What’s the difference between feeling alone and loneliness? Alone is a physical sense of nobody being around. Loneliness is a much deeper, emotional feeling that stems from lack of connections to others. It’s important to determine the difference because one could feel lonely even in a crowded room. Loneliness could also result in negative emotions… CONTINUE
A Few Reasons Couples Seek Therapy
There are many reasons why couples may seek out therapy, including; communication issues, differences in libido, and clashes with in-laws, to name a few. A healthy relationship is one in which both parties encourage growth by compromising, trust, and open communication. Communication Issues Communication is key to a healthy relationship. One may not share openly… CONTINUE
Do You Need Couples Counseling?
Are you considering couples counseling, but still not certain it’s right for your relationship? It can be helpful to first evaluate the current health of your relationship. When evaluating the health of your relationship there are several areas you can investigate. In fact, below we have compiled a list of common areas we see in… CONTINUE
A 2018 Review of the Most Discussed Topics in Therapy in the United States
There are many reasons why people seek out therapy. Research has shown that in 2018, people saw a therapist the most to treat anxiety, work/life balance, political woes, sexual assault, electronics addiction, relationship issues, grief, fear of mass shootings. Causes of Mental Health Concerns Exposure to social media and other newsworthy outlets is one… CONTINUE
What Causes Depression? Four Common Causes from a Licensed Counselor
Depression is a painful, complex condition often brought on by multiple factors. But where does it come from? How does it start? I’ve outlined four of the most common causes of depression below: family history, painful life event, chronic stress and accomplishment. Common Causes of Depression: #1 – Family history If someone else in your… CONTINUE
How Do I Find the Best Couples Counselor Near Me in Plano?
When it comes to being in a relationship, unexpected challenges begin to arise over time. You may find yourself in stagnant arguments that quickly go from “0 to 60.” Aspects of your partner you once found charming may now be the very things that frustrate you. You may feel that your partner has somehow changed…. CONTINUE
Recovering from an Affair
About 1 out of 3 committed couples experience infidelity at some point. Dealing with cheating can be especially exhausting and discouraging. In the wake of an affair, trust is strained and the very foundation of your relationship may be in question. Does anyone ever really get over his or her partner cheating? Absolutely. Whereas for… CONTINUE
Three Tips for Overcoming Social Anxiety
Social anxiety is a common issue. A person suffering from social anxiety tends to dread or altogether avoid certain social situations, like attending a dinner party, participating in a business meeting or even making casual conversation with your neighbor. Untreated, these symptoms can take on a life of their own. The socially anxious person may… CONTINUE
5 Tips to Help Repair a Broken Relationship
Few things are as frustrating and painful as a broken relationship. It can feel like being trapped in quicksand. Sometimes the more you kick and flail, the faster you sink. How do you know when a relationship is worth saving versus when it’s time to move on? How do you recognize your issues versus your… CONTINUE
Couples Counseling: Male or Female Counselor?
When couples are considering counseling, they want the most effective counselor for their particular situation. Couples often ask whether they should see a male or female couples counselor. There is no general rule of thumb about the efficacy of a male v. female couples therapist. However, one tip may help you choose the best counselor… CONTINUE