Letting Go of Perfectionism

What can we do about this self-destructive and addictive belief system of perfectionism and is it all bad?

When to Seek a Counselor

While reasons for seeking a counselor can vary, today we are discussing four of the most common reasons to seek therapy.

Is Psychotherapy Good For Business?

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Can psychotherapy be good for business? According to the World Health Organization, the answer is yes. And the financial upside is higher than you might think. It is no secret that mental illness is becoming an epidemic. According to the WHO, more than 300 million people are currently living with … Read More

Divorce: Dad or Mom left…now what?

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Navigating divorce is difficult. There are many causes for divorce. A few of these are: Affairs Grown apart/fallen out of love Addiction Incompatible Divorce becomes even more complex when there are children involved. Many times, parents become bitter and angry towards each other and it is hard to treat each … Read More

Good Pictures Bad Pictures

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Some researchers are citing the age of 8 – eight years old!! – as the average age of exposure to pornography. And – that’s an average. Meaning that kids also encounter pornography at ages even younger than 8. Prior to the Internet era children typically didn’t discover porn until age … Read More

Out of the Shadows: Understanding Sexual Addiction

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Patrick Carnes is the author of Out of the Shadows: Understanding Sexual Addiction. As a therapist, we often utilize his materials to enhance the content of sessions with our clients. Out of the Shadows: Understanding Sexual Addiction is an easy read and a great resource to help explain the addiction cycle for … Read More

Sobriety During the Holidays

Eat, Drink, and be Merry! This is a popular holiday slogan that many of us are familiar with. Nevertheless, holidays are often a time that can be a trigger for individuals struggling with addiction and sobriety. Many people think that the holidays are just a time for happiness and time … Read More

Am I An Addict?

Am I an addict? Labels, diagnosis, and prognosis: we are obsessed with putting labels on people and putting them in neat little categories. Society likes to know what the diagnosis is and what the prognosis will be. Many times I hear, “I use and abuse drugs and alcohol, but I … Read More