How to Heal Past Hurts in Your Relationship

Have you ever experienced a hurt, betrayal or major disappointment by your partner? Do you still feel the hurt although the incident may have happened months or years ago? If so, you may have experienced an attachment injury to the bond that you and your partner share. When this happens, … Read More

Give Yourself Time to Heal

Instant gratification is common in our society today. We can have our shopping delivered right to our door the same day we ordered it; we can watch tv shows instantly and without commercials, and we have emails and notifications delivered to our watches so we can have the responses instantaneously. … Read More

Anatomy of Trust

Often, we hear about the ideas of building trust and restoring trust. Have you ever thought to yourself, “That sounds easy enough, but how does trust work?” One of the most common videos that I share with clients as we discuss trust in different types of relationships is Brené Brown’s … Read More

Steps to Better Understand Your Child- Part 1

I get questions like these all the time, “Why is my child doing _____?” Why is my child angry all the time? Why is my child not turning in their homework? Why is my child having tantrums in target? Why does my child lie?” The list goes on and on. … Read More

Is My Marriage Worth Saving?

When working with couples, a variety of concerns may surface- from unresolved conflicts, to broken trust and forgiveness, or navigating a spouse’s desire to leave the marriage. Moving on or starting over could look appealing compared to the work needed to rebuild the marriage. However, it’s common for these individuals … Read More

Trauma and EMDR- Part Nine

In earlier blogs in this series, we’ve referenced Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR). Here’s the explanation of this great research-based approach to resolving trauma. What kind of problems can EMDR treat? Scientific research has established EMDR as most effective for post-traumatic stress.  However, clinicians also have reported success using EMDR … Read More

Emotional Intelligence Takes Courage

Psychologist and science journalist Daniel Goleman first introduced a concept called emotional intelligence in 1995. His idea was the ability to understand and manage emotions greatly increases our chances of success. As a professional counselor, I spend a lot of time working with my clients by encouraging them to become … Read More

Trauma and EMDR- Part Eight

In this series, we’ve talked about different types of trauma and how we’ve all experienced a trauma that has impacted us, whether or not we’ve named it as such; how traumatic experiences are encoded and stored differently in our brains than other non-traumatic events; and we then looked at signs … Read More

Spring Cleaning

Tidying Up with Marie Kondo, the TV show created following the success of the book The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up, shows Americans in all stages of life, cultures, and socioeconomic status trying to combat clutter in order to simplify their life and create more space for joy. The success … Read More