Your First Therapy Session

It has been my experience that new clients are often unsure what to expect in the first counseling session. At times, they feel doubt about what to say or do. There can be nervousness and anxiety about opening up to someone you’re meeting for the first time, especially when you find that you are sharing difficulties…

Communication in Relationships and Marriage

Healthy Relationships Communication is the path by which individuals share and exchange information about their perceptions, feelings, and thoughts. It is imperative that individuals learn to engage and connect with others in ways that promote healthy relationships and bonding within them. Many adolescents I work with and adults alike, struggle to communicate in ways that are supportive…

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Are You Committed To Your Marriage?

In my practice as a therapist I often work with couples that are seeking help with their relationship to one another. Old patterns of conflict, struggles with in-laws, insecurities that erupt into verbally caustic battles are often what lead them to seek help. They would not land in session if they were not committed on…

Sleep and Emotional Regulation

Sleep is one of the most key elements in emotional and relational health. Sleep is a process within which your body rejuvenates. I am not referencing merely resting, it is a time when the body-mind repairs itself. It is during rapid eye movement or REM that you actually rest and your body is restored.We live…

Confidentiality – How It Works in Therapy

Often clients ask, “Are the things I talk about in counseling kept confidential? The answer is “yes.” As the patient you have the right to have absolute privacy and confidentiality in counseling with me. This means that without your explicit consent, I am prevented from discussing information you share during your sessions with anyone else…

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