1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. How Counseling Can Help Save Your Marriage

    Marriage has its inevitable ups and downs, as you and your partner are experiencing the trials and tribulations together. By taking the vow of marriage, you are heading onto the roller coaster of life with a partner, and things can get shaky. If you are finding that you and your partner are having a hard time with marriage, as you continually fight and are beginning to distance yourselves from eac…Read More

  5. 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

  6. I’m Gonna Disappoint You and Be OK with It

    "Is there a way you can make the call while on vacation next week?"  asks my colleague,  "I'll miss your laughter and contribution to group." Immediately, I sense being attacked and ready to defend.  I wanted to protect myself from feeling mortified and ashamed.  Plus, I believed I needed to protect my colleague from my decision to enjoy my time on vacation instead of satisfying her with my pr…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. Desire Honored

    "Hello," I answered the phone in a sing-song voice seeing  my friend's name on caller ID. On the other end of the line I heard a small soft hiccup sound.  "Wendy," (a pause filled with weeping) -- I gently responded, "I'm here." "Am I a bad mom?," barely audible asked my friend, Rachel. Immediately my mind raced -- Oh boy, she'd only been a mother for 2 weeks and haunted by a question many paren…Read More

  10. Seven Year Itch

    Let’s say you are in the midst of the seventh year of your marriage. You are both kind of coasting through the relationship and it has been somewhat pushed to the side. You may or may not have tried counseling but with kids, social engagements, a mortgage and all of the other stuff that comes along with being a young married couple. You seem to fight more than you used to and about more and more…Read More