Common Couples Issues: Antidotes to The Four Horsemen

Common Couples Issues: Antidotes to The Four Horsemen A few weeks ago we reviewed Dr. John Gottman’s The Four Horsemen, which are faulty communication patterns common in relationships. If you’re recognizing these poor communication patterns and ready to combat them, it’s time to begin learning about their antidotes and how to apply them.  Let’s talk... Continue Reading →

Common Couples Issues: Faulty Communication Styles

Common Couples Issues: Faulty Communication Styles I was recently asked about frequent topics discussed in couples counseling, and without batting an eye my answer was The Four Horsemen. World renowned relationship therapist and researcher, Dr. John Gottman uses the title “The Four Horsemen” to describe the four communication styles that can be detrimental for couples.... Continue Reading →

Virginia Satir

“We can learn something new anytime we believe we can.” Virginia Satir Virginia Satir, an American therapist, social worker, and author, who helped expand the world of family therapy. Along with Jay Haley, Milton Erickson, and Cloe Madanes, Virginia Satir was one of the many who shaped family therapy within the field of psychology. In... Continue Reading →

Happy Birthday Melanie Klein!

Melanie Klein was an Austrian who was well known for play therapy. She was born on March 30, 1882 and died on September 22, 1960. As a professional, her first route was going to be medical school. When she married Arthur Klein, she and her family had to travel frequently due to her husband’s job.... Continue Reading →

Anna Freud

“I was always looking outside myself for strength and confidence, but it comes from within. It is there all the time.” Anna Freud During the month of March we celebrate and honor women all around the world. Throughout the field of psychology, there are many influential theorists and psychologists who have contributed to this field,... Continue Reading →

Eating Disorders

National Eating Disorder Awareness week is once again upon us. Beginning February 26th thru March 4th, you may see a heightened level of eating disorder (ED) advertisements throughout several advertisement platforms. In order to try to help someone struggling with ED, it is important to be familiar with the signs of this type of struggle.... Continue Reading →


Expectations are a set of beliefs that a situation will have a specific outcome in the future.  Another example of this is the conviction that a person will react in a certain manner.  Lastly, we can have expectations of ourselves, having faith that one might defy all odds in tricky situations.  How often do the... Continue Reading →

Seasonal Affective Disorder

Do you find yourself struggling with a depressed mood nearly every day during the winter? Do you feel sluggish, agitated, or lacking the energy to do activities you once enjoyed? Are you having trouble sleeping throughout the summer nights or maintaining a steady appetite? These are a few symptoms of Seasonal Affective Disorder to make... Continue Reading →

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