Symbiosis: The Empath and the Narcissist

Dear Empath, You may feel as if your purpose in this life is to facilitate the healing of others. You emotionally feed and water others to watch them abundantly grow. Highly sensitive and highly intuitive, you’re like an emotional sponge, absorbing all of the emotional energy around you. You thrive when you see others happy, [Read more...]

By |2019-04-04T07:14:25-06:00April 2nd, 2019|Adult Counseling, Boundaries, Coping Skills, Empathy, Life Balance, Mental Health, Motivation, Peer Relationships, Self-care, Self-Esteem, Stress|Comments Off on Symbiosis: The Empath and the Narcissist

Be Kind

“Have courage and be kind.” – Cinderella Life can be stressful. In the midst of deadlines and schedules, we can often forget to be kind to one another. Each of us are battling something that most people know nothing about. Whether it is work stress, family struggles, or health issues, it is important to remember [Read more...]

8 Lessons from Suicide Attempt Survivors

As devastating and serious as suicide is, it’s a topic that people hide away from. Because of this, many people are left to suffer in silence. Their closest loved ones are left oblivious to their pain. Or, their loved ones may suspect something is wrong but don’t know how to bring it up, so they [Read more...]

By |2018-11-20T15:27:13-06:00November 19th, 2018|Adult Counseling, Anxiety, Coping Skills, Depression, Empathy, Family, Friendship, Mental Health, Mental Illness, Self Harm, Stress, Suicide|Comments Off on 8 Lessons from Suicide Attempt Survivors

Domestic Violence: A Real Ghost Story and How You Can Help

Once October hits, a lot of us have the same thoughts in mind: autumn, football, sweater weather, pumpkin-spice everything, and preparing for Halloween. As much as I love spooky festivities, October isn’t just about ghosts, goblins, and costumes. It is also the month that we bring awareness to a scarier monster: domestic violence. This is [Read more...]

By |2018-10-03T09:35:57-06:00October 3rd, 2018|Adult Counseling, Communication, Coping Skills, Empathy, Men's Issues, Mental Health, Motivation, Trauma, Women's Issues|Comments Off on Domestic Violence: A Real Ghost Story and How You Can Help

What can you do to support someone living with depression?

Do’s and Don’ts of Supporting Someone with Depression Depression is not easy. It is complicated and different for each person who struggles with it. Sometimes, I wonder if people really understand how debilitating it can be. Depression is not just being sad or down in the dumps. It is typically a long term struggle with [Read more...]

By |2018-10-02T13:11:23-06:00September 21st, 2018|Adult Counseling, Anxiety, Depression, Empathy, Grief, Mental Health, Mental Illness, Self Harm, Self-Esteem, Stress, Suicide, Trauma|Comments Off on What can you do to support someone living with depression?

Postpartum Depression: How A Husband Can Help

Police found the lifeless body of 28-year-old mother, Elizabeth Davis, in a creek on Thursday, July 19th. Elizabeth, or Libby, was a special education teacher in Plano, TX. She suffered from postpartum depression after giving birth 20 months ago and it recently became more severe. Severe enough for her to drive her vehicle off the [Read more...]

By |2019-03-25T07:37:12-06:00July 26th, 2018|Adult Counseling, Anxiety, Depression, Empathy, Family, Grief, Men's Issues, Mental Health, Mental Illness, Parenting, Self Harm, Self-care, Self-Esteem, Stress, Suicide, Women's Issues|Comments Off on Postpartum Depression: How A Husband Can Help

How to Let Go of Being Right

Do you or your spouse always feel the need to be right?  Do either of you need to have the last word during a conflict or get frustrated when the other doesn’t agree?  If I’m honest, I have to admit I’m like most people - being wrong isn’t always the easiest to acknowledge.  No one [Read more...]

By |2019-03-25T07:37:25-06:00July 3rd, 2018|Adult Counseling, Communication, Couples Counseling, Empathy, Intimacy, Relationships, Resolutions, Stress|Comments Off on How to Let Go of Being Right

Silence is (Not Always) Golden

  80% of my job is to listen well.  Listening involves being silent and it is one of the best tools to implement in any relationship, especially your marriage.  There’s this great verse about silence located in the Bible. Proverb 17:28, “Even fools are thought wise when they keep silent; with their mouths shut, they [Read more...]

Breaking Down the Fortress of Resentment

Challenges and disagreements are inevitable as a couple grows through time. Life presents the relationship with opportunities to develop a closer bond or build what could be the most difficult wall to break down: resentment. Resentment is defined as the feeling of displeasure or indignation at some act, remark, person, etc., regarded as causing injury [Read more...]

By |2018-09-21T12:22:32-06:00June 14th, 2018|Adult Counseling, Anxiety, Boundaries, Communication, Couples Counseling, Empathy, Intimacy, Marriage Counseling, Mental Health, Motivation, Relationships|Comments Off on Breaking Down the Fortress of Resentment

What is Pride Month?

  Happy Pride Month! To begin, it is important that I highlight this pride-filled month as a therapist that provides counseling services for the LGBTQ+ community. An overwhelming number of clients start therapy by telling me about experiences that were not accepting of their identity. This brings on feelings of shame, guilt and fear. These [Read more...]

By |2018-09-21T12:24:53-06:00June 13th, 2018|Adult Counseling, Empathy, LGBTQIA+, Mental Health, Motivation, Peer Relationships, Personality|Comments Off on What is Pride Month?