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“The Stealthy Symptoms of Depression”

According to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5), symptoms of Major Depressive Disorder can include depressed mood, diminished interest or pleasure in activities, significant weight loss…
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Make Meaning: Are You Navigating the Grief Journey?

Grieving a parent is complex work  As infants, we rely upon our parental figures and caregivers for constant support. We seek them out for food, nourishment, love, and attention….
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How Does it Feel to Be a Housewife in 2023?

My 10-year-old daughter posed the question that, threw me for a loop. She asked, ‘Mommy what is a housewife?’ My eyes opened wide with the look of utter surprise….
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Keeping the Love You Find™ a workshop for individuals

Finding the One Finding one’s true love has been the dream of lovers throughout history…The bubble of romantic love will burst and you will find yourself locked in a…

Help! How to Write My Wedding Vows

Crying Out for Love My fiancé and I are getting married next month, and the process of planning a wedding as a couples counselor is an interesting one. As…

DRY JANUARY IS OVER, Now What?

How bad can it really be for you? Like many, I was aware that my alcohol consumption had been creeping up since the beginning of Covid. So I took…

Blame, Shame, and Criticism in Your Relationship is Toxic

Criticism, defined as the expression of disapproval or disappointment, can take many forms and can range from constructive feedback to harsh or attacking statements. In this article, criticism is…

Should everyone have a therapist? Yes!

What stops you from finding a therapist? Some of my presenting clients (particularly couples) may not be actively “in crisis.” Others did not necessarily have self-identified therapy goals they…

New Relationship Resolutions for 2023

Start Right , Stay Connected The beginning of the New Year is a good time to think about goals for the year ahead. We canset goals anytime, but these…

Don’t know much about biology

But I do know that I love you It is not surprising when my feed skews towards biology and the nature of love. Writer, photographer, feminist, Deborah Copaken ended…

Keep Calm and Merry On!

Using mindfulness to embrace a new year. As we near the turn of yet another year of turbulence and uncertainty, it’s only fair to honor the long way we…

Talking Values with Teens

Do you live in your values? What do you value? How do your values impact how you live your life? How does it feel when you are living within…