Mental Health Blog

“In Health & Sickness, for Better or Worse”: Help for Spousal Caregivers

“In Health & Sickness, for Better or Worse”: Help for Spousal Caregivers You vividly remember the wedding vows you made to your spouse, promising to love him/her despite the challenges that the two of you might encounter. You successfully navigate life together for a number of years, and then a new challenge unlike any other confronts you -due to an...[ read more ]

Overcoming Childhood Adversity: From Surviving to Thriving

Overcoming Childhood Adversity: From Surviving to Thriving The story of a happy childhood: Two individuals fall in love. They make a life-long commitment to each other, deciding to become parents and start a family. Together, these two parents love and nurture their children, providing a safe and comfortable home environment, nutritious food, appropriate medical care, stimulating interaction and activities conducive...[ read more ]

Coping With a Cancer Diagnosis

Fighting Cancer Diagnosis

Many individuals diagnosed never imagine hearing the words, “You have cancer”. This is especially true for those conscientious individuals who exercise, eat well, maintain a healthy weight, don’t abuse drugs and alcohol, or smoke. Nevertheless, in the United States in 2021, more than 1,800,000 new cancer diagnoses and over 600,000 cancer deaths are projected, and many of these patients could...[ read more ]

Communication Tips for Couples in Recovery

If you have found yourself in a troubled relationship, there is a very good chance you grew up with parents who argued and fought often. Your household was most likely filled with the sounds of angry voices, raised in an attempt to be heard or to simply drown out the other person.This means you had no role models for how...[ read more ]

How Social Media Can Actually be Good for Our Mental Health

Whenever there is a discussion about social media and mental health, there is generally a negative association. Many studies now have pointed to individuals developing depression or anxiety as a result of time spent on social media sites like Facebook and Twitter.But is this a full picture?There is actually another side to the coin that suggests social media can actually...[ read more ]

How to Recover from Infidelity

In my time as a marriage counselor, there is probably one statement I have heard more than any other, and that is, “I just don’t think I will ever get over this.” This statement is often said by my clients who have recently learned their spouse has had an affair. The second most common phrase I hear is, “I just...[ read more ]

How to Talk to Your Young Child About the LGBTQIA+ Community

As a parent or caregiver, it can be difficult to know the right thing to say when kids question what we deem to be adult topics. Broaching topics of sexuality can be awkward for both parties, however, it is a necessary conversation to have.When it comes to talking about homosexuality and transgender individuals, children should be given age-appropriate information so...[ read more ]

How Family Therapy Can Help During This Lingering Covid Crisis

It has been almost a year since the world changed with the Covid-19 virus. After months and months of being locked down, many families are experiencing burnout from being forced to be home together so much.While the vaccines are being rolled out, we are still getting mixed reports and messages from the media as to when life might return to...[ read more ]

Sex Therapy for Intimacy Issues

When people desire to be in a relationship, they are not wanting or needing company or someone to do things with. Most people look for that perfect relationship because they want real, true intimacy in their life. But what is intimacy, really?Intimacy is NOT the same thing as sex. You can have sex without intimacy.Intimacy is TRUE and genuine closeness...[ read more ]

Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month

According to the National Sexual Violence Resource Center, nearly 1 in 5 women will be raped at some point in their lives in the United States. In addition, an estimated 13% of women and 6% of men reported being a victim of sexual coercion, which means being pressured in a nonphysical way of experiencing unwanted sexual penetration.Keep in mind, these...[ read more ]



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