Here’s How to Navigate Parenting Stress

If you feel like your little ones require a Mount Everest level of patience lately, you aren’t alone.   Throw in 2 years of adjusting to the way the pandemic toppled everyone’s routine, and it’s no wonder why some parents are reportedly more stressed today.   Practicing healthy stress management can help you and those […]

Parenting Teens: 7 Important Questions with Answers that Sort Truth from Fiction

Parents of teens can use answers. But it’s not so easy to stay updated. This questionnaire highlights common questions and popular confusions to help parents sort out truth from fiction. Promoting healthy development   Good parenting is most similar to:   Molding a sculpture out of clay Nurturing seeds and plants Training a a pet […]

7 Research-Based Principles for Making Marriage Work

In The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work, written with Nan Silver, renowned clinical psychologist and marriage researcher John Gottman, Ph.D, reveals what successful relationships look like and features valuable activities to help couples strengthen their relationships.     Gottman’s principles are research-based. He and his colleagues have studied hundreds of couples (including newlyweds and long-term […]

Midlife Crises Affecting Men and Families

We strive to share insights based on diverse experiences without stigma or shame. This is a powerful voice.   “You’re still young,” I mutter to myself as I take a sleeping pill with a glucosamine chaser and climb into bed at 8:00 p.m. on a Friday. I always thought getting old would take longer. Yet, […]

9 Tips to Cope with Holiday Depression

The stress of the holidays triggers sadness and depression for many people. This time of year is especially difficult because there’s an expectation of feeling merry and generous. People compare their emotions to what they assume others are experiencing or what they’re supposed to feel and then think that they alone fall short. They judge […]

5 Benefits of Group Therapy

We all need a safe space to talk things out. Group therapy can be that for people looking to manage a mental health condition or major life change. You might have heard about group therapy to manage your mental health condition and are wondering whether it’s something that could benefit you.   Group therapy involves […]

How to Approach Your Spouse About Couples Counseling

If your relationship with your spouse (or significant other) seems to be crumbling, you may be considering couples counseling to sort through your distress. You might be wondering,   “How do I suggest therapy without upsetting my partner?”   Wanting to get therapy is a big leap for some, which means it could be a […]

Fostering Body Positivity in Young Children

I have been practicing psychotherapy for close to 18 years now. In this time, I’ve focused most of my work on the treatment of eating disorders. Having suffered with an eating disorder in high school, prevention, education, and treatment have become my passion.   In 2014, after a series of health and emotional struggles, I […]

A Christian Counselor’s Perspective on Codependency

Mark is a sweet and caring guy and is well liked by all his friends. He is also considered thoughtful and a good listener. Mark takes care of everyone and does everything people ask him to do. Yesterday he drove his friend to the airport, helped his uncle landscape his yard, and then came home […]

Body Image: 5 Ways to Reconnect with Your Body

Do you ever feel disconnected from your body? Like the two of you are separate entities? Or more like enemies? In college, I used to have many moments when my body would feel foreign. My body just didn’t feel like my own, and I’d walk around in a haze. These feelings were especially palpable on […]