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Is Your Relationship Causing You Trauma?

Posted by on Aug 13, 2017 in Trauma Treatment | 0 comments

Is Your Relationship Causing You Trauma?

We are all familiar with the term PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder). This term is usually associated with military veterans, but it is also often used to describe individuals that has gone through horrific incidents in their lives. Some common symptoms includes anxiety, flashbacks, night sweats and uncontrollably or ruminating thoughts. This blog however is not to discuss PTSD at least, not that type of PTSD, but another. This type is associated with relationships. Its called Post Traumatic Relationship Disorder (PTRD). Although this term...

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Table for One

Posted by on Jun 18, 2017 in Singles Therapy | 0 comments

Table for One

As a Singles Therapist I get asked certain questions more often than others. Some of those questions can go something like this, how can I do certain things by myself. How does one graduate to eating and dinning alone? And how can I go on vacation alone? These are just a few of the questions, I hear from individuals that are struggling with single-hood. While others are able to navigate and continue to maintain a sense of self, many others will continue to struggle. Being single does not mean that one should stop living life. Yes, I agree...

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Has your relationship expired?

Posted by on May 9, 2017 in Couples Counseling | 0 comments

Has your relationship expired?

What does it mean to be in an expired relationship? Does relationships expire and if they do, how would one know? The answer is yes, relationships do expire. Relationships do not come with a visible expiration date, like a container of milk does. One has to know that if their relationship is sour or spoiled, then like a container of milk, it’s time to throw it out. Off course this is much easier said than done and unlike a container of expired milk, relationships are much, much, more complicated. Definition of an Expired...

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Is Your Relationship Causing You Anxiety…

Posted by on Mar 21, 2017 in Anxiety Treatment | 0 comments

Is Your Relationship Causing You Anxiety…

Anxiety plays a huge part in many of the relationships issues that I treat today. For those who are already suffering from an Anxiety Disorder, stress from being in a relationship can only heighten their symptoms. Love is one of the most powerful emotion that can be experienced by human beings. Therefore, relationship anxiety is sure to be a factor at some point in most relationships. So what are some typical causes of relationship anxiety? Anxiety can mean something different to different individuals and the causes of anxieties can and does...

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Breaking up is Hard to Do…. (Part 11)

Posted by on Feb 26, 2017 in Depression Counseling | 0 comments

Breaking up is Hard to Do…. (Part 11)

In my previous blog of this series, “breaking up is hard to do”, I discussed the psychological and physiological symptoms of a broken heart. In this concluding blog I will discuss ways to help heal a broken heart and recommendations on how to help avoid further broken hearts. How you cope with a heartbreak is determined by how you have been raised or nurtured. The pain will take time to heal, and it cannot be avoided. But once you are able to get out of that state of mind, how you move on from there, will be very crucial to your...

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Breaking up is hard to do…….(Part 1)

Posted by on Feb 14, 2017 in Depression Counseling | 0 comments

Breaking up is hard to do…….(Part 1)

They say that breaking up is hard to do. Well, it is. It’s probably one of the hardest things that human beings will experience. Have you ever wondered what the body actually goes through during a heartbreak? The physical symptoms are usually obvious to all, but the psychological symptoms are also very real and will last much longer than the physical ones. Did you know that one can die from a broken heart. Broken hearts are real and the pain that it inflicts is also real. In this two part blog series, I will explore various aspects of a...

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Season of despair and dread….

Posted by on Dec 16, 2016 in Depression Counseling | 0 comments

Season of despair and dread….

Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), is a widely known term that is often used to describe individuals who display symptoms of depression due to the changing of the seasons. It can be traced to the lack of sunlight and brightness, cold temperatures, and dark days, mostly occurring during the winter months of the year. This type of weather and temperature change, affects many individuals during the winter. Suicide rates tend to be higher, as depression is more likely to set in. Although this blog is not about SAD, during these same winter...

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Daddy’s Girl….

Posted by on Oct 5, 2016 in Depression Counseling | 0 comments

Daddy’s Girl….

How many times have the questions been asked of me, do you think I may have daddy issues? Is daddy issues something real? My answer to the first question will lead me into dwelling into my client’s background and upbringings. To the second question I simply reply, yes daddy issues are real and quite a common phenomenon. Although, daddy issues are mainly associated with females, research indicates that it also effects males. So what is “daddy issues” and how do you know if you have it. A simply working definition of...

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Are you Communicating……

Posted by on Sep 6, 2016 in Couples Counseling | 0 comments

Are you Communicating……

Effective communication is key for any successful and lasting relationship. We have heard this statement over and over again. This seems like something that would be quite easy to accomplish, right? Especially when we spend most of our time during the day communicating. However, communication between co workers, colleagues, friends and acquaintances is altogether a different form of communication, than with our partners and other loved ones. Is what is being communicated truly being heard by the other party? Do you think you are...

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Men and Depression

Posted by on Jun 30, 2016 in Depression Counseling | 0 comments

Men and Depression

I remember when I was in graduate school learning about all the different theories that psychotherapy was founded on and the forefathers of this field. I truly cannot remember reading or hearing any discussion based on depression in men. These theories left me with the impression that women were the only ones that got depressed, and depression is a “woman’s disease”. So wrong was the impression that was left regarding depression. Men indeed get depressed as well. However, they express their symptoms much differently than...

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