1. 7 Pieces of Advice for Getting Engaged and Preparing for Marriage

    When I got engaged in the summer of 2015, I was overwhelmed with the eagerness of those around me to celebrate and help me with the steps forward. One of the most profound things that was done for me came in the form of a series of letters. My best friend wanted to find a way to support me in this b…Read More

  2. Warning Signs of a Dysfunctional Family

    Let’s talk about family.   Family roles may be a phrase that feels very light as it is commonly used. We’re here to talk about the negative side of family roles and the impact they can have on a family.   Family roles can be a sign or symptom of a dysfunctional family. They can show ho…Read More

  3. Parenting in Quarantine (You’re Doing Great)

    Parenting is THE hardest job on the face of the planet. Hands down. Now throw on a global pandemic that causes 6+ weeks of quarantine. So many parents are struggling with judging themselves, being exhausted, feeling guilty… It makes therapists sad because you are doing a great job parenting just b…Read More

  4. 3 Toxic Myths about Marriage

    Today, we'll cover the 3 toxic myths about marriage that all beginners MUST break away from in order to achieve a healthy long term relationship. Getting your mindset right is the #1 thing you have to conquer if you want to succeed in marriage. As the popular saying goes, "You are your worst enemy …Read More

  5. Family Roles

    In all family’s there are roles that each person takes on.  Especially in families with many siblings, it is easier to detect the dysfunctional roles that each person embodies.  Each dysfunctional family may have addiction present, personality disorders like OCD, or depression. The hero, the sca…Read More

  6. Be Vulnerable

    In our society today, we have been conditioned to believe that being vulnerable is a bad thing.  That if we are out of our comfort zone we are anxious and fearful. One of our favorite speakers and authors, Brené Brown, discusses how vulnerability can change your life positively, in her book “The…Read More

  7. 4 Things to STOP Doing in Your Relationships

      The Four Horseman of The Apocalypse (In Relationships) John and Julie Gottman have been studying relationships for over 40 years and they have nailed down the Four Horseman of the Apocalypse of a relationship. If you let these horseman run wild through your marriage, you're in trouble. I know…Read More

  8. The Importance of Setting Boundaries

    As human beings we have the tendency to over work ourselves until our batteries run low. We try and multitask so many areas of our lives, that our relationships and mental health often get neglected. One of the areas a therapist will focus on their client with is setting personal boundaries.   Set…Read More