1. The Importance of Counseling For Couples

    No matter if you’re in a serious long-term relationship, or married, it’s unlikely that you’ll never have arguments or experience a rift between the two of you every now and again. It’s important to constantly remind yourself of why the relationship started in the first place and the love that you have shared with each other. If you feel like you’re losing control, be sure to contact our…Read More

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. Is Avoiding Anger Helpful?

    The image of anger is portrayed as a snarly, fanged monster, once released -- the rage and fury will devour and destroy.  But when anger is not addressed it could become turned inward.  Thus, the dichotomy arises between outward destruction or internal turmoil. Coming into the holiday season, I sense my mood lowering into a melancholy state.  I find it difficult to cope with family dynamics and…Read More

  7. 3 Reasons To Give Therapy A Try

    There is a social stigma that counseling is for individuals who are broken, bruised, crazy or incapable of dealing with their issues. I’ve heard it for years that these are the people that need real help. The truth is, I have yet to meet a person who came to counseling and didn’t feel like they left with more than they came in with. Whether it is for something that you’re currently strugglin…Read More

  8. Symptoms of an Anxiety Disorder

    Anxiety is something that almost all of us experience at one point or another, but determining whether or not the anxiety that you’re experiencing is diagnosable as an anxiety disorder, or if it’s something that will in fact pass, is a little more difficult. For each individual, the signs of an anxiety disorder are different, just as the triggers of these emotions are. If you’re uncertain as…Read More

  9. Celebrating Suicide Prevention

    The rates of suicide deaths have raised over the last ten years, immensely. This is an area that we are never excited to see growth in, and as a counselor, one that we do our absolute best to minimize. The month of September celebrates two mental health holidays that support the battle against depression. During the month, you will notice that there is both a Suicide Prevention Week as well as a S…Read More