One Step To Handle A Toxic Family Member

“The only way to win with a toxic person is to not play.” When involved in a relationship — any type of relationship — with a toxic person, it does feel like you are a playing a game. And that is because they are playing a game. Whether they are conscious of this behavior or…

Four Conversations To Have With Your Partner Prior To Engagement

So, you are ready to get engaged? Congrats! Feeling prepared to commit to one person for the rest of your life is a beautiful and powerful thing. In fact, it is something that I, myself, have experienced. However, although we feel prepared to get engaged, we need to consider certain things. In this blog post,…

An Open Letter To Anyone Considering Therapy

Dear sweet friend, Maybe you are hurting, maybe you have things in your life that you need to figure out, or maybe you simply need someone to just listen... whatever your situation is, I want to offer you some encouragement. I will to instill confidence within you. I want to help you find the strength…

Two Ways To Overcome Abusive Self-Talk

We can be our own worst enemy.  As a mental health counselor and human being, I have personally witnessed and experienced abusive self-talk. You may wish that I'd pump the breaks there and change the term to negative self-talk. But I won't. I truly do believe that many of the things we tell ourselves is abusive. Here…