Covid-19 Resources

Times feel uncertain. During uncertainty, our actions need to be intentional. Thriving in this season is possible by implementing a few daily, simple self-care strategies. Our team at GROW Counseling has developed some resources designed to help you thrive during this difficult time. These tools will help you stay grounded … Read More

Five Small Ways to Bond with Your Partner Daily

A secure attachment bond is a critical building block of a healthy, lasting, loving relationship.  Although having strong emotional feelings of love for each other is important, it is not enough for a lasting, secure bond. What’s even more important is the way couples respond to each other, and are … Read More

Ways to Communicate with Your High Conflict Partner When Splitting

Whether or not you’re married, splitting up can bring out the worst in anyone. Individuals who may struggle with a personality disorder or traits, though, can create frequent high conflict interactions. During this vulnerable time when there is a loss of self-esteem and control, you may become the target of … Read More

Break Your Silence on Mental Health

Confronting Mental Illness

Mental health issues continue to be stigmatized and silenced among many communities. Because of this, many individuals suffer in silence and don’t get the necessary treatment to manage their disorder. In a riveting discussion on The Red Table Talk, Jada Pinkett Smith and Kid Cudi break their silence about mental … Read More

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

Improve Your Sexual Intimacy By Hugging

Many loving couples have sex that has become routinely expressed by rigid transactions, propelled by anxieties that reflect the dynamics of their relationship. For example, if one partner typically withdraws to cope with emotional distress, they will exhibit those similar withdrawing behaviors in regard to sexual intimacy. Most partners are … Read More

What is Emotional Intelligence?

Emotional Intelligence as a psychological theory was originally developed by Peter Salovey and John Mayer. They described it as “the ability to perceive emotions, to access and generate emotions so as to assist thought, to understand emotions and emotional knowledge, and to reflectively regulate emotions so as to promote emotional … Read More

How Will Infidelity Affect Our Relationship? – Part One

“How will infidelity affect our relationship?” This is probably the second most common question I get asked by couples as a Marriage Therapist, right behind, “How long will it take to get better?” My responses may vary greatly, depending on each couple’s unique circumstances. Infidelity is often complex, and the … Read More