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  • how-to-start-treating-depression

How To Start Treating Depression & Find The Best Therapist To Help You

By: Allison Petro, LMHC If you have ever experienced clinical depression, you know how scary it can be.  I’m not referring to feeling blue for a day or two. I’m talking about true clinical depression. If you're still unsure and want to know how to start treating depression, here are the criteria taken from the American Psychiatric Association: The individual

  • anger-control-expectations

The Link Between Anger, Control, & Expectation

by Mike Martinez, RMHCI First off, I want to let you know that anger is a normal human emotion which can range from slight irritation to strong rage. Keyword here is “normal.” It can become a problem when we don’t express it appropriately (aggressiveness) or don’t express it at all (resentment).  Control & Expectation We want to control things. Who

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What You Can You Learn From Dating Emotionally Unavailable Women

By: Allison Petro, LMHC Dating emotionally unavailable women can be exhausting and may even leave you feeling like a crazy person.  However, don’t beat yourself up too much if you find yourself dating who I have referred to in past articles as an “Ice Queen.”  Much can be gleaned from dating an “Ice Queen.” Here are a few things you

  • A couple working through how to overcome codependency,.

5 Tips to Overcoming Codependency and Having Healthier Relationships

By: Amanda Wiegert, LMHC, NCC Are you noticing that most of your relationships are one-sided or emotionally destructive? Do you find yourself getting involved with the same types of unhealthy relationships over and over again? If you answered yes to the questions above, then you may have characteristics of a codependent relationship. What is codependency, though? “A codependent person is

  • emotionally unavailable men, narcissistic, relationship issues, toxic relationship

How to Spot & Avoid Emotionally Unavailable Men

By: Allison Petro, LMHC How many times have you said after the first date, “I’m in love! I have found the perfect man! He’s good looking, respectful, funny…” and the list goes on.  But after some time, you are crying about the same man. He who never listens, dismisses your feelings, and/or only seems to want you for sex. Welcome

  • A person cowering over letting go of a toxic relationship.

Why Letting Go Of A Toxic Relationship Is So Hard

By: Amanda Wiegert, LMHC, NCC Most of us have experienced a toxic relationship at some point in our lives. Sometimes it is obvious to see that the relationship is toxic. Other times, they sneak up on us and before we even realize it we are already sucked in. Toxic relationships are dangerous for many reasons. The most harmful effects are

  • healing; pain; peace; affair; how to recover from an affair

How To Recover From An Affair & Move On With Your Life

By: Amanda Wiegert, LMHC Often times I hear people say things like, “My wedding day was one of the happiest days of my life.” We don’t marry someone with the expectation that the marriage is going to end in lies, betrayal, and infidelity. Nor do we ever imagine having to google "how to recover from an affair."  However, the harsh

  • emotionally unavailable women; relationship goals; self-help

4 Signs You’re Dating Emotionally Unavailable Women

By: Allison Petro, LMHC Are you dating a girl who feels as “Cold as Ice”? Or maybe you always find yourself thinking that the women you choose to date are cold one minute and hot the next. You are left feeling utterly confused. You might be wondering if you are dating what I call an Ice Queen. Here are 4

Help! My Loved One Is Struggling With Addiction

By: Amanda Wiegert, LMHC, NCC In our world today, almost all of us can say that we know someone who is struggling with or has struggled in the past with an addiction. We see it on the news, on social media, and in our own communities. Recently, we learned that singer/songwriter Demi Lovato relapsed after battling with substance abuse and

3 Scary Signs You’re In A Toxic Relationship 

By Janie Lacy, LMHC If your heart and gut tells you, “This is not how relationships should be” or “This doesn’t feel safe and loving”, you have a sign from your body and higher self that you are not in a loving and healthy relationship. It’s important to trust these warnings from your gut and/or your heart — much more than