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Harnessing Your Power Focusing on What You Can Control

Harnessing Your Power: Focusing on What You Can Control

 When we focus on the things we can control, we have more power over our own life. We also feel more in control of our future and how it’s going to turn out. Likewise, when we outsource that power and control, we lose it and therefore will feel out of control – like everything…
ADHD & Object Permanence

ADHD & Object Permanence

 What is Object Permanence? I want to talk to you today about ADHD (Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder) and something called object permanence. Object permanence happens developmentally in your toddler years. Before a toddler gets object permanence, if you were to step behind a door, they are not going to come look for you. You are gone…
Scanning - An Easy Exercise To Make Changes In Your Life

Scanning – An Easy Exercise To Make Changes In Your Life

Do you find yourself wanting to make some healthy changes in your life? Here’s a technique that you can use right here right now. It’s what I call the scanning exercise. Scanning is a really great way to start to become more self-aware. Self-awareness is the key to any change that you want to make…

Partners of Sex Addicts: Grieving the Betrayal

One of my areas of speciality is helping partners of sex addicts find hope and healing from the trauma caused by betrayal. There are five main phases to this type of trauma work. My goal, and our goal as a therapy team, is to help you walk through each stage well so you can find…
5 Truths About Grief

5 Truths About Grief

Grief is an excruciating part of the human experience. It’s something none of us want to face, but we all will face at some point in our lives. Grief comes from loss. The loss might be the death of a loved one, an unexpected tragedy, a betrayal, a debilitating disease or the end of a…
5 Simple Things to Reduce Stress & Anxiety

5 Simple Things to Reduce Stress & Anxiety

 Are you feeling nervous, anxious, overwhelmed, stressed? Here’s five things that you can do in your life to manage those feelings. 1. Intentional Breathing First, the easiest thing to do is free and is available to anybody and everybody. Get oxygen into your system! That is done by just breathing, but it’s not just…
EMDR What is it How does it work

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR): What is It? How Does it Work?

 Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR): What is It? How Does it Work? When I tell you about EMDR, it may sound a little “out there”. I actually thought so myself when I first heard about it. Because of that, I sought out an EMDR counselor for myself. So today, I’m speaking to you…
Is Trauma Affecting Your Relationship

How Trauma Affect Relationships

 One of my favorite areas to work in is trauma. The second is couples. I know most of us have probably heard the song by Rascal Flatts, “Bless the Broken Road”. It describes how other relationships have led to the one that they are in now. It is a sweet song and in so…
Overcome your fear of Starting Therapy

Overcome Your Fear of Starting Therapy

 A haunted hotel room & fear I’m currently on the eighth floor of a historic DC hotel. I’m actually standing outside of room 870. It’s rumored that this room in this hotel is haunted. Now I don’t know about you, if you believe in ghost stories or not, I’m not super into ghost stories,…

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