Harry Potter and the Invisible Scars

“According to Madam Pomfrey, thoughts could leave deeper scarring than almost anything else”- J. K. Rowling Battling Thoughts I think anyone who has struggled with their mental health can relate to the idea that sometimes your thoughts can cause as much or more damage than a jab to the ribs. The old adage “sticks and [Read more...]

Is Sex Last on Your To-Do List?

It’s a common misconception that sex is supposed to be the easy part of marriage. Wouldn’t it be amazing if sex was always carefree and full of pleasure? If there weren't any kind of expectations or negative feelings involved? Unfortunately, I think a small part of each of us believes this is how sex is [Read more...]

How Much Sex Is Normal In A Marriage?

When sex is an issue in a relationship (it more than likely will be in all relationships) I often hear this question… How often should we be having sex? Great question! I’m glad you asked. It’s completely normal to wonder if you are having more or less sex than other couples, but it’s a difficult [Read more...]

By |2018-12-10T13:51:48+00:00December 10th, 2018|Adult Counseling, Communication, Couples Counseling, Intimacy, Marriage Counseling, Men's Issues, Mental Health, Motivation, Relationships, Sex Therapy, Women's Issues|Comments Off on How Much Sex Is Normal In A Marriage?

Back On The Market

Have you recently found yourself single? If you were in a long-term relationship, the dating scene is probably completely different than when you left it. To some, the dating scene is a scary place. There are so many options for dating and finding the mate that you want to spend the rest of your life [Read more...]

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+00:00October 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

You Don’t Have To Wait For Things to Get “That Bad”

World champion swimmer, Michael Phelps, is one of the most successful athletes of all time. He's said, “You don’t have to wait for it to get that bad. Therapy isn’t just for people struggling with serious mental illness, you can reach out at any time you think that you need help.  It’s proven to work.” [Read more...]

By |2018-10-01T14:49:52+00:00October 1st, 2018|Adult Counseling, Anxiety, Childrens Counseling, Christian Counseling, Coping Skills, Couples Counseling, Depression, Men's Issues, Mental Health, Motivation, Self-care, Stress, Teen Counseling, Women's Issues|Comments Off on You Don’t Have To Wait For Things to Get “That Bad”

The Art of Good Sex

“We’re just not sexually compatible.” “Our bedroom life is boring.” “I don’t enjoy making love anymore.” These are words I have heard spoken in a session with couples. Here’s the good news: no matter your age, it’s not too late to have a mutually meaningful, fulfilling sex life with your partner. “Yeah, right.” (says someone [Read more...]

By |2018-10-02T09:31:53+00:00September 6th, 2018|Adult Counseling, Anxiety, Communication, Couples Counseling, Intimacy, Men's Issues, Mental Health, Relationships, Sex Therapy, Women's Issues|Comments Off on The Art of Good Sex

Is Your Relationship Toxic?

Things are bad. You’re dissatisfied. You want connection, but they seem to not care as much. You have been unhappy for a while. Are these telltale signs you are in a toxic relationship? Maybe. Maybe not. It certainly does not automatically mean you should pack up and jump ship. However, it does warrant a conversation [Read more...]

By |2018-10-02T09:34:24+00:00August 23rd, 2018|Adult Counseling, Anxiety, Couples Counseling, Marriage Counseling, Men's Issues, Mental Health, Relationships, Stress, Women's Issues|Comments Off on Is Your Relationship Toxic?

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 |2018-10-02T11:14:07+00:00July 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

3 Questions Every Father Should Ask Himself

The importance of this role has been on my mind with Father’s Day recently passing. I start by reflecting on the relationship I have with my father. To begin, we were not close because I lived in Ohio and he lived in Texas. Open and honest communication helped our bond strengthen when I moved to [Read more...]

By |2018-09-30T18:14:28+00:00June 20th, 2018|Adoption, Adult Counseling, Anger, Anxiety, Communication, Family, Men's Issues, Mental Health, Motivation, Parenting|Comments Off on 3 Questions Every Father Should Ask Himself