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Relationship

Pets and People

By | Family, Relationship

The relationship between pets and people is a long and detailed topic to discuss. Our animal companions are with us in a variety of ways. There are the animals that work such as herding livestock,  guarding a place, police work, sniffing contraband, guide dogs, therapy animals, the list goes on….

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Why EMDR for Therapy?

By | Mental Health, Relationship, Trauma

With so many options for therapy, why EMDR?  Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) is a psychotherapy approach that incorporates protocols to help clients to reprocess emotionally activated memories into appropriate memory networks by connecting with adaptive information. A client presents with a trauma that is causing intrusive thoughts and…

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What is Emotionally Focused Therapy for Couples?

By | Relationship

The foundation of Emotion-focused therapy is based on the work of Drs. Leslie Greenberg and Robert Elliot.   While their focus was looking at the emotions of the person, their therapeutic intervention was designed for individual or one-on-one therapy. Emotionally Focused Therapy for Couples (EFTC) was born out of the 1980s work and research of…

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Love All Year Long

By | Relationship

The flowers have wilted and the candy is gone. Another Valentine’s Day is over.   Would you like to give a gift that will say, “I love you “ all year long? We can do that by learning to speak our partner’s love language. Gary Chapman coined the term in his…

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LGBTQ ABCs

By | Mental Health, Relationship

In my years of providing therapy, I have encountered many different acronyms and terms. Some of them I understood immediately, while I pretended to understand others. The LGBTQ community contains a lot of terminology and acronyms that are frequently misunderstood. In hopes of raising awareness and creating a more understanding…

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