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Guys: How to Keep Defensive Behavior from Isolating You & Alienating Her

Are you struggling to stay connected to your partner because of your own defensive behavior? Do you feel attacked or on edge whenever you hear criticism or feedback from her? Left unchecked, defensiveness can isolate you from your partner, even alienate her. Yet, there are ways you can keep defensiveness at bay and assure the [...]

Anxiety Triggers: 5 Tips to change inaccurate self-beliefs

If you struggle with anxiety, then you know what it’s like to have to deal with inaccurate self-beliefs. Those negative thoughts about ourselves or situations around us are not just a drag, but also affect how we perceive ourselves. However, there are ways to cope with these beliefs and to change our inner narrative. Dealing with Inaccurate Self-Beliefs [...]

By |June 1st, 2017|Anxiety Treatment Blog|0 Comments

How Effective Repairs Keep You Connected

  Effective repairs are the key in resolving incidents when someone does or says something that is regrettable. For those couples who have open, honest and positive relationships these regrettable incidents may easily be overlooked and easily forgiven. Their positive interactions act like “money in the bank” against any long lasting discord.  Other couples are challenged on how to [...]

By |May 4th, 2017|Couples Counseling Blog|0 Comments

Friends With Benefits: 6 Reasons Why Committed Sex Is the Best

Committed sex gets a bad rap. But when you think about the comfort and security of memorizing each other’s bodies, and kicking the pressure to be perfect to the curb, committed sex actually rules. No need to date around in order to find someone who is worthy of having sex with you, and then teach them [...]

5 Ways Men Sabotage Relationships

Have you been struggling to find love and meaningful connection? Does it seem as if you are always striking out, and don’t know why? It may be that you sabotage your relationships. If you recognize how you do this, then it’s possible to make sure it doesn’t happen again. What Do You Mean by “Sabotage [...]

5 Simple Ways to Strengthen the Friendship in Your Marriage

Liz Higgins, LMFTA  //  December 19, 2016  “True friends are never apart; maybe in distance, but never in heart.” This quote rings true for couples. We all want to know the secret to making love last, but what if it was as simple as just being your partner’s friend? Does that sound a little too [...]

By |December 21st, 2016|Couples Counseling Blog|0 Comments

A Couples Guide to Handling Holiday Conflict

Jon Beaty  //  November 22, 2016 After we got married, my wife Tami and I had our first holiday conflict over whose family to spend Thanksgiving with. Tensions flared as we defended our positions. Five hours of freeway separated our families. Tami is an only child. She couldn’t imagine her parents enjoying Thanksgiving without her. [...]

By |December 2nd, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

3 Daily Habits that will Improve Your Relationship Better than an Exotic Vacation

I have a recurring fantasy that involves a beach, a margarita, and, most importantly, a hunky husband. You know that one much needed vacation. Like many couples, my husband and I are longing for some alone time—some time to relax, take a break from life, and really connect. But my fantasy flight never gets off [...]

By |November 8th, 2016|Couples Counseling Blog|0 Comments

Serotonin Levels and Your Diet – What’s the Connection?

Sero Who? What the heck is serotonin, what are serotonin levels and why should you care? Serotonin is a neurotransmitter, a chemical messenger, found primarily in the central nervous system, blood, and gastrointestinal tract. It affects many brain and bodily functions, among them, mood. Serotonin stabilizes and regulates mood by curbing anxiety, helping you feel focused [...]

By |October 26th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Men, 5 Ways to Improve Your Communication in Relationships

Have you been struggling to effectively communicate with your partner or family member? Communication in relationships is always a learning process. Yet, there are ways that you can improve your communication skills and better express yourself to those whom you care about. Communication in Relationships Tip #1:  Don’t be Distracted If you are trying to [...]

By |September 29th, 2016|Relationship Counseling for Men Blog|0 Comments