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Improve Your Marriage By Learning How to Fight Fair!

Did you know that fighting or arguing is actually good for your marriage?  A complete absence of arguing is definitely not good. It could be a sign of emotional detachment. Thank goodness! Because Todd and I have had our fair share of arguments in our 12 years of marriage. I have read all the advice on not going to bed angry....[ read more ]

Calling All People Pleasers ..Please raise your hand. .

Let me just say I am really good at saying the word NO. Maybe too good. Now that I think about it... People rarely ask me for favors.  But trust me my family will tell you that I ask for a TON of favors. It's a running joke. My wonderful, loving, handsome, generous landlord at my office also happens to be...[ read more ]

The Art of Negotiating… — clrgroupllc

A few months ago after a particularly challenging session from work, I thought to myself wow I feel like I have been talking people off the roof today! Then as women typically do, I switched to thinking about what it must be like to be a law enforcement hostage negotiator? So that of course led […] via The Art of Negotiating…...[ read more ]

Men are like Waffles, Women like spaghetti…

So I won’t lie. Couples Counseling is my least favorite part of my job…honestly, it makes me crazy. Which is why of course, I have a fabulous Marriage Counselor to whom I refer them. But I really like Relationship Counseling. Because its human psychology and I think it’s cool until it involves my own marriage of course…But here is my...[ read more ]

The Art of Negotiating…

A few months ago after a particularly challenging session from work, I thought to myself wow I feel like I have been talking people off the roof today! Then as women typically do, I switched to thinking about what it must be like to be a law enforcement hostage negotiator? So that of course led me to Google and to...[ read more ]

Men are like Waffles, Women are like spaghetti….

  So I won't lie. Couples Counseling is my least favorite part of my job...honestly, it makes me crazy. Which is why of course, I have a fabulous Marriage Counselor to whom I refer them. But I really like Relationship Counseling. Because its human psychology and I think it's cool until it involves my own marriage of course...But here is...[ read more ]

“EAT THAT FROG!”

Before I started my private practice, I worked at a treatment center where every Counselor was required to provide 1 group a week. I could not stand to do the ho hum typical coping mechanism type group..they bored me to death. So I decided that I would provide a motivational group every week and the topic would change every week....[ read more ]

A miracle happened while you were asleep last night! You woke up this morning and your dream life has happened…

A miracle happened in the middle of the night and you woke up and your miracle life has happened! You realize your awake, you are lying in bed and your eyes are closed but your not asleep ....how do you know your miracle happened before you open your eyes? This is an exercise that allows you to stretch towards your...[ read more ]

Are you Addicted or Dependent on your Prescription Medication?

It makes me feel really old to have to admit this but I have really high blood pressure. I look healthy on the outside but I hover around 160/100 and that's on a good day.  I take multiple blood pressure combinations of medications to keep me closer to 120/80 like everybody else. My blood pressure laughs at my efforts to...[ read more ]

You may be surprised how I discuss drugs with my own children?  

In my 10 years of Substance Abuse Counseling, I have done hundreds probably close to a  thousand of Substance Abuse and Mental Health Assessments. Every assessment is very thorough and takes a looong time for both myself and my not so happy client sitting in front of me. I have taken extensive drug history's from hundreds of individuals ranging in...[ read more ]

 

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