Avoid Avoiding and Feel Better

Have you ever been afraid of doing something and the longer you avoided it; the more your fear grew?  Or maybe you felt depressed and wanted to hide from the world, and the more you withdrew, the more depressed you felt.  This happens because our emotions feed...

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Put “You” on the List this Valentine’s Day

Every year in February, it is hard to miss the reminders that Valentine's Day is quickly approaching.  Whether or not you celebrate the holiday, you are surrounded by the colors of pink and red, the flowers, the candy, and the cards every time you enter the grocery...

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Goodbye Perfectionism, Hello Courage

I often notice themes running through my life and lately it has been the theme of perfection and my discomfort with being imperfect.  At the end of December, I moved in to a new office and between the holidays and the move, I feel like I can't catch up at home or the...

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Stages of Therapy: Ending the Therapeutic Relationship

In the last three posts, I have focused on how I approach the different stages of therapy in my practice -  this post in the series focuses on the final stage of ending the therapeutic relationship. Upon entering therapy, many people wonder how long therapy will last...

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Stages of Therapy: The Second Session and Beyond

Over the next series of posts, I want to introduce you to how I approach the different stages of therapy in my practice -  from the free initial consultation to ending the therapeutic relationship. Once we've completed the free initial consultation and first session,...

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