Asking for Directions

Some people have a good sense of direction and are able to find what they need in life, without any help.  Other’s need help and direction.  Sometimes directions are basic, and get you from place to place, but other times direction includes finding a focus and direction for your life.  That can include picking a […]

Making a Promise

We seem to make promises often, to our boss, parent, teacher, or other family member.  Have you ever thought about what it means to make a promise?  When you make a promise, other people rely on your promise and expect you to follow through with that promise.  If you don’t come through, people can be […]

Take a Moment for Yourself, and Relax

Have you ever done relaxation exercises?  Do you wonder how they could help?  Using relaxation every day can help manage anxiety, depression, stress, and so many other things.  If you need ideas, there are lots of ideas across the internet, so do some research and find some options that work for you.  Spending even as little […]

Life Goals

Do you have goals?  Having life goals helps you refocus if you forget where you are headed.  Your goals can be as simple as cleaning out your closet, or more complicated life graduating from college.  You can set a weight loss goal, or an exercise goal, or you can also set career goals.  Whatever the […]

How To Tell When To Stop Therapy

Being in therapy can help with multiple issues and help you focus on the future, but it’s not suppose to last forever.  There comes a time in treatment when you and your therapist should talk about termination.  It’s really not meant to be for the rest of your life, although many people are in therapy […]

Don’t Shoot the Messenger

I have been a therapist for a long time, but I will never be able to solve people’s problems.  I talked about finding a therapist, and how to get the most our of treatment, but I am very aware of the fact that I don’t have all the answers.  I wish I did.  Many people […]

Let’s Talk About School Friendships

Going to high school, or middle school, it tough at best.  Friendships change, grow, and disintegrate through school years.  Some of them last and others don’t.  Some people have friends that they grow up with and are in contact with into adulthood.  Many people that we attend high school with, we really never see again, […]

Attachment Disorder Support

This is a very real topic, and one that is hard to think about.  Most people think about attachment related to infants.  Healthy attachment to caregivers gives kids the stepping stones that they need to be successful in life.  As kids grow up, they learn to trust others through healthy attachments, and they go off […]

Let’s Make America Safe Again!

Things in our country are strained, and the violence around us is increasing.  It’s no longer safe to go to the mall, to a concert, or to school.  In my hometown, a realtor was killed by a man who didn’t think that the offer that the realtor secured for his house was fair, so the […]

Trust and Healthy Relationships

Having a healthy relationship is work.  It takes good communication, patience, and commitment.  When it comes to trust, past relationships are a big part of how we trust in the future.  The ability to trust others depends on not only childhood relationships, but also on adult relationships that we have with partners, friends, and peers.  As […]