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Kinder Resolutions – Don’t Be So Hard on Yourself

Kinder Resolutions – Don’t Be So Hard on Yourself

It’s hard to believe that 2018 is winding down as 2019 quickly approaches. Personally, this year feels like it flew by, and it was far from being uneventful. This year presented challenges and changes that pushed my boundaries and taught me great life lessons. I looked back on my 2018 New Year’s resolutions and realized

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Journaling into the New Year

Journaling into the New Year

“Journaling is like whispering to one’s self and listening at the same time.” Mina Murray, Dracula As we head into the New Year in a few short weeks, many of us are starting to think about our New Year’s Resolutions. One of the practices that I often recommend to clients is journaling. It’s a practice

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Brace Yourself – The Holidays are Here!

Brace Yourself – The Holidays are Here!

With the Thanksgiving holiday coming up, I have noticed an increase in clients dealing with issues involving their extended family members. The pressure of entertaining and providing for the entire family may seem insurmountable when it comes time to actually enjoy time together. When clients tell me that they are feeling overwhelmed or stressed by

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Are your expectations limiting your happiness?

Are your expectations limiting your happiness?

I had an interesting conversation with a client recently that started me thinking about our expectations and the impact they have on our satisfaction in our relationships. We all have these expectations but I have seen that we are often not even aware of them. These expectations are built from a lifetime of experiences and

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How to Recognize the Signs of Human Sex Trafficking

How to Recognize the Signs of Human Sex Trafficking

Human sex trafficking has been growing in awareness lately thanks to the efforts of many hard working people who are trying to educate the public on an issue that severely impacts families without discrimination. The scary part about human sex trafficking that usually grasps the general public’s attention is that it is unexpectedly common and

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My Favorite Resources for Anxious Children

My Favorite Resources for Anxious Children

With the start of school, I’ve noticed an increase in parents looking for support in parenting their anxious children and bringing their children in to see me for counseling. There are stressors throughout the year but the transition of back to school can be one that elevates the anxiety level beyond the capacity of their coping skills. Parents may

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Personalize Work-Life Balance

Personalize Work-Life Balance

Individual Therapy Sterling VA “Work” doesn’t necessarily mean having job – it can be anything in your life that feels like work. Sometimes taking care of family members or friends feels like work. Sometimes taking care of yourself feels like work. Then there is the rest of your life (e.g., hobbies – who has time

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“If You Really Loved Me…”

“If You Really Loved Me…”

When a new couple enters my office to start therapy, one of the things I always make sure to discuss in their first session is what their goals are — I want to know what each person is hoping to get out of therapy, and I want to hear how similar or dissimilar their goals

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Three Simple Tools for Anxiety

Three Simple Tools for Anxiety

Individual Therapy Sterling, VA Anxiety is one of the most common concerns that our clients bring to our sessions. Anxiety can be a phobia of a specific thing, like spiders or closed spaces, but more often than not it is a general sense of uncertainty in the world. It is this general anxiety that is constantly

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The Nurturing Father

The Nurturing Father

Family Therapy Sterling, VA In my work as a therapist, I have had the privilege to work with and know many fathers who are engaged in their children’s lives and in nurturing them to become emotionally healthy individuals. In a culture that often portrays dads as either insensitive, bumbling fools or angry, vigilante protectors, it can

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