Going from Online Dating to Offline Dating

Going from Online Dating to Offline Dating

Happy 4th of July weekend!  However you’re celebrating, I hope you are having a fantastic time.  Last night, my husband and I went out with an old friend of mine, and one of our conversations actually inspired this blog post.  This friend has been in the...
Recovering from Infidelity

Recovering from Infidelity

Recovering from infidelity is possible!  I have seen couples enter the therapy room overwhelmed with feelings of shock, embarrassment, guilt, anger, grief, rage, and fear…and then after a little while, they learn how to turn towards one another, rebuild their...
Infidelity: 3 Basic Truths

Infidelity: 3 Basic Truths

Confession:  Early in my career, I was pretty disinterested in working with clients struggling with infidelity.  If you asked me why, I would probably tell you “I’m not sure I’d know how to help someone repair their relationship after they actively...
Providing Validation

Providing Validation

Validation:  The art of expressing recognition and acceptance of a person’s emotional experience.  So…what does that actually mean?  Most of us have heard the term before, and we tend to be pretty good at recognizing when we are lacking validation from our...
When and How to Start Counseling

When and How to Start Counseling

Often, one of the most difficult phases in counseling is the very beginning.  Knowing when the time is right for you to schedule your first session, and then how to do that. Let’s start with when.  If you were to call me and ask “When should someone start...