Posts Tagged "Coping"

Can I Make a Counseling Appointment for Someone Else?

Posted by on Feb 5, 2013 in Blog | 0 comments

Can I Make a Counseling Appointment for Someone Else?

Short answer: No. Long answer: There are lots of reasons why you shouldn’t make a counseling appointment for someone else, unless of course you are the legal guardian of that person and that person is under 18 years old and here is why: Counseling success depends on the client’s willingness to be there and participate. Signing someone up for counseling shows that they are not ready yet and IF they show up for the appointment, they will most likely be guarded, resentful towards you for making them go, and unwilling to explore the issues that caused you to sign them up. If you feel...

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Salt Water: The Cure for Your Problems?

Posted by on Jan 31, 2013 in Blog | 0 comments

Salt Water: The Cure for Your Problems?

I came across this quote a while back and it was one that actually made me think. Could it be true? While many people come in to see me so I can fix their situation, help them feel better, and wave a magic wand so their life improves, I just don’t have all the answers. Here is why salt water might just be the cure you are looking for and help guide your therapy experience:   Sweat: Whether literal of figurative working hard is required to get to where you want to be, at least in counseling. It won’t be easy but you can do it and it will be well worth it, I promise....

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Are you an Adult Child of an Alcoholic or Dysfunctional Family?

Posted by on Apr 23, 2012 in Blog | 0 comments

Are you an Adult Child of an Alcoholic or Dysfunctional Family?

Believe it or not but a large group of people fit into the “Adult Child” group. If you grew  up in what you would consider a dysfunctional family, for many different reasons, this could be an added element to your identity. There are specific groups for specific types of dysfunction. For example, people who grew up in a family where there was a substance abuser you might fit into the Adult Children of Alcoholics group (ACoA or ACA). For those who grew up in a family where a member suffered from a chronic illness or mental illness, you might feel more at home with those in the...

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Are You In A Controlling Relationship?

Posted by on Jan 11, 2012 in Blog | 0 comments

Are You In A Controlling Relationship?

You might have a picture of what a controlling relationship looks like. However there are many hidden, and often missed signs of control that can cause you to feel like a prisoner to your own actions. Controlling relationships don’t  have to include someone determining what you wear, eat, weigh, or who you can spend time with, there are other signs. It doesn’t have to include checking Internet or phone call histories, stopping by where your partner said they were just to make sure, or enforcing a curfew for your adult partner. Before we get into different signs of control it is...

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How You Can Deal with a Passive Aggressive Partner

Posted by on Dec 14, 2011 in Blog | 0 comments

How You Can Deal with a Passive Aggressive Partner

Dealing with someone who communicates passive aggressively can be an ongoing uphill battle. This communication style creates a road block to collaboration and growth. Passive aggression or communicating from a defensive standpoint can be treated successfully. Passive aggression or being defensive is a form of protection. While not all people are the same, some people who learn to communicate this way may be doing so to protect their inner child or true self. Communicating openly, honestly, and directly may cause them to feel too vulnerable so lashing out at others, jumping to a defensive...

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