Navigating Parenting Challenges & How to Refocus

Your two toddlers are mesmerized with an episode of Daniel Tiger, so you step out of the room for 60 seconds to pick up your baby from her nap. What could go wrong in 60 seconds? You return and find your three-year-old has discovered that yogurt squeazies are an art form, and your living room was his canvas. You’re frustrated when you see the…

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Let’s Start Talking About Couples Counseling

Every day, mental health is becoming more normalized and mainstreamed in our country.  We are finally talking about feelings and struggles that everyone experiences at some point! Although I couldn’t be happier that we are letting go of the shame associated with mental health, I have found that couples counseling continues to carry that guilt and embarrassment.  Even when I started my own couples…

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The Art of Emotional Responding

You’re having a seemingly normal conversation with your friend or loved one, and suddenly the topic turns to how they feel disrespected, unloved, or unimportant in the relationship. That’s right, they’ve confronted you with their unmet emotional needs. Caught off guard, you respond with anger, resistance, or maybe just silence. Many of us have been in that situation, but that doesn’t mean our initial…

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