Surviving Back to School… While Married!

Back to School... Pursuing higher education is stressful, but sometimes, it’s a plunge you just have to take – whether it’s to finish something you started years ago and finally get that degree, or as a means to break through a salary ceiling and provide stability and a more comfortable lifestyle for your family. It [Read more...]

What Does Success Mean to You?

What does success mean to you? How will you know you've made it? Often times we get so focused on work and managing life that we never stop to ask ourselves these questions. A little backstory of where this topic comes from. The concept of success came up this week while leading therapy groups. This [Read more...]

By |2018-09-21T12:08:16-06:00August 7th, 2018|Adult Counseling, Anxiety, Finances, Mental Health, Motivation, Self-Esteem, Stress|Comments Off on What Does Success Mean to You?

How Much Is Your Marriage Worth?

$33,391 Is that how much a down payment on a house costs? What about the cost of a new vehicle? Nope. It’s the average amount of money spent by American couples for their wedding day last year. This price doesn't seem too outrageous if you were married last year. However, if you were married in [Read more...]

By |2019-03-25T07:37:19-06:00July 10th, 2018|Adult Counseling, Anxiety, Communication, Couples Counseling, Finances, Marriage Counseling, Motivation, Premarital Counseling, Relationships|Comments Off on How Much Is Your Marriage Worth?

The Benefits of Journaling

Journaling is a therapeutic tool or strategy prescribed by many therapists to help people who may be struggling with a variety of life issues. Reflection through journaling may help to alleviate or minimize some of the symptoms associated with depression, anxiety, and relationship issues. Get To Know You Sometimes we go through different emotions without [Read more...]

By |2018-09-19T11:11:28-06:00May 10th, 2018|Anger, Anxiety, Boundaries, Couples Counseling, Depression, Family, Finances, Friendship, Gratitude, Grief, Intimacy, Life Balance, Mental Health, Motivation, Stress|Comments Off on The Benefits of Journaling

3 Benefits of Men Going to Therapy

For this blog I want to talk to the men, my apologies to the women, please feel free to pass along the info in this blog to the important men in your life. With that intro out of the way, let’s get straight to the point. I want to propose the question “How can therapy [Read more...]

Dating Your Spouse on a Budget

Fanning the flame of desire in your marriage doesn’t have to cost you an arm and a leg it can be fun and stay in budget!  Date nights (or days) are about connection and intimacy, not spending the money you should be paying your light bill with.  Dinner and a movie is great, Netflix and [Read more...]

By |2019-03-25T07:37:48-06:00March 23rd, 2018|Adult Counseling, Couples Counseling, Finances, Intimacy, Life Balance, Marriage Counseling, Mental Health, Motivation|Comments Off on Dating Your Spouse on a Budget

So Many Books, So Little Time

Often times in my sessions, clients’ will ask me “What books can I be reading right now to help me with x-y-z?”   You would think that after a few years, I would be able to spout off titles but for some reason, in the moment, I always draw a blank!  This mostly has to do [Read more...]

By |2018-02-01T22:27:42-06:00November 17th, 2017|31 Days of Change, ADHD, Adult Counseling, Anger, Anxiety, Depression, Family, Finances, Grief, LGBTQIA+, Marriage Counseling, Premarital Counseling, Relationships, Self-care, Self-Esteem, Trauma|Comments Off on So Many Books, So Little Time

Premarital Counseling: Shattering the Stigma

As a therapist, I am well aware of the stigma that comes along with seeking counseling or therapy. I think one reservation about premarital counseling is the fear that if you have to seek counseling before marriage, maybe your relationship is already in trouble. If you’re in love and getting married, shouldn’t it just work out? [Read more...]

By |2018-02-01T23:02:23-06:00August 19th, 2017|Adult Counseling, Anxiety, Boundaries, Couples Counseling, Depression, Finances, LGBTQIA+, Marriage Counseling, Personality, Premarital Counseling, Relationships|Comments Off on Premarital Counseling: Shattering the Stigma

Money Talks

“DON’T BUY THINGS YOU CAN’T AFFORD WITH MONEY YOU DON’T HAVE TO IMPRESS PEOPLE YOU DON’T LIKE.” – DAVE RAMSEY It hurts me to write this blog, but I know it’s necessary, especially for myself. I hate having money talks about finances and budgets. Admitting that both my husband and Dave Ramsey are on the [Read more...]

By |2019-04-30T08:19:27-06:00June 15th, 2017|Adult Counseling, Anxiety, Couples Counseling, Finances, Resolutions, Self-care, Stress|Comments Off on Money Talks