As a Marriage Therapist, I know that Communication challenges with couples often can be viewed from the perspective of gender differences. While we all know that men have a higher need to want to respond in a way that fixes the problem women on the other hand want first to be [...]
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As a Philadelphia area Counselor, I often use the concepts and suggestions related to The Stages of Change Model. This is recognized as a well-researched theory of change developed by James Prochaska and Carlo DiClemente from the University of Rhode Island. According to this change theory, there are six stages of change encompassing [...]
Many times one member of a couple gets upset and irritated that her spouse or partner leaves dishes in the sink, socks on the rug, toys laying around, you name it. Frequently the interpretation is that “he” just doesn’t care. Based on over two decades conducting marriage and couples counseling and my own [...]
A little more on what to do during the stages of change process... Pre-Contemplation This is a good time to gather data. You can educate yourself about the identified problem It may be true that other people or circumstances are fostering the problem but it works best if you can begin to assume [...]
I’m in my counseling office in Chestnut Hill pondering how to get more of those pesky continuing education credits that all licensed and certified counselors must obtain within their credentialing cycle. An intriguing announcement on a professional message board for therapists catches my eye. It details a free 3 day Virtual Conference on [...]