Do Children Suffer During a Divorce?

Many parties going through a divorce have minor children, and they often ask their attorney what can be done to protect the children from being caught in the middle of a battle between their parents. The answer is that parents ought to take great care not to have their children suffer as a result of

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Oh, Ben

Oh, Ben

Family Therapy Sterling VA This week’s blog comes in the form of a guest post from my friend Amanda Strand. Amanda is someone I met during my days teaching group fitness classes; she is an energetic, inspiring, and thoughtful person with whom I felt an immediate connection. Today, she’s the creator of BANG Power Dance and

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Pushing Buttons

Pushing Buttons

Couples Therapy Sterling VA If you’ve been in a relationship for any length of time, I’m sure you can think of ways that your partner “pushes your buttons,” or activates emotional reactivity in you. Couples frequently tell me about ways that they touch a nerve, push a button, or poke at a soft spot in their

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FALL in Love All Over Again

FALL in Love All Over Again

Individual Therapy Sterling VA September has officially arrived, and with it come all the great things about fall… the kids are back in school, the leaves are starting to change, and life feels a little more structured and predictable than it did during the summer. For some, this can feel a bit dull; but I’m

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Calming Your Anxious Child

Calming Your Anxious Child

Child Therapy Sterling VA The first day of school for many children is filled with excitement and hope, but for many others, the start of school brings with it anxious thoughts and feelings. For some children this may appear obvious with voiced worries, anxious habits, and loads of tears. For others, anxiety may manifest itself

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Cleaning up the Whine

Cleaning up the Whine

Family Therapy Sterling VA “I’m so bored!”, “Ew, what is that? I don’t like broccoli!”, “That’s not fair!” Ah, the sounds of summer break have begun in my house. Can you relate? A negative attitude can place a strain on any relationship. As a parent you may wonder if your generally sweet, thoughtful children have

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Want a Better Relationship? Make Time for More Sex

Want a Better Relationship? Make Time for More Sex

A recent series of studies conducted in the US and Switzerland has lead to an important but not surprising conclusion: couples who have sex more often report feeling closer, being happier, and feeling more affection for each other. Further, researchers were able to demonstrate that affectionate touch — touch that is loving and often sexual

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