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What to do Before Meeting with a Couples Counselor for the First Time

Couples counseling, practiced using EFT, is roughly 75% effective, says an article on Psychology Today. One of the most crucial phases for any couple is the time before their first counseling session. Before the date for the session arrives, you … Continue reading

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How Couples Counseling Can Help Your Relationship?

Research by the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists shows that 98% of the couples who had attended couples counseling sessions expressed high levels of satisfaction, says an article on Guidedoc. All of us are aware that relationships require … Continue reading

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How Marriage Counseling Helps When Dealing with an Overly Critical Spouse

Do you feel your spouse is always criticizing you? Maybe you’ve even tried to address it, only to get the response, “I’m just being honest!”. Some amount of bickering and blaming each other is normal in a marriage. It doesn’t … Continue reading

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5 Tips for Parents to Help Their Children Cope with Social Anxiety

Raising children can be complicated and confusing, especially when they are in the adolescence stages. This is a time of change, both physically and emotionally and they are most vulnerable during these years. It’s not uncommon for adolescents to defy … Continue reading

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Infidelity and Monogamy

Infidelity. Powerful word. It brings up all sorts of feelings: disapproval, distain, anger, upset, insecurity, threat, jealousy, understanding, sympathy, temptation, titillation, avoidance, and acceptance. There are varied beliefs about infidelity held both by professionals and by the average individual. And … Continue reading

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Talk about Your Problems to Solve Them

Problems are inevitable and so is anxiety related to them. And, through life, we each discover our own means of coping with life’s hurdles, of which some mechanisms prove more helpful than others. The important thing to remember is that … Continue reading

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Not Wanting to Want

How Intense, Nearly Unbearable, Feelings Can Be: My seat mate on the train spots an older woman and offers her his seat. She declines, but thanks him. I touch his arm and say, “That was nice.” He smiles and nods … Continue reading

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Is Full Disclosure Best?

I was recently interviewed by a student who is taking a class in ethical practices in couple therapy. I was asked whether I require full disclose from each partner to each other in couple sessions, especially when I have met … Continue reading

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4 Signs You Need to Visit a Psychotherapist

An abusive relationship, the death of a loved one, miscarriage, discrimination in the workplace – life does pose many challenges that have severe implications for our emotional well-being. And, it’s more common than you would imagine. Nearly 70% of American … Continue reading

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Fight Smarter, Not Less

Did you know that most couples across the world have repeating arguments year after year? The interesting part is that they often do so without realizing it. When two people get into a relationship, conflict is inevitable. However, the quality … Continue reading

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