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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

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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

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

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5 Signs You Have An Unhealthy Relationship With Food

By: Amanda Wiegert , LMHC An unhealthy relationship with food can impact many areas of your life including mood, productivity, self-esteem, and relationships. You may have an idea that your views of food are somewhat skewed. But ,you may not realize how truly unhealthy your relationship with food has become. Here are 5 ways recognize if you have an unhealthy

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What To Do If You Suffered Parentification (AKA Mothering Your Mother)

By: Colleen Andre, LMHC At this point of your life it has finally dawned on you that you did not have a childhood. Instead, you suffered parentification (a process of a role reversal where a child plays the parent to themselves or to their parent.) Having fun and feeling carefree as a kid was not an option for you. The question

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How To Overcome Codependency

By Amanda Wiegert, LMHC, NCC Are you often unable to stop talking, thinking, and worrying about other people and their problems? Do you find yourself rescuing and taking care of other people but neglecting to take care of yourself? Melody Beattie, a well-known author in the area of relationships, once wrote “A codependent person is one who has let another

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How To Treat Your Girlfriend So She Respects You More

By: Allison Petro, LMHC  In our culture today, we are surrounded by mixed messages about respect in relationships.  Simply listen closely to the lyrics of songs on your playlist; take notice of what you see on the big screen; and keenly observe what you read and see on social media.  It makes sense that so many people in our society

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The Importance of Practicing Emotional Hygiene

By: Allison Petro, LMHC Why is it that we value our physical well-being over our psychological health? Think about it. We are taught at an early age to brush our teeth daily, visit our medical doctor annually, exercise regularly, always wear sunscreen, eat our fruits and vegetables every day and the list goes on and on. How were you taught

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6 Ways to Treat Depression Holistically

By: Allison Petro, LMHC Depression is an epidemic here in the United States, and it affects more than 16.1 million adults in a given year according to the Anxiety & Depression Association of America.  Chances are that you or someone you know has suffered from clinical depression. Clinical depression is more than just feeling down for a few days.  It