Helping Helps

A new year is here and we all have resolutions. These resolutions include a lot of personal goals. For example, being more sociable, getting a better job, or more physically active. We think about the possibilities of life that could benefit us in the present and the future. However, volunteering never crosses our mind. The [Read more...]

Vulnerability: A Sign of Strength

“Vulnerability sounds like truth and feels like courage. Truth and courage aren't always comfortable, but they're never weakness.” – Brene Brown Vulnerability can be defined as allowing yourself to be truly seen by another. It is allowing yourself the opportunity to experience intense and positive emotions while also exposing yourself to the possibility of rejection. [Read more...]

By |2019-01-04T14:47:50+00:00July 9th, 2018|Adult Counseling, Anxiety, Boundaries, Depression, Life Balance, Motivation, Resolutions, Self-Esteem, Stress, Trauma|Comments Off on Vulnerability: A Sign of Strength

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 |2018-07-03T11:15:16+00:00July 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...]

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...]

The Perfectionism Paradox

I remember the first time I submitted a blog for Amy Wine Counseling. It was an absolutely terrifying experience. Thoughts of “what if people don’t like it” and “what if I say the wrong thing” swirled around in my head. Soon enough, I realized that it had been a significant amount of time and I [Read more...]

By |2018-01-25T16:13:46+00:00January 9th, 2018|Adult Counseling, Anxiety, Family, Holidays, Motivation, Personality, Relationships, Resolutions, Self-Esteem, Stress|Comments Off on The Perfectionism Paradox

Resolutions: It’s the Final Countdown!

At Amy Wine Counseling, our team is always looking for ways to increase our client's success. Our job is not to create goals for you, but to come alongside and help you create more attainable and achievable goals to ensure you can make the necessary changes to live your best life. As we approach the [Read more...]

By |2018-12-13T15:57:18+00:00December 29th, 2017|Adult Counseling, Anxiety, Boundaries, Family, Holidays, Motivation, Relationships, Resolutions, Self-Esteem, Stress|Comments Off on Resolutions: It’s the Final Countdown!

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...]

By |2018-01-25T16:18:34+00:00December 26th, 2017|Adult Counseling, Boundaries, Couples Counseling, Family, LGBTQIA+, Marriage Counseling, Premarital Counseling, Relationships, Resolutions|Comments Off on The Platinum Rule

Your Best Self

Self-care in a time like this is so needed. During the holidays, I constantly watch people get angry over necessary—and sometimes unnecessary—reasons on social media and in person because emotions are at an all-time high. If you’ve witnessed anything like this lately, then I’m sure you can understand why having coping mechanisms in place is [Read more...]

By |2018-02-01T22:22:07+00:00December 15th, 2017|Adult Counseling, Anxiety, Boundaries, Depression, Family, Holidays, LGBTQIA+, Personality, Relationships, Resolutions, Self-care, Self-Esteem, Stress|Comments Off on Your Best Self

Hurricane Harvey: The Grief Storm

I recently had the experience of assisting a friend and her family who basically lost all of their physical possessions during the massive flooding brought to us by Hurricane Harvey.  During this process, my friend asked me if I thought it was okay that she was completely devastated by the loss of her home (and [Read more...]

By |2018-02-01T22:50:06+00:00September 8th, 2017|Adult Counseling, Anger, Anxiety, Depression, Grief, LGBTQIA+, Personality, Relationships, Resolutions, Self-care, Self-Esteem, Stress|Comments Off on Hurricane Harvey: The Grief Storm