1. What Is Marriage Counseling & How Does It Work?

    “What is marriage counseling and how does it work?” This is a question that new clients commonly ask when they first come for help with their marriage. Some people have delayed coming to counseling because they don’t know what to expect. So let’s talk here about what happens in the first session, and then what to expect after that. When a couple comes in for the first time I listen to them…Read More

  2. “You Say” by Lauren Daigle

    This song is one that I find to be very powerful.  She is a Christian artist. I was surprised when I heard this song being played on a secular radio station.  As I listen to this song I think about how much it not only applies to my life but how much it could apply to everyone’s life in one way or another.  So, let’s dive into the lyrics together and break it down. I hope this song can help…Read More

  3. Will Depression Ever Go Away?

    Short answer: Yes! Long answer: eventually!   When you are struggling with depression you can’t see this proverbial “light at the end of the tunnel.”  That light just doesn’t exist. It’s easy to begin to believe that this state of depression will never lift.  But guess what? It will!!   This season of depression that you are in may last a few weeks, a few months or even a few…Read More

  4. Silent Depression

    A lot of individuals struggle with this thing I like to call silent depression.  Sometimes you can look at someone and just know that they are depressed. Other times, you can look at someone and think to yourself, “Wow! They have it all together! Their life must be awesome!”  Little did you know that the person who looks happy is actually struggling with this thing called “silent depressio…Read More

  5. Lonely on Valentine’s Day

    Another Valentine’s Day has come and gone. Couples everywhere this day is celebrated have hired babysitters, dressed up and went out to eat, and then, at home or in a hotel or resort, made passionate love. But not you. Single, widowed, divorced, a recent break-up – for whatever the reason, you were alone. There is another loneliness, that of a disconnected marriage, one where you go through al…Read More

  6. The Holidays:Part Six – What to do After the Holidays

    It is not uncommon for people to get depressed after the holidays.  Sometimes we are on a rush from the holiday season, and when it is over in a blink of an eye we can become depressed.   Sometimes the holidays can bring on a lot of hurt, maybe your family or friends said or did something hurtful, and maybe the holidays bring up sadness for you.  Either way, it is okay to have a difficult …Read More

  7. The Holidays:Part Five – Being Present on the Holidays

    “Present(s)” is a word that we hear a lot around the holidays.  After all, this is the season of giving.  I love nothing more than giving my friends and loved ones presents on Christmas.  I love when I get them something that I know they are going to love and watching their faces when they open their gift.  Don’t get me wrong, getting gifts is great too but I do prefer giving them. …Read More

  8. The Holidays:Part Four – Breathing

    Breathing is more helpful than you may think. When I tell people to breath, the first thing they do is look at me like I am dumb. Then they will say something like I am breathing. Yes, you may be breathing, but are you really breathing? Are you breathing in a way to help yourself calm down, relax, and enjoy the moment rather than have such extreme anxiety for the holidays?   Here are some bre…Read More

  9. The Holidays:Part Three – How To Stay Calm?

    If you already read part one and two you are on your way to a calmer Christmas. Having the ability to say no is the first step. Now, how do you stay calm during all the hustle and bustle? Step one: Have about 5-10 minutes of quiet time a day. Step two: Make sure to do at least one thing you enjoy doing. Step three: Try to focus on the joy of the season, because this too shall pass. Step four: Refo…Read More

  10. The Holidays:Part Two – Who To Say “No” To?

    Who can you say no to this holiday season? The short answer is, everyone. There are some things that no matter what, we have to do them during the holidays. It is tradition. Sometimes we do have to sacrifice a tiny bit in order to make someone else very happy. That is okay, but you don’t have to sacrifice everything. You can say no to your parents, aunts, uncles, brothers, sisters, nieces, nephe…Read More