A Diet Plan for Your Marriage

A Diet Plan for Your Marriage

There is a diet for everything these days, isn’t there? Now there is one for your marriage. It is easy to follow but, like every diet, will take work to implement. Many couples want a quick fix. “How long will it take to fix this?” How long has it...

Clients Want “Counseling Tips”

You are thinking about getting a counselor because you want some tips on life. Tips, advice, opinions, should, must, etc, these are all no-no words in the counseling profession. We are actually trained NOT to give advice in session. If you happen to find yourself in...

What Lies Beneath

You are in your living room with your spouse and two kids feeling like an outsider. Your spouse just connects with the kids more. Even more now that they are adults. You feel like a fourth wheel on a tripod motorcycle. You carry in some dinner to the dining room...

Take The Time

It’s a busy life you lead. Getting a moment to yourself is hard enough. You read plenty of Facebook articles on zen, reflection, meditation and so on; reading is one thing, applying the concepts are another whole ball of wax. The entire premise of taking time is...

Giving Up on Your Self

Text Message: I’d like to cancel my appointment Gina  Gina: Okay, I’ll save it for you in case you change your mind. Days go by… Text Message: Can I keep my appointment? Gina: Yes, of course. I have saved your time. They meet. They work together and...

Doing Therapy With Kids

What Happens in the Therapy Room? The age of  your child will have an impact on what is going on behind those doors you patiently wait outside of. When kids ages 6-12 there is a lot going on that the trained eye can see but the layperson may view as just playing....

What is the Cost of Therapy?

The first place your mind went to was money! Yes, therapy will cost you some money. With a therapist charging $100 an for a client that attends therapy every week, it would cost $5,200 a year. Other variables to consider are time as well as risk and reward. I tend to...

Talking to Kids About Feelings

Talking to kids about feelings helps them build emotional intelligence. What does that mean anyway? Emotional intelligence is the basic skill of labeling and recognizing feelings withing oneself as well as others. The latter portion crosses into the realm of empathy...