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Never feel bad again.

  You will never feel bad again after reading this. During therapy, I always to ask my clients how are you doing today? The response that I get is varied but falls typically into three different types of categories. The first is "I'm good," usually this means that everything in life is going well, no major stressors, and an overall...[ read more ]

Why are you in fight mode?

Question: Why you are in fight mode? Answer: You put content before emotions. Have you ever gotten into a fight, argument or disagreement with your significant other and felt like you talked in circles for hours on end? Does it feel like this fight never gets solved? Alternatively, do you feel like you keep saying the same thing over and...[ read more ]

Primary and Secondary Emotions

What Fighting About the Dishes Taught Me About Primary and Secondary Emotions. When I was in grad school, I found myself getting so angry when I would get home after a long day. Why was I upset the dishes still dirty, still sitting in the sink! I could feel my blood starting to pump more and more; I could hear...[ read more ]

Couple Bubble

To build a relationship that last one of the most important concepts that a couple can grasp and practice is a couple bubble.  When I worked with children in vacation bible school one of the first things that we would cover is the “purple circle.” this is where we would teach the children to put their arms all the way...[ read more ]

Types of Counseling Therapy

Types of Psychotherapy What is the difference between counseling and therapy? It is confusing for me to know the difference between the types of counseling, therapy and then add in psychotherapy, it is enough to make my head hurt. I hope to clarify the difference. In researching about this I found that first, you need to understand the type of mental...[ read more ]

Are you the Victim in the Drama Triangle

The Drama Triangle Part IV Drama Victim This is part IV of my four-part series on understanding drama in your life. If you have not read the early parts you can check out part I, part II and part III. In part IV of understanding the drama triangle, we are going to understand more about the role of the victim...[ read more ]

10 Common Myths about Counseling

10 Common Myths about Counseling Is there a stigma to going to counseling, maybe but not for those who start. For those of you who are thinking about attending counseling for the first time, and feel there is a stigma if you do go to counseling, this blog post is for you. These common myths about counseling can be summed up...[ read more ]

Book Review The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work

Book Review The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work I love reading books that help inspire me, challenge me and change me. I struggle to find books that are helpful and not just the feel-good self-help type of book. Working with my clients I will recommend books that offer more than just a feel-good solution. That is why I do...[ read more ]

Are you the Rescuer in the Drama Triangle

The Drama Triangle Part III Rescuing Drama This is part III of my four-part series on understanding drama in your life. If you have not read the first two parts go read Part I and Part II. In part III of understanding the drama triangle, we are going to understand more about the role of the rescuer in the drama...[ read more ]

Are you the persecutor in the Drama Triangle

The Drama Triangle Part II Persecuting Drama This is part II of my four-part series on understanding drama in your life. If you have not read part I yet click here. In part II of understanding the drama triangle, we are going to understand more about the role of the persecutor in the drama triangle. Role of The Persecutor Persecutors...[ read more ]


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