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I Had A Baby! Now What?

You’ve heard it before, “It takes a village!” But what if you don’t have that village and what if your village doesn’t understand?  Sometimes the joy of bringing home your new little bundle doesn’t feel so joyful. In fact, it can feel pretty overwhelming, exhausting (hello, sleep deprivation), and even physically painful. We think to [...]

By | 2018-12-03T12:00:43+00:00 December 9th, 2018|Blog|0 Comments

Contagion, It’s Coming For You

Seems like everyone in my house is coming down with something. The flu, colds, headaches, a case of the Mondays. Winter is notorious for contagions, and as we are continually dumped upon by the best of the seasons illness repertoire we are likely thinking more often than not, “Ugh, I hope I don't catch that.” [...]

By | 2018-11-27T14:56:00+00:00 December 2nd, 2018|Blog|0 Comments

Winter Blues: Seasonal Affective Disorder

Break out the boots, jackets, and scarves, because we’ve officially hit fall here in the midwest. There’s a very familiar chill in the air, and our days are getting noticeably shorter. For some, this time of year brings an inner warmth that means cozying up at home, making soups, and lighting fireplaces or candles. For [...]

By | 2018-10-16T13:22:07+00:00 October 28th, 2018|Blog|0 Comments

Helping Form Your Child’s Inner Thoughts

Every day there are hundreds of thoughts that go through our minds that influence the way we think and feel. These automatic, and sometimes subconscious, thoughts influence our mood, actions, and overall understanding of who we are. Since birth, our experiences in the world and with others have been shaping our patterns of thinking and [...]

By | 2018-10-16T12:50:39+00:00 October 21st, 2018|Blog|0 Comments

What is EMDR?

When you start the search for a therapist you are entering into a world of acronyms. LPCC, LMFT, LICSW, CBT, DBT, EMDR. All these letters following people’s names and areas of specialty can get confusing. So here is a little insight into a certain combination of letters, EMDR. EMDR, which stands for Eye Movement Desensitization [...]

By | 2018-10-02T14:08:59+00:00 October 14th, 2018|Blog|0 Comments

This Is All For you: Estate Planning for New Parents

I recently had the privilege of working with a husband and wife to complete their estate plan. The couple was young, with a daughter who had just turned two before they came to meet with me. Similar to many couples I work with who have children, they explained that it was the birth of their [...]

By | 2018-08-07T12:37:45+00:00 September 30th, 2018|Blog|0 Comments

Defense Mechanisms & How They Can Affect Your Sexual Relationships: Part II

How the three defense mechanisms; dissociation, denial and armoring, relate to sexual satisfaction. In this blog post, three common defenses, which according to sex therapist and researcher Gina Ogden (2008), are believed to surface in sexual relationships will be explored. They are disassociation, denial and armoring. Each defense will be discussed in relation to their [...]

By | 2018-09-16T15:10:40+00:00 September 17th, 2018|Blog|0 Comments

Grounding Techniques

Clients often come in my office saying they feel like they’re mind is going a million miles per hour, like they have so much on their plate that they don’t know where to start, or that they feel like their brains are disconnected from their bodies and they can’t seem to get a grip. It’s [...]

By | 2018-08-07T13:05:56+00:00 September 9th, 2018|Blog|0 Comments

Prenuptial Agreements: Thinking Ahead

Not many things have the ability ruin a romantic moment like the topic of prenuptial agreements – but it really shouldn’t be that way. Prenuptial agreements have unfairly gained a bad reputation as a contract entered into by couples who plan on divorcing, or who are entering into a marriage that they are not confident [...]

By | 2018-08-07T13:03:45+00:00 September 2nd, 2018|Blog|0 Comments

Mental Health and Motherhood

Motherhood. Goodness, there’s a lot wrapped up in that! It can be excitingly anticipated as well as fearfully resisted, both during pregnancy and at any point along the road of building a family, regardless of the number of children already in the family. Parenting young children might best be described as wondrous chaos. We often [...]

By | 2018-08-07T13:04:59+00:00 August 26th, 2018|Blog|0 Comments