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It’s not About You..

Posted by on Nov 25, 2019 in Couples Counseling | 0 comments

It’s not About You..

When in a relationship, this phase refers to you.  How often do I hear couples complaining about their partners about mere things that should be non issues.  When you are in a relationship, whether married or dating, it’s really not about you.  Compromise is the key word here. This is not to say that one should change their entire persona to fit into a relationship, not at all, but one will have to change certain things in order for it to work.   This is the advice that I would give to any couple.   Marriage isn’t about you, it’s about you...

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Positives of Single-hood…

Posted by on Sep 15, 2019 in Singles Therapy | 0 comments

Positives of Single-hood…

Being “ Single” is often seen as something negative, in my last blog I described some of the negative factors affecting Singles. To be fair I felt that I had to also describe some of the positive aspects of this population.  The rate of Singles continues to grow in the US, there is something to be said about. Although, many individuals are not purposely choosing to be “Single”, a large percentage of the population is.  Being single shouldn’t be the end of anyone’s world, but many individuals see it as “ the worst thing ever”.  The idea of the...

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Some Factors Affecting Singles…

Posted by on May 27, 2019 in Singles Therapy | 0 comments

Some Factors Affecting Singles…

According to recent statistics, 45.2% of the US population was classified as “single” and that number continues to grow yearly. As more and more individuals find themselves “Single”, hopefully the misconceptions and stigmas that are associated with this population will also change. Single individuals deal with many factors that are very unique, that married people and couples are not aware off and may even take for granted. Many individuals are single by circumstances, such as separation or divorce, while some are widowed, but there is also a...

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SAD… Seasonal Affective Disorder.

Posted by on Mar 31, 2019 in Depression Counseling | 0 comments

SAD… Seasonal Affective Disorder.

SAD… Living on the East Coast makes it a bit easy to write about this disorder, as winter is a definite unavoidable season.  With short, cold days, with little day light time, it’s no wonder this season affects so many individuals.  Seasonal  affective disorder (SAD), also known as “ winter depression”, or “winter blues”, affects approximately 10 million Americans.  Sad is characterized by depressive symptoms which appears in the fall or winter months  and lifts in the spring time.  Prevalence of SAD ...

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Book Review: The 5 Love Languages

Posted by on Jun 18, 2018 in Couples Counseling | 0 comments

Book Review: The 5 Love Languages

If you haven’t read the book “ The 5 Love Languages, by Gary Chapman, you are missing out. This book is not new, as a matter of fact it’s been out for several years and has sold over 11 million copies worldwide, and it has saved countless relationships. This book can be a life changer for couples who are in trouble in their relationship. It’s a very simple concept , but it’s often missed by so many couples. If you and your spouse are not speaking each other’s love language, there will be trouble in the relationship. it’s as simple as that....

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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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