New Beginnings

Welcome to CounselingMatters.live and to our first post!  I am honored you are taking the time to visit and read on.  This blog will have many contributors on many different mental health subjects and topics of interest for people interested in living an emotionally healthy lifestyle. I hope you find these entries helpful. This entry... Continue Reading →

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A Review of The Power of Two

A Review of The Power of Two Welcome back to my review of The Power of Two by Susan Heitler. In our last post we covered the second basic of cooperative dialogue, verbalize feelings. We continued our conversation about ‘I statements’ and discussed the importance of knowing and communicating our emotions in an appropriate way.... Continue Reading →

COVID-19 …What to do…

While it appears many folks are willing to talk about COVID-19 with authority, the experts in the field say we still don't know a lot about it. We are encouraged to put space between ourselves and others. I've never actually been quarantined, either self induced or by orders from someone else, with the exception of... Continue Reading →

Women’s History Month

       Like women, women’s history month has come a long way since it began in 1987. Before 1987 women had one day, March,8th which still stands as International Women’s Day. This year's theme is “Valiant Women of the Vote” in honor of the 100th anniversary of the 19th ammendmant, which gave women the right to... Continue Reading →

A Review of The Power of Two

 Welcome back to my review of The Power of Two by Susan Heitler. In our last post we began discussing the concepts found in Heitler’s book. We focused specifically on collaborative dialogue in order to set the stage for the upcoming basic skills. I also gave a brief overview of three different styles of communication:... Continue Reading →

A Review of The Power of Two

Welcome back to my review of The Power of Two by Susan Heitler. In our last post we briefly reviewed the overall goals and constructs of the book, trouble shot concerns, and shared helpful tips for success. Today we will be diving into the first part of Heitler’s book and doing an overview but not... Continue Reading →

The Beauty of Nature

Recently some studies have suggested that having a connection to nature is important for your mental health. One study reported that people who visit natural spaces often report feeling better physically and mentally. In addition to this possible positive influence, there are some public health benefits too. People who make weekly visits to natural spaces... Continue Reading →

The Power of Two by Susan Heitler

Welcome everyone! As a part of my new journey on this blog I will be sharing with you a book that I am finding incredibly resourceful and beneficial within couples counseling. This will be an ongoing thread in which I will be breaking down the book, The Power of Two by Susan Heitler, in a... Continue Reading →

Three Identical Strangers

Do you ever wonder why you are the way you are? Is it all because of the way your parents raised you or the decisions you made? Is it destiny? Where does your personality come from? The great debate of nature vs. nurture has been going on for many years. Unfortunately from 1960-1980, there was... Continue Reading →

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