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How to Use Your Partners Love Languages

How to Use Your Partners Love Languages

A common tool used in couple therapy is the five love languages. Many people have heard of them before, but I have found that not many couples know how to truly use them in their marriage. The real point of knowing your partner’s love language is to be able to show...

It Takes A Village

It Takes A Village

The phrase “it takes a village” has always been a bit cliche to me. Yet, ironically, I’ve found myself saying it more the past 9 months and truly believing it. I had my first child 9 months ago and was thrown into a crazy adventure. I had friends share their...

What is Self-care and Why is it Important?

What is Self-care and Why is it Important?

I remember driving to work during a cloudy and grey morning. I was listening to a podcast and trying to prepare myself for another workday. As I continued to drive, I began to notice tiny raindrops appearing on my windshield. Suddenly, out of nowhere, rain was pouring...

Thoughts, Emotions and Well-being

Thoughts, Emotions and Well-being

There is more room out than in. This is something I have come to believe when it comes to dealing with my thoughts and emotions. As a person who has a tendency to live in my head quite a bit, and who has experienced the negative effects of suppressing emotions, I have...

Creating a New Normal

Creating a New Normal

A common topic that has come up in therapy sessions lately is how to find or create a new normal during and after this time with COVID-19. For almost everyone, our lives have been uprooted and changed in one way or another over the past few months. Even when things...