th, 2016|Categories: Self-Care|

If you’ve never talked to a counselor, social worker, or psychologist—and you should ONLY put your life in the hands of a licensed professional-- it may seem like a mysterious process. What actually happens in [...]

Healing Low Self-Esteem

By | May 25th, 2016|Categories: Self-Care|Tags: |

Remember that healing is a process; one day at a time. Your self-esteem wasn't trashed overnight and true recovery takes a long time. But you will be energized as you begin to feel better. Pause [...]

Regular Checkups: The Value of Maintenance Care

By | May 25th, 2016|Categories: Self-Care|

“The depression symptoms are just so bad again,” my patient (fictional) sighed as she settled in on my couch after a six month absence. “I’m having the guilt feelings, sadness, no energy, trouble sleeping, and [...]

Do You Turn Toward, Turn Away Or Turn Against?

By | May 25th, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: |

Each day, our partners make many attempts to connect with us, both verbal and nonverbal. World renowned couples research, Dr. John Gottman calls these attempts “bids” for emotional connection. A bid can be a question, [...]

Helpful Hints for Holiday Happenings

By | May 25th, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|

As the holiday season draws near, so do the stressful encounters with family! Here are some tips for making it through with your holiday spirit intact. 1. Remind yourself that people are under more pressure [...]

When the Holidays Aren’t So Merry—Making it Through the Season

By | May 25th, 2016|Categories: Holidays, Self-Care|

“What’s wrong with me?” my client (fictional) asked, shredding the tissue in her hands as she wept on my couch. “Shouldn’t this be a happy time of year? Why can’t I feel joy and embrace [...]

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