Assessment of Intimate Partner Violence and Its Mental Health Consequences

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (2010), more than 1 in 3 women in the United States have been victims of intimate partner violence (IPV). This includes physical assault, rape, or stalking. However, even though heterosexual males remain the largest class of offenders, there is finally a growing recognition of the impact [...]

By | 2017-11-08T22:13:00+00:00 April 18th, 2018|Mental Health, Relationships|Comments Off on Assessment of Intimate Partner Violence and Its Mental Health Consequences

Top 10 Tips for Finding Love When You Have Emotional Problems

Dating can bring joy and passion or make you feel lonely and misunderstood. When you add emotional disturbances into the mix, things can get even more complicated—if you let them. But you're hardly alone in your confusion. According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness, in any given year, roughly one in four adults experiences [...]

By | 2017-11-08T22:13:30+00:00 January 3rd, 2018|Healing Solutions, Men's Health, Mental Health, Relationships|Comments Off on Top 10 Tips for Finding Love When You Have Emotional Problems

When a Man is Ready to Commit

As a man, how do you know when you’ll be ready to commit? After working with male clients for 15 years, I have learned a thing or two about men. When it comes to commitment, I have a philosophy that three things must be in place for a man to commit to a relationship - [...]

By | 2017-11-23T09:09:47+00:00 November 22nd, 2017|Relationships|Comments Off on When a Man is Ready to Commit

How Improving Our Communication Can Make Our Relationships Better

Over the course of our lifetimes, we develop hundreds of professional and personal relationships. Paradoxically, it’s often the people we consider closest to us—such as our partners, parents, children, colleagues, or friends—with whom we have the most conflict. For many people, this type of interrelational discord is a major source of stress. Professional help can be [...]

By | 2017-10-27T21:40:04+00:00 February 14th, 2015|Relationships|Comments Off on How Improving Our Communication Can Make Our Relationships Better

What Imagery Best Describes Your Intimate Relationship?

What Imagery Best Describes Your Intimate Relationship? Think about the question for a moment. Would you describe your relationship as an adventurous open air balloon ride drifting freely over a cloud filled sunny sky? Or would a dark room with rusted iron windows bolted shut be an apt description? Exploring Your Ultimate End-Point Establishing successful [...]

By | 2017-10-27T21:40:13+00:00 February 12th, 2015|Relationships|Comments Off on What Imagery Best Describes Your Intimate Relationship?

The Overly Involved Mother/Son Relationship

When a father is physically or emotionally absent, the parents frequently can't form a healthy bond with each other, much less with their children. Frequently, the mother may attempt to bond with the oldest son to satisfy her unmet emotional needs. Subsequently, the son's self-esteem becomes defined by his mother. Fortunately, individual therapy and counseling [...]

By | 2017-10-27T21:41:20+00:00 January 14th, 2015|Assertive Communicaiton, Relationships, Self-Care Strategies, Self-Esteem|Comments Off on The Overly Involved Mother/Son Relationship

Gender Roles and How They Limit Us

Gender Roles and How They Limit Us Gender roles are forces that tend to separate men and women. We hear phrases like, "he is just a boy," or, "girls are fragile." We assign these roles to children who grow up to be adults who have limited tools to understand, let alone deal with, these perceived [...]

By | 2017-10-27T21:41:47+00:00 January 7th, 2015|Assertive Communicaiton, Educational, Men's Issues, Relationships|Comments Off on Gender Roles and How They Limit Us

Five Tips for Making Friends and Impressing Strangers

The holidays are here—and it’s time to socialize. Chances are, you’ll meet many new people within the next year, and brushing up on impressive character traits is important for improvised visits and first impressions. It can take under 100 milliseconds to gage someone’s personality, so impressing a newcomer should be a “before-during-and-after” deal. Before getting [...]

By | 2017-10-27T21:42:05+00:00 December 27th, 2014|Anxiety Disorders, Educational, Relationships, Self-Care Strategies, Self-Esteem, Stress|Comments Off on Five Tips for Making Friends and Impressing Strangers

Struggling with Insecurities and the Judgments of Others?

Often in my life and in my work I come across people who are struggling with a lot of insecurities and seem very concerned about the judgments of others. Sometimes this phenomenon seems to completely dictate a person's life and they are filled with anxiety and guilt about who they are as a person or [...]

By | 2017-10-27T21:44:16+00:00 August 16th, 2013|Assertive Communicaiton, Relationships, Self-Care Strategies, Self-Esteem|Comments Off on Struggling with Insecurities and the Judgments of Others?

Open vs. Closed Relationship Styles

Getting into a new relationship takes a lot of work, courage, trust, and practicing of boundaries. These days many people tend to jump into a new relationship unencumbered by any past traditions from our parents or grandparents such as waiting for marriage to have sex. We can tend to spend a lot of time together, [...]

By | 2017-10-27T21:44:22+00:00 August 1st, 2013|Relationships|Comments Off on Open vs. Closed Relationship Styles

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