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April 02, 2024

Relationship Anxiety: Building Trust and Security

Relationship anxiety can have an immense impact on how partners interact with one another.

April 02, 2024

The Silent Struggle of People-Pleasers: A Closer Look

By making others more important than you and people-pleasing, you are inadvertently teaching them not to take care of you. Don’t deny your own needs. You’re just as important as anyone else.

April 01, 2024

Authentic Living: A Guide to Embracing Your True Self

Feeling “good enough” has nothing to do with anyone or anything else. It has everything to do with your own acceptance of yourself.


April 01, 2024

Breaking Free From Codependency: Steps to Independence

Codependency refers to enabling and controlling behaviors, poor boundaries, lack of self-care, and focusing on others needs instead of one’s own needs. Most of the time, there’s trauma behind it.


March 04, 2024

The Emotional Toll of Ghosting on Trauma Survivors

Ghosting comes from avoidance. Avoidance of expressing negative feelings, avoiding hurting other people, avoiding the uncomfortable feeling of being transparent.

March 04, 2024

Unraveling the Connection Between Codependency and Trauma

Codependency refers to enabling and controlling behaviors, poor boundaries, lack of self-care, and focusing on others needs instead of one’s own needs.


March 04, 2024

The Impact of Exercise on Depression: How Physical Activity Can Help

Depression is very common in adults all around the world. According to the National Institutes of Health, in the U.S. adult population, depression affects roughly 9.5% each year.


March 01, 2024

Trauma and Heartbreak: Overcoming Painful Breakups

Breakups are hard. Losing a person who you shared so much of your life with is hard. But remember, inability to end a relationship for good is a sign of a traumatic bond, not not unconditional love.


February 02, 2024

The Connection Between Anxiety and Depression: How to Manage Both

According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), in mental health, one of the more common comorbidities is that of depression and anxiety.


February 02, 2024

The Importance of Self-Care for Adult Survivors of Childhood Trauma

Early childhood trauma can be things that happened to you, or things that should have happened to you but didn’t.


February 01, 2024

Understanding Postpartum Depression: Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment

Postpartum depression, while not talked about as much and often misunderstood, is very common.


February 01, 2024

How to Rekindle Romance in Your Relationship: Tips for Bringing Back the Spark

Date nights and elaborate activities are great, but moments of closeness as small as hand-holding can make a world of difference. It’s the small gestures that add up.


January 11, 2024

The Long-Term Effects of Childhood Trauma: How to Heal and Move Forward

Once upon a time you were a newborn baby, a new person on this planet open and willing to learn, to experience life. And so some good things happened. But bad things happened too.

January 11, 2024

The Importance of Communication in a Successful Marriage

Lack of communication can lead to misunderstandings, emotional distance, feelings of contempt, etc.


January 11, 2024

Understanding the Connection Between Trauma and Addiction

Addiction, regardless of what you are addicted to, most often is a way of attempting to cope with emotional and psychological pain, numb yourself in some way, or allow yourself to relax and celebrate.


January 11, 2024

Understanding the Symptoms of Anxiety and Depression: A Comprehensive Guide

Life is a balance between what we can control and what we cannot. I am learning to live between effort and surrender -Danielle Orner.


December 07, 2023

The Role of Forgiveness in Relationships: How to Let Go of Resentment

Forgiveness is hard. It takes time. But research shows that there are many benefits in forgiving. And there are also ways you can learn to forgive.


December 07, 2023

Overcoming Trauma: A Step-by-Step Guide to Recovery

Your wounds don’t have to become your identity. They can, however, be the wisdom you need to grow and transform.


December 06, 2023

The Dos and Don’ts of Dating: A Guide for Finding a Healthy Relationship

In order to create deeper relationships, you need to be comfortable with intimacy. Intimacy is not sex. It goes beyond that. It’s knowing yourself and being able (and willing) to share yourself with another in a healthy way.


December 05, 2023

Understanding the Causes of Addiction and How to Break Free

Addiction is often a way of attempting to cope with emotional and psychological pain. It is a familiar and learned coping mechanism that can keep you away from addressing the root cause of trauma.


November 06, 2023

The Benefits of Mindfulness-Based Therapy for Anxiety and Depression

Mindfulness is being alive now.


November 06, 2023

The Benefits of Individual Therapy for Relationship Issues

People can only be deeply intimate with you and meet you on the same page if they have done their work and are deeply intimate with themselves.

November 03, 2023

How to Address Perfectionism in Anxiety and Depression: Tips for Overcoming Self-Criticism

Feeling “good enough” has nothing to do with anyone or anything else. It has everything to do with your own acceptance of yourself. Stop rejecting and abandoning yourself.


November 03, 2023

The Connection Between Exercise and Mood: How Physical Activity Can Help

Whether you are experiencing high anxious energy and need a way to release it, or experiencing low energy due to depressive symptoms, exercise can help.


October 10, 2023

How to Use Breathing Techniques for Anxiety and Depression Relief

Just Breathe. When it’s hard to put one foot in front of the other, when things aren’t going well and life gets tough, remind yourself you don’t have to solve all your problems right then and there. Take it one day at a time.


October 10, 2023

How to Cope with Seasonal Depression: Tips for Surviving Winter

According to the American Psychiatric Association, seasonal depression, or Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) is experienced by about 5% of adults in the US, and often lasts about 40% of the year.


October 06, 2023

The Role of Family in Addiction Recovery

Addiction is the temporary solution to your trauma, it is a familiar and learned coping mechanism that can keep you away from addressing the root cause of the trauma.


October 06, 2023

Understanding Panic Attacks: Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment

Thoughts are not facts. Thoughts are not actions. Don’t believe everything you think.

October 05, 2023

Am I Codependent?

Codependency is often a response to past trauma but in relationships it is problematic.


September 05, 2023

How to Improve Communication in Your Relationship: Tips for Better Connection

How do you feel connected to your partner? And do you know what your partner does to connect with you?


September 05, 2023

How to Identify and Address Childhood Trauma in Your Own Life

Anything that’s been hurtful to your heart can be traumatic and leave an impact. Any perceived trauma is valid, no matter how big or small.


September 04, 2023

The Benefits of Couples Therapy for a Healthy Relationship

A loving relationship is not about having the upper hand- it’s about holding hands – J. Gottman.

September 01, 2023

How to Stop Negative Thoughts from Fueling Anxiety

We listen and believe what our mind tells us. Start making changes by questioning if what your mind is telling you is helpful, neutral or harmful.


August 04, 2023

How to Talk to Your Therapist About Anxiety and Depression: Tips for Effective Communication

Many people suffer from anxiety and depression, and many people need the help of a professional to get through it.

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August 04, 2023

How to Address Conflict in Your Relationship: Tips for Resolving Differences

Don’t try to avoid conflict, it’s inevitable even in the healthiest relationships. Instead, be willing to create a safe environment where you can dialogue about anything.


August 03, 2023

Understanding Complex Trauma: Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment

You may have heard of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, or PTSD, but have you heard of Complex Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (C-PTSD)?

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August 02, 2023

How to Overcome Social Anxiety: Tips for Building Confidence

Everyone experiences anxiety for different reasons, but some people experience it more than others.


July 11, 2023

The Benefits of EMDR Therapy for Trauma Healing

Trauma can be incredibly difficult to carry. EMDR therapy can help.


July 11, 2023

The Importance of Intimacy in Relationships: Tips for Strengthening Your Connection

INTIMACY=Into Me See/ Into Me You See.


July 07, 2023

The Benefits of Mindfulness Meditation for Anxiety Relief

Think of mindfulness as “being alive now.” Let’s take a deeper look at what mindfulness looks like and how mindfulness meditation can assist in anxiety relief.


July 07, 2023

How to Recover from Infidelity: Steps for Healing and Moving Forward

Infidelity is trauma for the betrayed person. And just like all trauma, it must be processed with love and compassion in order for you to truly heal.


June 06, 2023

The Role of Attachment Styles in Relationship Dynamics: How to Identify Yours

Did you know that how you form connections in adulthood is strongly dictated by how you formed connections in your childhood?

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June 06, 2023

The Role of Boundaries in a Healthy Relationship: How to Set Limits

Let’s talk about boundaries.

Communication in Relationships

May 04, 2023

The Importance of Communication in Relationships: Tips for Effective Communication

Effective communication is a must for healthy relationships. Let’s talk about the best ways to communicate with your partner.


May 01, 2023

Understanding PTSD: Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment

PTSD can be incredibly overwhelming to experience, but please know that you are not alone.

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April 27, 2023

Why Can’t We Compromise?

Compromising doesn’t mean giving up core needs.

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April 06, 2023

Building Trust in Your Relationship: How to Strengthen Your Bond

Trust is the foundation of a healthy relationship, let’s talk about healthy communication and strengthening your bond.

Coping with Anxiety

April 03, 2023

Coping with Anxiety: Tips and Techniques for Managing Symptoms

Most people will experience some anxiety at one point in their lives, so let’s talk about it.

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March 07, 2023

How identifying core beliefs, needs and shared values can strengthen your relationship

It’s important to recognize that relationships can find a consistent middle ground.

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February 28, 2023

A guide to breaking up with your partner

Consider a breakup? This too is a skill that can be learned.

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February 21, 2023

Reducing relationship anxiety in 8 steps

Relationship anxiety is complex and can have an immense impact on how partners interact with one another.

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February 14, 2023

How to reduce pressure and set expectations on Valentine’s Day

Couples can often feel overwhelmed by choice in the lead-up to Valentine’s Day.

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January 31, 2023

Practicing self – healing to cope with relationship betrayal

Betrayal trauma does not have to define your life.

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January 27, 2023

Reducing Relationship Anxiety In 6 Simple Steps

If you find yourself experiencing relationship anxiety, there are ways to help.

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January 20, 2023

What is infidelity trauma and how can you heal from it?

The psychological signs of infidelity trauma

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January 13, 2023

How to be a strong couple with 9 simple steps?

The Sound Relationship House as a model for strong couples.

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November 28, 2022

Dating Anxiety: How to Move Forward

Anxiety is an attempt by our nervous system to seek safety

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August 12, 2022

Am I Too Traumatized to be in a Relationship?

Dating when you have trauma can be challenging, but not impossible.

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October 26, 2021

How to Deal with Shame

What story from your life makes you go into hiding?

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March 8, 2021

Are You Keeping Secrets from Your Therapist?

Therapy can help couples with the skills they need to learn and the pain they need to process. But are you speaking honestly with your therapist?

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November 12, 2020

Conversational Boundaries without Stonewalling

Difficult conversations can lead to flooding. Here are steps to remain calm while staying present for yourself and your partner.

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September 9, 2020

“Small ‘T’ trauma” and Its Effect on Dating

Want a fulfilling relationship? It all begins with knowing and healing the real you.

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April 13, 2020

For Better or for Worse: Conflict and Connecting in Crisis

Understanding and adjusting to emotional needs in the midst of uncertainty.

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October 21, 2019

Betrayal Trauma in Addiction

Mary and George* have been together for three years. George is struggling with alcohol, cocaine, gambling, and sex addiction.

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December 19, 2018

How to Stop Detached Dating and Create Real Connection

In our fast-paced, modern world of seemingly endless swiping, matching, and messaging, there’s an epidemic of detached, disengaged, and guarded dating.

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