The Importance of Touch in Relationships

The Importance of Touch in Relationships

By Kelly Edwards, LMFT Associate As a couples therapist, a lot of the work I do has to do with building or rebuilding meaningful connections between people. Frequently, one of the signs of disconnection in relationships is the lack of touch. Touch often plays a crucial role in maintaining connection within interpersonal relationships. Touch is […]

How We Can Show Up While Staying In

How We Can Show Up While Staying In

The COVID-19 Crisis poses a massive disruption, unsettling and frightening.  It is both an economic and public health crisis, two critical situations, intertwined.  The necessity to stay in creates both an opportunity—to rediscover home and groundedness—as well as a danger—of withdrawing into unhealthy, disorganized states.  Finding our capacity to show up, for others and ourselves […]

Breaking Codependency in Relationships

Breaking Codependency in Relationships

Ian Hammonds, LPC Intern “Islands in the stream, that is what we are. . .” As a therapist, I frequently work with clients on breaking codependency in relationships. In this post, I will give you tips to help do this on your own. In a world that places so much emphasis on relying on our […]

Tips for Supporting People with Cancer

Tips for Supporting People with Cancer

I will forever remember when my dad was diagnosed with cancer. I found out September 2012 that my dad had kidney cancer. Most people don’t realize what this process is like for people. You go in to the doctor because something is wrong or for a routine scan, it is followed up by a number […]

How to Be Vulnerable in Friendships

How to Be Vulnerable in Friendships

What’s your closet? Three Steps for Having Difficult Conversations By: Mary Hoofnagle Curious how to be vulnerable in friendships? Read on for tips. At the beginning of this month Ash Beckham’s TED talk went viral. Why? Because it strikes a chord with anyone who has ever had to have a difficult conversation. Even though she is […]

Help Yourself by Helping Others

Help Yourself by Helping Others

by Margaret Fiero Sometimes getting a lift to your mood can be as simple as helping someone or volunteering your time to support a cause that is meaningful to you. While it sounds too easy, I feel there is some validity to it, as I am still riding a high from taking part in the […]