Abuse Resources

Abuse Resources

If you are in an abusive relationship, here are Abuse Resources for help. I was in an abusive relationship. You can read about this here. As you will find from the statistics below and from my story, you are not alone. I accept new patients here. Domestic Violence Hotline: (800) 799-7233 If you cannot speak …

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Maintaining Personal Autonomy during Confinement

Maintaining Personal Autonomy during Confinement

Confinement resulting from COVID 19 pandemic is testing most relationships. Many foundations are tested by the challenges of parenting during crisis, partner behaviors, job loss, and underlying trauma. It may feel easier to self soothe and step into behaviors, addictions, or patterns rather than do work at this time, but maintaining your distance and keeping …

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How to Disagree during Covid 19, ABOUT EVERYTHING

How to Disagree during Covid 19, ABOUT EVERYTHING

How to Disagree during Covid 19 is not easy. Whether online or in confinement, we are consistently bombarded with information and much of it is triggering for our belief systems. On top of that and for my purposes as a licensed marriage and family therapist, our restricted access to places to go if we wanted …

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Stop Using the Word Co-Dependent-

Stop Using the Word Co-Dependent

There are so many words in the English language that are misused or overused. The words or phrases “honestly”, “no offense”, “actually”, “ironic” are some examples. However, I hear the word “codependent” being used incorrectly on a regular basis. Many clients use this word in session with me assuming they are providing a clinical description …

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