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Why We Can’t Feel Better.

I have always loved the popular phrase, “It takes a village to raise a child”. As far as I can tell, this phrase is the product of African cultures, but the idea is universal. Not so long ago it literally took a village to survive. If farmers were not able to harvest their crops, people did not eat. When a...[ read more ]

Why Boundary Isn’t a Bad Word

Caring for yourself while still having meaningful relationships with others can be a tricky balance, especially when it comes to family. Have you ever found yourself dreading instead of looking forward to the next family gathering? If so, it may be helpful to look at the boundaries you have in place with your family.  When you hear the word “boundary”...[ read more ]

Treat Yourself: The Importance of Putting Yourself First & Self Care

Most children are brought up to be kind and respectful of other people. They are taught to consider others’ feelings and help those in need. But when it comes to taking care of themselves, many people lack the ability to put their own needs first.To some, the concept of self-care is as foreign as the language and customs of far...[ read more ]

How to Find the Right Therapist in Your Town or City

It’s a new year and many of us have committed to making changes that will allow our best selves to shine through. And in most instances, we know exactly how to get the help we need to facilitate this change.For instance, if we want to get into good physical shape, we know to head to our local gym and get...[ read more ]

Creating a New Normal: Coming to Terms with an Unexpected Tragedy

By Taylor Ann Macey, Certified Life Coach and Founder of The Brain Diet I always thought I was a pretty normal person. I felt like I had a normal childhood, I did normal things as a teenager, transitioned into a normal adult. At the age of 25 I expected to continue being a wife and mother, running my business as...[ read more ]

How Valuable is Premarital Counseling Really?

By Misty DeMann, LAMFT Marriage is one of the biggest life cycle changes that will occur. When a couple decides to start their life together, there are many developmental aspects involved. “Marriage requires that two people renegotiate a great many issues they have previously defined individually or through their culture and family of origin, such as money, space, time, and...[ read more ]

Healthy Breakups are Possible

By Dr. Elizabeth Fedrick, PhD, LPC “Evaluating the benefits and drawbacks of any relationship is your responsibility. You do not have to passively accept what is brought to you. You can choose.” ― Deborah Day “But, you guys don’t even fight!” … These words being the most common response my ex and I received when we started sharing with others...[ read more ]

Lean on Me: Why People with a Mental Health Crisis Need a Support Network

Human beings have a need for social connection. It stems from our ancestors needing to stick together to stay alive. Back in the day, those individuals who strayed from the group had a harder time surviving the elements and not starving to death.While it is far safer to be an individual these days, that doesn’t mean it is healthy for...[ read more ]

Therapy vs. Antidepressants – Which One is Better?

If you are someone who has been experiencing depression, you may recognize that you need help, but you may be confused as to what therapies will work best for you. In today’s world, where there seems to be a pill to treat pretty much everything, many people assume that a prescribed antidepressant is the best option for them. In fact,...[ read more ]

What’s wrong with, “If I can’t love myself, how can I expect others love me”?

Porter Macey Ph.D., LMFT. Clinic Director July 12, 2020 “If I can’t love myself, how can I expect others to love me”? As a therapist who focuses on relationships, I have heard this phrase a lot. Even as a young child I recall people using this sentence as advice. It seems like for the most part, people generally view this...[ read more ]



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