Stage of Life Transitions

          People are always in motion. Whether it is aging, changing jobs, starting or ending relationships, or relocating, life is in a constant state of evolving. This is very evident at milestones across the life span. Beginning at birth, a newborn rapidly develops into a toddler, and a toddler quickly grows into a child. I... Continue Reading →

Termination

No matter how long a client has come in for therapy, an attachment forms between client and counselor.  The therapeutic alliance is full of meaning.  Creating a safe space for clients to share their pain, shame, disappointments, and milestones, a secure relationship is experienced.  Sometimes, a counselor has to leave the relationship for a variety... Continue Reading →

Increasing Fondness for Your Partner

Relationships often begin with a bang. This bang is known as the “honeymoon stage,” and this is when the fireworks go off. Individuals in this stage report feeling head over heels and even out of their minds in love. These individuals experience an intense desire to be near the object of their affection and deeply... Continue Reading →

Guilt: Is It Necessary?

People tend to carry guilt around with them like a two-ton boulder.  Something happened when they were younger that they grew to regret.  Maybe a relationship ended, a poor decision was made, or reckless behavior was penalized.  Possibly, words were left unspoken, a chance wasn’t taken, or the love of one’s life has gotten away. ... Continue Reading →

How to Build Resilience

First of all, what is resilience and why is it something that we need? Most simply put, resilience is what helps us to bounce back from adversity. Resilience is the process of adapting effectively in situations such as trauma, tragedy, or significant stressors such as loss of a job or the death of a loved... Continue Reading →

Impulsivity

I’ve noticed several celebrity engagements occurring in the news lately.  After dating for several weeks, these couples become engaged to be married.  There is a possibility that it is a result of copy catting a trend advertised in the media.  It can also be the result of impulsivity, or the tendency to act on a... Continue Reading →

Digging Deep

Have you ever been at a place in your life where you think, “I don’t know if I can make it”?  The journey is long, it has been exhausting, and mental fatigue has set in.  Sounds a little like what life in general can become.  Maybe it’s a medical condition that is chronic, offering glimmers... Continue Reading →

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