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Do Not Apologize
While there are indeed worse offenses than declaring an unnecessary apology, what makes the behavior potentially damaging is the cause and effect.  We often state an unnecessary apology out of caring too much what other people think or putting their feelings above our own.  Consequently, others may view constant apologizing as a sense of weakness or lack of confidence.  So, by all means, apologize when it's necessary - but stop saying sorry when you have no reason to.  ... Read More
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We would like to be your partner and assist you to get through your struggles, and heal from them. With our Time Honored Methods we offer several approaches based on an objective assessment of your needs in conjunction with your goals. Together, we can identify issues, develop plans, and find the best versatile solutions for you that will put you back in charge of your life. Let us help you to regain a sense of well-being and to bring happiness back into your life. Anxie... Read More
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Kids lie more often and more effectively when punishment is on the line.  Because so many children go through a lying phase, or more than a phase, I want to talk about ways to consider and deal with dishonesty. Why does lying get under our skin so terribly?  As parents we know that honesty is critical to healthy relationships, to having integrity, and to resolving problems.  Dishonesty can land you in a heap of interpersonal, academic, legal, and/or professional trouble both in... Read More
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In a nutshell, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) helps you learn to change your thoughts, feelings and behaviors so you feel better. By targeting your reactions to situations, CBT can help you react more effectively in challenging situations, and even learn to feel better when you are unable to change situations happening around you. GOAL-ORIENTED Unlike a lot of talk therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy is a problem-solving therapy aimed at helping you achieve your goals. The goals can be... Read More
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One of the most valuable lessons in life I have found is learning the art of active listening. All too often, when people think of being a good communicator, they think of having good verbal skills.  However, much of healthy communication is knowing how to listen … and not just hear!   The first step to being an effective listener is to realize that hearing is not the same thing as listening! Watch out for being so focused on what you ... Read More
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There are many ways to set boundaries. There are the boundaries that people can set with themselves, such as how they cut out bad habits or enforce healthier habits. But setting boundaries isn’t always as cut and dry as people may think. Many boundary-setting scenarios involve setting boundaries relative to other people. In these instances, if you aren’t careful, you may not end up merely setting boundaries for self-care, as much as inadvertently building walls between you... Read More
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Imagine a future where therapists video chat with their clients.  It’s not as far away as you might think, and it’s only scratching the surface of how therapy is changing.  Therapy will always have the mission of helping people live a happier and healthier life, but the methods of working with and reaching clients are evolving rapidly.  A glimpse of that future... Roughly one in five adults in the U.S. experience mental illness every year. Approximately 6... Read More
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Keeping your child in the dark, even when it is bad news, could be doing them a disservice.  He or she may grow up with a faulty perception of marriage and family life, and a distorted picture of how the real world works. The question of how to discuss distressing events is perhaps more pressing than ever. How much should we tell our children about what is happening in the world and how can we check they are not misinformed or fearful as a result? Know your Child Consider the pe... Read More
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We have all heard the term "Let it go...", and we can all agree it is much easier said than done, most of the time.  We would all like to be able to forgive, heal, and move on from the situation causing us distress.  But, how easy is that?  How long that process takes is different for each of us.  Healing is a process.   Here are 11 ways to forgive (and in return - you heal and move on): 1. Understand forgiveness Before you attempt to force forgiveness on your mos... Read More
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Utahna Hancock, who is a certified art therapist, and works with others to help control their anger management, also specializes in offering therapy for children, families, couples, and EDMR.   Last month Utahna attended the 2016 DBT Conference.  This 2-day conference focused on:  Day 1 - Dialectical Behavior Therapy: Basics and Beyond; and Day 2 - Advanced Dialectical Behavior Therapy.  DBT is an empirically validated approach for working with mental health, chemical d... Read More
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