Lately it seems like sexual violence is everywhere. If you’re a survivor, or know a survivor (and more than likely - you do), it might feel like you can’t get away from it. What I know as a sexual trauma therapist is that among all of the heartbreak, disappointment, shock and controversy in the media [...]
Many clients we serve have a history of trauma, and so often they experience a painful preoccupation with their relationship to their bodies, as well as the experience their body has navigating in the world. In society today, we are inundated with mixed messages about “good” vs “bad” when it comes to food, diet, [...]
When we meet with couples for marriage counseling it is often apparent that they are not or have not been managing their relationship in a healthy way. That may seem obvious - but what isn't so obvious is what to do about it. With addiction counseling one of the tools we use is called a [...]
I thought it would be a good idea to take a look at couples counseling or marriage counseling from the male point of view. It seems that with a lot of the couples we see, the man is usually being asked to come to marriage counseling while the woman is the one who sets up [...]
Having a healthy, positive relationship with your spouse is one of the most important aspects of our culture and our being. Knowing your partner is there for you in good times and bad, feeling safe to share anything and everything, believing that your partner has your best interest in mind - these are the reasons [...]
Couples have the incredibly important job of communicating their support of their partner and also allowing their partner to support them. In doing so - giving and receiving support in the relationship - a sense of safety and trust is built that will help smooth the difficult times ahead. We all learn how to be [...]
What makes change so difficult? It's the elephant! In this post we'll look at a metaphor for making change when change seems hard.
Is your self-talk holding you back? Here are a few ideas on how to recognize positive and negative self-talk and make the change to something better!
Becoming aware of the severity of your use is the first step in tackling an addiction. Answering these few questions honestly is a start.