1. When Your Marriage is Going Through Tough Times

    Marriage is not a walk in the park. A more accurate depiction would be a climb on a steep mountain face. It’s strenuous, it can be tiring, and sometimes it feels like you don’t have the strength to keep climbing. But if you do, and you remember why you started the climb in the first place, you’ll achieve the most spectacular views and be so relieved that you stayed with it. When your marriag…Read More

  2. Confronting Your Anger

    It is completely normal and healthy to experience anger throughout your life. Whether it is directed at the bumper-to-bumper traffic on your way to work, or at your pet for relieving itself on the carpet, it happens. We have all experienced it, whether it be a small frustration or full on fury, and we will all experience it again. However, when you lose control to anger and it takes the reigns of …Read More

  3. Treating Your Depression

    Life is full of ups and downs, and there is no way to predict what tomorrow may hold. One day the sun is shining, and the next is cast in a gloomy grey. Depression can hit unexpectedly, whether you know the root cause or not, and leave you feeling like you’re swimming upstream, alone and afraid. When experiencing this feeling of desolation, every part of your daily routine is affected. Your favo…Read More

  4. The Benefits of Therapy

    Life is a strange and unpredictable thing. Like a roller coaster in the dark, you are unaware of what twists and turns are coming your way. One moment you might be riding high only to be sent into a sudden and unexpected descent. It’s important to know that you don’t have to be alone on this ride. Not only do you have friends and family ready to buckle in, but you also have the option to see a…Read More

  5. 12 Signs of an Anxiety Disorder

    We all feel nervous from time to time, but when does anxiety become an issue? According to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America, anxiety disorders are the most common type of mental illness in the US, affecting roughly 40 million adults annually. If you suffer from an anxiety disorder, you could feel hopeless. When your anxiety is out of control, it can feel as if it’s taking over y…Read More

  6. 9 Tips For Starting the Divorce Process

    When you marry someone, you hope to spend the remainder of your life with your spouse. However, things don’t always go as planned. Relationships are complicated, and sometimes they don’t last. Perhaps you and your spouse have grown in different directions over the years and are no longer compatible. One of the hardest decisions you may ever make is to ask for a divorce. If you’ve tried coupl…Read More

  7. How Couples Therapy Can Benefit Every Relationship

    “When I first met my girlfriend, it truly felt like love at first sight. Everything about her was perfect—from the way she laughed to the way she ever so slightly stuck out her tongue when she was focusing, I was head over heels. We’ve been together for four years, now, and while I am still deeply in love with her, our relationship is wildly different than it was in the beginning. We rarely …Read More

  8. How Marital Conflict Affects Your Loved Ones

    “When I was little, I really only remember my parents fighting. Of course there are the rare, glimmering memories of happy times—trips to Disneyland, holidays with extended family, and birthdays. When we were out in public, people thought we were the perfect family. My brother and I were scholar-athletes, both well-rounded and involved in the community. My parents were esteemed teachers, also …Read More

  9. Mini-Vacation

    My husband and I have created a tradition of taking a long weekend to the beach twice a year. We have certain criteria for a short break – less than a 3 hours driving distance to avoid use of the airport, restaurants and activities within walking distance of the hotel, post- or pre- season, and within a budget including a dog sitter. As a result, a tradition has been born. This year I was somewh…Read More

  10. Why I Want to See You Weekly

    "I'm feeling much better and I want to see what happens if I see you in 2 weeks. Do you think that's alright?" "I can't afford to come weekly. Do you think twice a month or once every 3 weeks will be OK?" These are complex questions. What is really being asked? How is treatment or the therapeutic relationship being perceived? A good therapist would be open to exploring rather than answering the cl…Read More