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Contempt in Relationships

Contempt in Relationships Anger is a normal part of every relationship, whether it is between partners, family, friendships, or work relationships. Still, anger that accumulates and remains unprocessed becomes contempt, something much more corrosive and dangerous to all relationship. When contempt shows up in a relationship, it’s as if the grave is being [...]

October 3rd, 2017|Categories: Relationship Counseling, Relationships|

Digital Addiction

Digital Addiction Digital addiction is a behavioral disorder where an individual experiences compulsive use of digital technology, most notably cell phone addiction, internet addiction gaming addiction. It is a term that is often used to describe a person whose interaction with technology is excessive and takes an amount of time from daily activities [...]

June 1st, 2017|Categories: Addiction, Depression, Relationships|Tags: |

Plutchik’s Wheel of Emotions

Plutchik's Wheel of Emotions Robert Plutchik was a psychologist who developed a psychoevolutionary theory of emotion, considered one of the most influential classification approaches for general emotional responses. Plutchik suggested that there were eight basic emotions; anger, fear, sadness, disgust, surprise, anticipation, trust and joy. He proposed that these primary emotions are biologically primitive [...]

January 27th, 2017|Categories: Counseling, Emotions, Psychological Development, Relationships|Tags: |

Genograms in Family Therapy

Genograms in Family Therapy A genogram, sometimes called a family map, is a pictorial display of a patient's family relationships and medical history. It goes beyond a traditional family tree by allowing the user to visualize hereditary patterns and psychological factors that punctuate relationships. It can be used to identify repetitive patterns of behavior [...]

How Marriage Counseling Works

How Marriage Counseling Works Marriage counseling is a form of therapy that can help all types of couples in all different types of intimate relationships, whether they are heterosexual or homosexual, married or not. Unfortunately, most marriage counselors report that the majority of couples wait to come to therapy until the point where [...]

Herzberg’s Two-Factor Theory of Motivation

Herzberg’s Two-Factor Theory of Motivation One of the most discussed topics in counseling is how to increase personal motivation. Part of a counselor’s job is to elicit and enhance motivation because motivation is a key to change. Research into motivation is inexorably linked to an understanding of personal change -- a concept [...]

July 29th, 2016|Categories: Counseling, Motivation, Relationships|Tags: |

Marriage Family Therapy

Marriage Family Therapy Marriage and family therapy is a type of counseling that uses psychotherapy, marriage counseling and family therapy to diagnose and treat mental and emotional disorders within the context of marriage, couples and family systems. Marriage and family therapists (MFT) help people work through problems and rebuild relationships. Couples often seek [...]

Learning Good Boundaries in Therapy

Learning Good Boundaries in Therapy One of the common reasons people seek therapy is to learn about how to have better boundaries in their personal and/or professional relationships. If you think about it, it’s an understandable problem. A client can work on communication, mental health issues or other personal problems but if they don’t [...]

November 13th, 2015|Categories: Relationships, Therapy|Tags: , |

Effective Ways to Combat Stress

Effective Ways to Combat Stress Whereas stress is a fact of life, being stressed out is a choice. We don't always have control over what happens to us, and yet, we don’t have to overreact to difficult, challenging situations by becoming frazzled, overwhelmed, or distraught. Being overly anxious and allowing stress to take [...]

July 17th, 2015|Categories: Relationships, Stress Management|Tags: |