Relationship Tips

Tips for emotional wellness

Practicing any of these things daily will improve your mental health.
  • Seek to understand, listen fully

  • Understanding is different from agreeing

  • Reflect statements back to be sure you understand (Communication 101)

  • Avoid defensiveness

  • Use a kind voice

  • State your case in clear terms

  • Talk about issues in a constructive manner​

  • Exercise 15 minutes of intentional exercise a day at least

  • Eating healthy, non-inflammatory foods, eating on a regular schedule

  • Develop a positive attitude, instead of ruminating on negative things, practice staying in the present, (mindfulness), gratitude, and focusing on the positive

  • Get adequate sleep, good sleep hygiene is a must.

  • Smile more, moving muscles to smile changes mood

  • Develop friends and maintain those friendships

  • Connect with friends and family

  • Talk problems or ideas over with someone: saying things out loud in a way that makes sense to someone else clarifies thoughts in our own mind

  • Laugh! Laughter changes moods and builds resiliency​

Take the First Step. 

To learn more about how we might work together to help you reach your wellness goals, contact me for a consultation.

Everything in your life flows from how healthy you are.

Treatment For:
  • Depression
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Anxiety
  • Panic 
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Eating Disorder
  • Grief recovery
  • Complicated Bereavement
  • Life Transitions
  • Relationship difficulties
  • Family complications 
  • Parenting
  • Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder 
  • Quality of life

Benefits of Therapy

Most people come to therapy because they want to live life better. Therapy provides a safe place for self-exploration. The therapist can help you understand yourself and the behaviors you frequently exhibit. 

Understanding the connections between thoughts, feelings and behaviors helps create changes. Therapy provides a compassionate “outside view” which helps you look at life situations in a  new way and try new solutions. With a therapist you can create a plan to treat depression, anxiety, panic, eating disorders, relationship problems, parenting, pain management, and navigate through life’s challenges.

Understanding how early trauma effects the brain and understanding defense mechanisms.
Treatment methods:
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Dialectic Behavioral Therapy
  • Mindfulness Training
  • Process oriented therapy
  • Family of Origin Understanding
  • Supportive Therapy
  • Emotional Management
  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing EMDR
  • Body Mind Associations
  • Pain Management
  • Relationships
  • Communication skills
  • Time Management
  • Guided Journaling