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How to Choose the Right Therapist

How to Choose the Right Therapist

A Two-Decade Therapeutic Exploration – I recently spoke with a woman who’s been on a long journey with therapy, spanning two decades. She reached out to me, a Marriage and Family Therapist, seeking help for a better relationship with herself and her second...
Essential Steps to Get Ready for Couples Therapy

Essential Steps to Get Ready for Couples Therapy

Are You Ready for Couples Therapy? In the journey of couples therapy, both partners play a crucial role in fostering a healthy and collaborative environment. Here are eight essential readiness steps that both individuals must take to make the most out of their couples...
The Power of Open Communication in Relationships

The Power of Open Communication in Relationships

In the ebb and flow of life, relationships can be a source of immense joy and fulfillment, but they also come with their fair share of challenges. A recent conversation with a friend who experienced the sudden departure of her husband highlighted the importance of...
Rebuilding Your Life After a Breakup or Divorce

Rebuilding Your Life After a Breakup or Divorce

Going through a significant breakup or divorce can be one of the most challenging experiences in life. The emotional toll can be immense, leaving individuals feeling lost and uncertain about the future. However, it’s essential to recognize that this difficult...
Discovering the Power of Compassionate Communication

Discovering the Power of Compassionate Communication

Understanding and practicing empathy, both towards ourselves and others, plays a crucial role in fostering personal growth and self-compassion. Empathy, in its essence, is the ability to listen and connect with our own feelings and needs. When we engage in empathic...
How To Get the Most from Couples Therapy

How To Get the Most from Couples Therapy

By Dr. Ellyn Bader This document is designed to help you get the most benefit from our work together. The first three sections deal with how to prepare for and maximize the value of our sessions. The fourth section summarizes some brief concepts about relationships...
Preparing for Couples Therapy: Steps for Success

Preparing for Couples Therapy: Steps for Success

Are you and your partner considering couples therapy? Taking this step can be a powerful way to strengthen your relationship, but it requires some groundwork. Before diving in, it’s essential to understand what it means to prepare for this journey together....
How to Grow Together as a Committed Couple

How to Grow Together as a Committed Couple

Love is a powerful and beautiful force in our lives. It has the incredible ability to shape who we are and boost our self-esteem. Love often deepens when we find ourselves in a secure-functioning and supportive relationship. In this exploration of how couples who...
Understanding Difficulties in Relationships

Understanding Difficulties in Relationships

Have you ever thought your partner is just too difficult to deal with sometimes? Well, you’re not alone. The truth is, everyone can be a pain in the butt, including you! We’re All a Little Challenging If you’re curious about why that happens and are...