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    A Relational Dance: The Protest Polka

    In a distressed voice Mary asked Steve:  “how could you forget to pay the auto insurance?”   Steve did not respond, but instead seemed only to gaze off stone-faced into the distance.  Mary felt frustration run through her body as she thought “he couldn’t care less.”  She lashed out verbally “What’s wrong with you, answer me!” […]

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    Love and Brain Cells

    Have you ever noticed that you can sense what your partner feels, even without exchanging words?  For instance, have you ever been able to sense when your partner is worried, sad or upset?  Have you ever felt sadness within yourself while comforting a sad loved one?  Have you ever felt embarrassment for a loved one […]

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    Men and Depression

    Many men believe depression is unmanly and weak. This thought often prevents men from seeking counseling but these are false assumptions. It is estimated that well over 6 million men develop depression each year.  Once we understand that depression is not a weakness nor is it abnormal, we can heal. There are many causes of […]

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    Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

    Most of us suffer an episode of depression at one time or another. It’s frustrating, it’s paralyzing at times, and it’s uncomfortable.  A person can feel that life will never return to normal. A person who is depressed can feel completely unmotivated. Clinical depression can cause episodes of fatigue. Many people have complained that since […]

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    The Happiness Set Point

    We are a more relaxed society and whatever we want is there for the taking. Technology has made a difference, and entertainment is big these days. There is something for everyone.  But, if the power goes out, will we still be happy?   Years ago, depending on where you lived, there were 3 channels to […]

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    Stress and Stressors Defined

    Many people are able to cope with stress very well. They know when to stop and take a deep breath. They either ask for help or look at what they’re facing in a different light.   Unfortunately, we can’t just eliminate stress, but we can find ways to manage stress and even prevent it. Much […]

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    Finding Happiness Through Gratitude

    Would you like to be happier? It is safe to say that most of us would. In the last 20 years the field of positive psychology has been focusing on the study of happiness and the research has shown us a lot. For example, researchers have determined that our genetic programing accounts for fifty percent […]

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    Finding a Therapist

    Why is therapy helpful? Many people won’t seek out therapy because they believe they don’t need it or they are nervous about the process in general.   Keeping things to yourself will eventually take a toll on your mental health.  Verbalizing your feelings has a positive impact on your brain. Talking about everyday struggles and sharing […]

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    Top Tips From Couples Therapists

    Countless people feel intimidated and frightened by the idea of couples therapy. It’s no wonder, since people often feel awkward and difficult when meeting someone new, especially if they’re telling a stranger about their intimate brawls. As a result, couples will attempt to figure out the problems themselves to either save money or save themselves […]

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    You Might Have Needed Couples Therapy 6 Years Ago

    According to well-regarded research conducted by Dr. John Gottman, the average couple waits six years after difficulties arise to start couples therapy. Six years? Yes, that’s right. Six whole years of struggle and weight on a couple’s relationship is a lot to bare. So how come people wait so long to seek help?   Fear […]

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