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To all my mothers this Mother’s Day…  I wish I could take you in my arms and hug you until your physical, mental and emotional exhaustion dissipates. I just want to hug you long enough so that you forget your fears, self-doubts, and disappointments and claim the self-love, self- acceptance, and self-appreciation that you deserve.  I see you every day, whether you are my friend or my client. I see you trying and giving your best
If you answer yes to any of the questions listed below, an intensive couples therapy week or weekend is right for you. Is your marriage in a crisis? Is your marriage on the brink of divorce? Are you feeling completely emotionally disconnected from your partner? Have you just discovered infidelity? Do you feel hopeless about your marriage improving? Do you believe separation or divorce is the only option, but you want to work it out?
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Happy Valentine’s Day to you! If you are in romantic love, this day can be heaven. I mean, who doesn’t love flowers, chocolate, and jewelry! However, if you are single, you can dread this day and plan to spend it under the covers or binge-watching Netflix. Valentine’s Day can also cause a lot of distress in romantic relationships as well! For example, if your partner doesn’t plan a romantic date, or doesn’t buy you flowers
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The new year has begun and most people start the year by making resolutions or setting new goals. Most of the time, we focus on ourselves. What is the number one personal resolution that most people make? Perhaps you have made the resolution yourself this year to get healthy, lose weight, be more fit. That is a common resolution for most of us. Another common goal is regarding work. Work smarter, not harder or to
by Jessica Marchena, LMHC The holiday season has quickly come upon us this year once again. It started with Halloween, and now Thanksgiving is over as well. With less than a week away from Hanukkah and less than a month away from Christmas, we can all start feeling the stress of too much to do in too little time. There is shopping, parties, cooking, and more shopping to do. It can be easy to get
by Yiolanta Sofiali-Brunvert, Ph.D It’s that time of year! Most of us feel warm and fuzzy around the holidays as we are surrounded by Christmas trees and decorations. There are bright lights, Christmas music and movies, and, of course, family – the embodiment of the holidays. However, for some, conjuring up images of a happy family gathered around the Christmas tree or dinner table is not always the case. Instead, they anticipate interactions that lead to
After a few minutes of scrolling down my Facebook page in the massage chair, I reclined back and closed my eyes. With every vibration, I felt the muscles in my back relaxing. And with every exhalation, I feel the stress of the week melt away.  I heard a voice in the background and felt a nudge on my knee. It was my nail salon specialist telling me that the pedicure was complete and that I
Are you feeling anxious? Do you get stressed out easily or frustrated easily? You may feel nervous, all over the place, and unable to relax. You may have tried self-help books, deep breathing and calming yourself down. These are all good tools but they don’t always work. Anxiety is a false alarm in your brain, like a code red that something bad is going to happen but it’s really not. It is a false sense
As Nat King Cole sang, roll out those lazy, hazy, crazy days of summer!! We all love the warmth and relaxed feeling we experience during the summer months.  I mean, what’s not to love…right?  Besides working on our tans, summer is a good time to exercise, eat healthy, light meals and revisit our goals for a satisfying life!   One of the things I like to do in the summer months is catch up on my