How Counseling Works Relationship counseling can be a mysterious process. Lots of variables. Here’s an interesting take on one aspect of counseling for relationships gone off track. Architecture of Life An acquaintance recently needed the foundation of their home strengthened. Due to some faulty work when the home was constructed, walls were not correctly attached to [...]
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As a Philadelphia area Licensed Counselor, I see so many couples, individuals, and families who are struggling with a sense of disconnection. TETHERED At a time when our cell phones allow us to be tethered to the workplace and the larger world many of us are discovering how challenging it can be to [...]
Encountering Potholes on the Road of Life In the Philadelphia area, there can be potholes in local roads, especially after difficult or “stormy” weather. The first time you go over one it can be startling. Your vehicle shakes. For a moment you don’t know what has occurred. You aren’t sure how much damage, [...]
Adults who grew up in a household where one or both parents had any type of addiction may find themselves struggling with relationships in their personal lives or at work. Many ACOAs (adult children of alcoholics or addicts) want to believe that they’ve somehow escaped the clutches of the illness once they emerge into adulthood [...]
Couples Counseling Communication Skills Many times clients at my counseling service in Chestnut Hill and Fort Washington, PA talk about not feeling heard or understood. Friends and family members may mean well but we can all miss the mark when given an opportunity to respond to another's pain, challenge, or struggles [...]
Does "nagging" and criticism work to change your spouse or partner's behavior? As a Marriage Counselor and Couples and Relationship expert I can't help but see the wisdom in this approach. It's important to review your strategy and if its not working to improve what you want to change then try something else [...]
As a Licensed Counselor near Lafayette Hill, PA, I hear how our 24/7 world can be stressful causing otherwise successful people to feel like their thoughts have been hijacked by anxiety. The worry bully in our brains. Check out this 10 min. video (click full screen mode icon on right once [...]
As a Marriage Therapist in Chestnut Hill, and Montgomery County, PA I like to show clients this marriage map (click on map to view fully) from Michelle Weiner- Davis, author of Divorce Busting, the Sex Starved Marriage, and the Divorce Remedy. Stages of Marriage So many couples think they are in dire straits when they [...]