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Therapist Blog

Validation: Helping Your Friends, Family and Loved Ones

Counseling Services , Self Care

As a therapist, I frequently get asked, “What can I do to help my partner/child/family member/friend when they are struggling?” The client usually tells me that they offer solutions, like say “I’m sorry”, give advice, etc. and that nothing helps. I encourage clients to validate this other person. I receive a lot of feedback from clients that they don't know...

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Are You Dateable?

Counseling Services , Couples Counseling , Self Care

On Saturday, my Facebook feed displayed a comical flowchart with an article from the Huffington Post entitled “Are you dateable?” The chart was kind of funny/silly and didn’t make a ton of sense, but it gave me a quick laugh. And then I noticed the reader’s comments on Facebook. Some readers reacted by writing about how discouraged they felt, because...

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Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy & LGBTQ+ Relationships

Counseling Services , Couples Counseling , Therapy Specialties

All the therapists at Therapy With Heart are trained in Emotionally Focused Therapy, and most are engaged in advanced training. Sue Johnson, PhD created the couple’s therapy model, Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT). EFT is based on attachment theory and is the only couple’s therapy that is empirically validated. This is a different type of therapy than other couple’s therapies because...

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Parenting Styles and Your Child’s Temperament

Counseling Services

I was recently skimming Facebook and came across the article, “Some Babies Are Just Easier Than Others” by Perri Kass, M.D. in The New York Times. This article discussed different temperaments in children and how to recognize these differences to come up with the best fit for parenting. Temperament is based on the following characteristics: Activity level: level of physical...

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Empathy: Let Someone Know That You’re There For Them

Grief and Loss , Self Care

As both a mother and a therapist, I have the innate instinct to always want to help others. Help them communicate. Help them solve their problems. Help them through life’s obstacles. Help them better their relationship with their spouse and/or family. Over time, I realized that problem solving was not always the best road to take. Sometimes, when a loved one...

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