Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisor, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist Supervisor

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September 26, 2019
Who Are You Voting For?

Last time we talked about getting stressed and overwhelmed with the political season quickly approaching.  A different but equally important and often overlooked is what do you believe in? What are the issues that matter to you? Forget about parties. It may be true that you feel as though you lean one way or the other but […]

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September 12, 2019
2020 Elections... Yikes

I don’t know about you but I feel as though I’m bracing myself for the next election cycle as though I would be bracing myself for a car crash.  A big difference though is a car crash would be over in a matter of seconds…. This election cycle has, in truth, already started and will last […]

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August 29, 2019
When Someone You Love is Being Abused

It is a terribly helpless feeling to know that someone you love it being abused. And it you’re honest with yourself it is draining and exhausting to be around.  That’s normal.  It’s horrible but those are the facts.  I have put together some practical tips to help you get through and be a good shoulder for your loved one […]

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August 15, 2019
Why Abusers Abuse

Abusers abuse for power.  I’m sorry if you feel like that is an oversimplification but power is the ultimate reason.  Some abusers were raised getting hit, some were raised in a culture where violence is normal, others just get violent in frustration.  But if you strip it all away, abuse ( verbal/emotional, financial and physical) is about power. […]

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August 1, 2019
6 Myths About Domestic Violence

There are plenty of myths about most things. Some we find on the internet, some we learn from our friends and families. Often myths are harmless but other times, as in the case of domestic violence, they can be dangerous. Today we will explore some (I couldn't possibly expect to get to all) of the […]

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July 18, 2019
Dance with the One the Brought You...

If you have decided that your relationship is good overall but you have hit a bad patch and just need to course correct, here are some ideas to get you back on track... When is the last time you just laughed together? It is really easy to get mired down in the 'to do lists' […]

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July 4, 2019
Codependent > Independent?

In honor of Independence Day, I thought it would be good to take a look at codependence vs independence in relationships.   First, I think codependence often gets a bad rap and people often get a little defensive at the idea that codependence could be showing up in their relationship. Sometimes codependence is appropriate and even necessary.  Take […]

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June 20, 2019
How to Stop Ruining your Life with Bad Texts!

It often makes me sad but it’s true…. Texting is the new normal.  So it is time to adapt or totally go off the grid and exist in a cabin in Alaska.   How many times have you felt like you have made a situation worse with a text message? If you can’t think of a single example […]

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June 6, 2019
Why Texting is Ruining Your Relationships

Some of you know that I am a bit of a Techno-phobe.  I will openly admit that I am not in love that technology is seeping into each part of our lives.  So, when texting first became a thing - I fought it hard!!!  I wanted nothing to do with it.  It felt so cold and impersonal.   For better […]

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April 11, 2019
YOU Centered Goal Setting

Have you ever worked towards a goal and when you finally accomplished or completed it, you wonder if it was worth all the effort?  That likely happened for one of three reasons… You were doing it for someone/something else instead of yourself The goal didn’t really address the problem you thought it would  Your dreams/needs changed […]

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