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3 Ways Individual Counseling Can Help Your Marriage

Even happily married couples can hit obstacles along the way. When this happens, couples can either go it alone and try to work through their issues themselves, or they can seek the guidance of a trained and experienced marriage counselor. While some couples feel their problems should be kept private, many more are finding the value of seeking help from...[ read more ]

How To Talk to Someone Who Is Depressed

How to Talk to Someone Who Is Depressed When someone you care about is depressed, it is often very difficult to figure out how to talk to them. Sometimes it seems impossible.   It is unfortunate but talking to a depressed person in normal ways can make the person feel misunderstood and even more isolated. If you have never suffered from...[ read more ]

Why Someone Suffering From Depression Can’t Just ‘Get Over It’

When talking about depression, a lot of people forget that depression is an illness that requires proper attention and treatment. If you’re depressed, it can be incredibly frustrating to hear things like “Just get over it”, “You’re being really dramatic”, “You have to be strong”, “Learn to deal with it”, “Happiness is a choice”. You might start to think of...[ read more ]

New Year’s Blues?

New Year’s Blues? January is a tough month. The joy and/or hype of the holiday season has come and gone and here in Maryland, as well as many parts of the country, it is really cold. So it’s difficult to get outside and do much and it’s easy to be isolated. And then there are the whole "New Year New You"...[ read more ]

How Does Counseling Help? Part 2

How Does Counseling Help? Part 2 This is a second response to the question a lot of people ask about counseling. As I stated before, there are many different reasons and ways that counseling is helpful. My first answer had to do with the safety of confidentiality. My second answer is that when you go to counseling, it’s all about...[ read more ]

What’s Wrong with Marriage Today? (And what to know to make your marriage better)

What’s Wrong with Marriage Today? (And what to know to make your marriage better) This is how I describe one of the most common couples I see for couple’s therapy. Simply, the woman has a long list of issues she has with him and the man has one issue with her- that she has this long list of issues with...[ read more ]

Forgiveness and Reconciliation: A Distinction That Can Help

Forgiveness and Reconciliation: A Distinction That Can Help Most people come to therapy because they have been hurt- and as healing goes along, often the topic of forgiveness comes up. Now- I’d like to make it clear that I don’t think it works to tell anyone that they must forgive someone else. It’s true that unforgiveness eats away at a...[ read more ]

How Does Counseling Help

HOW DOES COUNSELING HELP? This is a question a lot of people ask me and a topic I plan on returning to periodically in this blog because I think there are a lot of different reasons and ways that counseling can be helpful. Here is my first answer. Most of us desire and attempt to live full, passionate, authentic lives-...[ read more ]



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