5 Signs You’re Gonna Make It

As a couple’s therapist, one of the most difficult questions I am asked is “Are we going to make it?”. The beauty of relationships, and the reason this specific area of counseling intrigued me, are the countless variations of dynamics within interpersonal relationships. While relationship patterns – both healthy and unhealthy - exist, every relationship [Read more...]

By |2018-01-25T16:12:11-06:00January 12th, 2018|Adult Counseling, Anxiety, Couples Counseling, LGBTQIA+, Marriage Counseling, Premarital Counseling, Relationships|Comments Off on 5 Signs You’re Gonna Make It

The Platinum Rule

Be careful who you ask to define the Golden Rule. You might hear, “The person with the gold makes the rules!”.  Any smart husband or wife would never define it as such, so let’s go with the more universal (and reasonable) definition of: “treat others how you want to be treated”.  This is a good [Read more...]

What Can Christmas Teach Us?

Well folks, ‘tis the season to be jolly! Of course, life is hard, and we may have had our share of troubles throughout the year, but the holidays are a time when we open up our hearts to hope and happiness. That’s the magic of the Christmas holiday; it brings about a change in perspective. [Read more...]

By |2018-01-25T16:20:35-06:00December 18th, 2017|Boundaries, Couples Counseling, Family, Holidays, LGBTQIA+, Marriage Counseling, Premarital Counseling, Relationships, Self-care, Stress|Comments Off on What Can Christmas Teach Us?

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

Quick Intimacy

Let’s be honest, if left unchecked, marriage can become monotonous.  Intimacy decreases as individuals have their daily routines. Spouses can get used to using the same old surface level questions; they listen to one another while checking their Facebook news feed, go to bed, rinse, and repeat.  I encourage you to shake things up a [Read more...]

Unhappy Wife? Let Me Help.

There’s a hilarious video that’s been floating around YouTube for a number of years now.  It’s titled, “It’s Not About the Nail” and it’s certainly worth your one minute and forty-two seconds  to watch.  The short video features a young couple sitting on their couch and the woman is describing an awful pain in her [Read more...]

By |2019-03-25T07:38:54-06:00August 24th, 2017|Adult Counseling, Anger, Anxiety, Couples Counseling, Marriage Counseling, Premarital Counseling, Relationships, Stress|Comments Off on Unhappy Wife? Let Me Help.

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