Best Couples Therapist Sterling, VA

If you and your partner are facing obstacles in your relationship, you should speak to the best couples therapist Sterling, VA residents trust. While it might seem strange at first to talk to a stranger about your relationship problems, it may actually be beneficial. Here are some of the benefits of seeing a couples therapist.

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The Bully Inside of You

The Bully Inside of You

We talk quite a bit about anxiety in our house. My kids have names for their worry monsters. My daughter chose the name Alfred when she was around 4 years old. My son, more recently, when he was about 4 years old, named his Pooter Fart. As you can imagine it brings a lot of

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3 Things to Quit in 2019

3 Things to Quit in 2019

Did you know there’s a National Quitter’s Day? According to research, the second Friday in January is the day most people are likely to give up on their New Year’s Resolutions. Motivation falters, gym membership drops, and feelings of failure sky rocket. There are probably a million reasons these resolutions don’t stick but I’d like

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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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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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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 Role of Fathers in Raising Children

Years ago, the standard family dynamic was that the mother stayed home and raised the children while the father went to work and earned the paycheck. Fathers were usually not hands-on when it came to taking care of the children, with that responsibility left to the mothers. As more and more women began to join

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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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Moving FAQ: How can I reduce the stress of a move?

When it comes to moving you might notice that there will be days of excitement, days of hard work, and days which seem to throw in a few good challenges. Couple in delays, the summer heat, and forgotten tasks, and you might start to feel overwhelmed. Once all this is done, and you’re sitting in

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Anxiety is Real and So Are Solutions

The rates of mental health related issues are skyrocketing. Never have we known such fragile states of mental health as we do right now. Particularly in children and young adults. It is now estimated that the level of mental stress teenage girls live with is equivalent to what would put a grown woman in a

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