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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

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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

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

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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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Coping With Grief & Loss

By: Amanda Wiegert, LMHC, NCC Do you find yourself struggling to cope with a loss and grief in your life? Are you experiencing low motivation, lack of energy, difficulties sleeping, anxiety, or social isolation? When we hear the term “grief and loss” we often think about loss of life, death, and dying. However, we experience grief in many ways throughout

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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

Labor & Delivery Nightmare: Birth Trauma & Postpartum

Shattered Dreams: Labor & Delivery Sarah just found out she is pregnant and is excited but a bit anxious about labor/delivery. As a new mother she is doing everything in her power to prepare for the big day. She researches, makes plans, takes educational birthing classes, etc. Sarah is intentional about her steps and hopeful of having a good birthing