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How to Reclaim Your Peace and Enjoy More of your Holiday Season

The holiday season can be one of the busiest times of the year for you, especially if you have kids. With Hanukkah, Christmas Day, and New Year’s Day right around the corner, you are probably rushing around trying to get everything done. Your schedule is probably packed with events & parties, visitors or traveling, decorating& shopping, and an all-around longer than usual to-do list. A lot of the holiday stress is brought about by some…

10 Simple Ways to Beat the Holiday Stress and Enjoy the Season!

The holiday season has started! Don’t let the stress of the holiday season zap out your joy! For some people, like me, this is a happy time to spend with family and friends and eat good food. For others, it is a difficult time because of personal, family or financial problems. Stress and depression can ruin your holidays but you don’t have to let that happen to you. You can find ways to deal with…

8 Reasons Why You Should Choose Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy

EFT stands for Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy. It was developed by Dr. Sue Johnson and Les Greenberg in the 1980’s. It is a structured approach and usually short-term 8-20 sessions. EFT addresses the negative communication patterns in couples which is called a negative dance. This is a dance that all couples have and gets worse over time. EFT helps couples change this dance by understanding what happens in their dance, how to step out of…

Tools to build and maintain healthy relationships

Relationships are daily connections that we have with people that can make us or break us; fulfill us or leave us feeling empty; add substance to our life or drain us.  As a counselor in Boca Raton I serve a diverse population. Although all my clients differ in age, race, and status-most of them desire the same goal. That common goal is healthy relationships. Learning how to build and maintain healthy relationships is one of…

5 Signs That Your Marriage Is In Trouble

All marriages go through ups and downs, especially in long-term marriages. I think it is safe to say that no couple goes through marriage thinking about getting a divorce. Yet, the divorce rate is very high, nearly 60% of married couples end up getting divorced. Yes, that is right! There are warning signs way before a couple gets to that breaking point.  Serious marriage problems don’t happen overnight. They build over time and get worse.…

How Does Marriage Counseling with Me Work?

Have you been wondering about marriage counseling? What is it like? Let me tell you about how the couples that I work with feel when they come to see me for the first session.  They come in feeling distressed and upset. They don’t understand why they keep having the same arguments over and over. They feel misunderstood and unheard by their spouse. The fighting has only gotten worse over time and they don’t know what…

5 Steps to Save Your Marriage After an Affair

As a marriage counselor in Boca Raton, I have worked and helped many couples recover and heal from infidelity. It is possible but it takes a lot of work and more importantly, it takes time. Healing is painful, hard work. You both must be committed to repairing the damage, rebuilding trust and reconnecting.  Research shows that half of all couples will experience infidelity in their relationship. Affairs are one of the leading causes of divorce.…

3 Ways to Include Yourself in Your Child’s Therapy

The Heart Connection Center in Boca Raton, Florida is dedicated to helping you restore and heal yourself and your relationships through healthy connections. Three words: Connect, connect, and connect can increase the quality and effectiveness of your child’s therapeutic process. You can connect with your therapist. You can connect with your child and you can connect your therapist with the systems in your child’s school, their doctors, and their social circle. Here I will discuss…

Easy Tips for Managing Anxiety

Are you constantly filled with worry or dread and spend hours ruminating worse case scenarios? Or you do you feel that you don’t want to keep on living if you have to feel like this all the time? As an anxiety therapist in Boca Raton, I hear this comment all of the time from clients who suffer from anxiety. My anxious clients worry that the anxiety will never go away and will overrule their lives. …

The 8 Best Ever Techniques For Overcoming Your Depression

Are you feeling depressed? Do you feel like you could cry any second and you don’t understand it? Everything feels more challenging when you are dealing with depression. You may not feel like going out with friends, going to work or getting out of bed can be a struggle.  Depression is a very common mental health problem. In the past decade, depression rates have escalated, and roughly one in 5 Americans will suffer from depression…

Tips For An Easier Transition Back To School

The long and fun summer days and nights have come to an end.  It may be difficult for the whole family to transition back to the routine with school and extracurricular activities. Below are some tips that can lead to a smoother school year ahead.  Getting a family calendar organized– It can be useful to get the family together for a family meeting in order to plan the year ahead. You can do so by…