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Duty to Warn By Jenny Holland ​This is a story about integration, action, and psychotherapy. ​Mostly, it is about love. ​As a mental health professional, I am used to taking a role in the advancement and welfare of others on a daily basis through my capacity to educate, evaluate, empathize,and advocate. ​For the most part, a therapist's work is done on a smaller scale—one-on-one in the safety of a confidential, therapeutic setting.  ​It is because ...
280 PointsSilver

Dr. Jenny Holland

/ Effective Psychotherapy for a Change
How many people do you know who are struggling or frustrated with some aspect of a relationship in their lives, any relationship? Many, I would guess. In fact, I would venture to say that everyone is dealing with some unease or discomfort in some relationship right now, whether with a co-worker, a boss, a spouse, a friend, a sibling, a child or some other family member. Relationship discord is so so common and for this reason, I wanted to offer one thought and suggestion to ...
2120 PointsGold

Kimberly Riley

/ Midlife Transition and Relationship Coach
How often when you’re in disagreement with someone- a spouse, a friend, a colleague or boss, do you say to each other “We have different opinions on this matter. Let’s just agree to disagree and move on”? I don’t know about you, but for me, I get into these no-argument stalemate positions often, especially with someone who is on the “other side of the aisle” from me regarding a related to a political, religious or social issue. I was listening to the audiobook by ...
2120 PointsGold

Kimberly Riley

/ Midlife Transition and Relationship Coach
Things you learn from a dog: Have a great attitude Greet everyone with enthusiasm Explore everything Loyalty is a virtue Protect those you love Be yourself Love unconditionally I loved a picture I saw of a dog with a sign hanging from its mouth stating the above attributes. I loved it so I thought I'd share it. It reminded me not only of my dog, but of how I can think of my relationship with my husband. Have a great attitude - I know in my heart that when he says something ...
2120 PointsGold

Kimberly Riley

/ Midlife Transition and Relationship Coach
Many of my friends are doctors. A few of them have been experts on TV and the radio, some are scholars, real estate investors, business owners, professors, parents, therapists. Some are married or in committed relationships that they passionately fight for every day. They are bosses in every sense of the word. One walked on her campus, literally got a new job offered to her, and was in awe when she walked out. I, however, was not surprised. No haterade in my BPA-free water bottle, I was ...
2670 PointsGold

Stephane Louis, LMFT

/ Licensed Counselor | LGBTQIA / LMFT
Most of you are blessed with close friends that you have made over your lifetime. These friends are priceless, as they are your confidants and strongest allies. You become bonded to another person because you share similar things and even histories (college days, raising kids, job experiences, etc). Through your relationships, you learn and grow together. Many times you may not know how you impact others, just by being in their lives. Your actions, comments, and presence affect ...
2760 PointsGold

Amy Sherman, LMHC

/ Therapist & Certified Relationship Coach / LMHC
A commitment-phobe has a way of making you feel like they’re too good to be true. Commitment-phobes aren’t bad people; they just have a tough time loving someone else. Your loving them is not the problem, but it is returning that love that keeps the commitment-phobic person up all night. Many commitment-phobes do get married, but their marriages are a living hell. Getting married doesn’t resolve their commitment fears. It only masks them worse over time. You must learn how to ...
1700 PointsSilver

Antoinette Johanna Sparrow

/ Commitment Phobic Coaching
Imagine your best friend comes to you deeply distraught—her father died six months ago, and her mother’s health is rapidly deteriorating. Over the past year, she has been consumed with managing care and legal issues, making funeral preparations, and grieving. Naturally, some things at work and at home have slipped through the cracks here and there. She comes to you feeling sad, helpless to stop her mother’s decline, and angry at herself that she just can’t seem to get it ...
2700 PointsGold

Lauren Roberts Stidger, MS, LPC

/ Licensed Professional Counselor / LPC
Online therapy, much like other internet-based activities, is becoming more and more popular. From my perspective, it just might replace traditional face-to-face therapy. Just might, I said. If you think about it, there are several reasons why and how this could happen. So, why would anyone consider seeing a therapist online? Think about it for a second and most likely your reasons will be personal and perhaps private. But, it is also likely that your reasons are similar to others. If ...
28850 PointsGold

Dr. Debra LMFT (MT2416)

/ The Relationship Expert / LMFT
Relationships are inevitable. My thinking is that “where there are at least two or more things in one space you will find relationships. Relationships, then, are infinite. If I asked you right this moment to list all the relationships in the room where you are you would grow tired of listing them. Don’t believe me? List everything in the space including yourself. Now define everything in the setting. Now, compare everything in the space/setting to everything else there. These ...
28850 PointsGold

Dr. Debra LMFT (MT2416)

/ The Relationship Expert / LMFT
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