New Design and Blog!

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Welcome to my newly redesigned website, which now includes a blog! I will be using the blog for a few different purposes: To let you know about new features to my website; To  alert you to important changes with my practice (such as scheduling); To write some helpful ideas, tips, insights, and information that you might find helpful for dealing …

5 Signs of Emotional Neglect in Your Relationship With Your Father

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I found this great little article this morning about relationships with fathers: 5 Signs of Emotional Neglect in your Relationship With Your Father. I’ve been a huge proponent of family relationships including those with fathers and their children, so this caught my eye very quickly. Each parent has a unique and significant impact on children. Fathers, however, seem to be …

Administrative Professionals Day 2016

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Today is national Administrative Professionals Day, so I want to take a few moments to give acknowledgement to my Administrative Assistant, Zondra Runberg. She has been with Discover Counseling for about 4 years, and she has brought a great deal of organizational support to the company. Zondra handles all insurance processing, she manages the financial side of client accounts, and …

Website Update 3.0 is Live!

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  This is the third major revision I’ve done to my website since starting my business, and I think it’s the best yet. This time I hired designer Jeff Bugbee of VisionMule to organize the content, give everything a face-lift, and help make the site more accessible for current and prospective clients. Here are some of the specific improvements that …

New Business Features

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I’ve been hard at work trying to make my practice more accessible and useful to my clients, and wanted to introduce some new features! These are offered at no charge to clients and will hopefully make the whole counseling experience more seamless. Facebook Page I’ve created a Facebook page for my business! Now you can find details about my practice, …

Reconsider Your Affair

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I don’t normally do this, but after reading this NY Times article, I deemed it worthy to link to on its own. It’s very well-written and offers insight from both perspectives – the one having an affair and the one betrayed by their spouse’s affair. In my experience as a therapist working with couples, everything the author writes is painfully …

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Reminder About Your Deductible

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As the new year rolls around, it brings with it a fresh start at many things. One important one to pay attention to is your insurance deductible. Insurance plans work in one of two ways: Contract year plan. This means your plan begins and ends on a date you initiated coverage, and can be anywhere throughout the year. For example, …

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What Is Self-Talk?

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In counseling, we often talk about the things we say to ourselves or think about privately. This is called “self-talk.” Sometimes it comes in the form of actual conversation or monologue with/to ourselves, and sometimes it’s just a bunch of thoughts we think about. Either way, it’s private stuff that nobody knows about unless we vocalize it in some way. …

How To Map Out Change

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There are two basic things required for mapping change: something to run away from, and something to run towards. Running Away Usually people don’t think of running away from something as a good thing. When it comes to change, however, I think it’s absolutely critical. Why? Because whatever it is you want to escape tells you all kinds of information …

What Are You Worried About?

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Anxiety is an extremely common issue that most of us struggle with. In fact, it’s one of the most diagnosed issues I treat and often exists alongside many other issues. However, anxiety is only a symptom and is very treatable. How is anxiety only a symptom? Well, because it rests on some other reason(s) to be worried or concerned. Someone …