Exploring the Internal Family Systems Approach to Therapy
This coming October will mark the 10 year anniversary since founding The Couple and Family Clinic. Back then, I was a solo practitioner and the practice was named, Your Couples Therapist. Yet, I knew I wanted to build something larger. I envisioned a group practice...
Marriage Counseling Tips To Combat Overthinking
Overthinking is a common habit – 73% of adults between 25-35 and 52% of adults between 45-55 are affected. While self-reflection is important, going to the extreme of rumination can have less desirable consequences. These six therapy-based steps can help you overcome overthinking within your relationships.
The Importance of Building a Self-Reflection Practice
Self-reflection is an accessible practice that can deepen our awareness of the below-the-surface beliefs that direct our thoughts, feelings, and actions. By using these actionable tips, you can build this habit into your daily life and begin to experience the benefits of self-reflection.
How to Use Tools of Diplomacy in Your Relationships
What do international leaders and personal relationships have in common? Both can benefit from implementing tools of diplomacy to prepare for when conflict arises. Practice makes perfect and working with professionals who offer couples counseling can provide the support and guidance you need to start building loving and caring connections.
Marriage Counseling: Warding off the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse
Dr. John Gottman discovered four steps that signal the progression toward divorce and refers to them as the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse. Recognizing the appearance of the Four Horsemen during your conflicts is an essential first step to eliminating them.
5 Myths about Substance Use Disorder/Addiction and their Empowering Truths
For the past 6 months I have been interning at a treatment center for substance abuse. Our center offers outpatient and intensive outpatient (day treatment several days a week) primarily to people who have been court-mandated to seek treatment. There are several...
What Is The Role of Male Desperation in Mass Shootings?
I'm Uncomfortably Numb When I was supervising students in the Couple and Family Therapy program at The University of Maryland in the Fall of 2017, I had a slightly disturbing experience. It was Monday, October 2nd and I was the nighttime supervisor on site at the...
Intentional Change Requires Your Awareness
You may have heard a quote from the ancient Greek philosopher, Heroclitus that, “There is nothing permanent except change.” Or maybe, you’ve come across - a little more recently, “Change is the only constant in life”, Benjamin Franklin. Whether you want things to...
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