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Couples & Infidelity

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This entry is part 1 of 5 in the series After An Affair

The single most destructive threat to a committed relationship is when one of the partners engages in a sexual relationship with another person. This is not an uncommon event. Conservative estimates suggest that about a quarter of women, and a third of men, have violated their marital commitment to their partners. About 65 percent of marriages struck by infidelity end …

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Anxiety or Worry – Part 4

Anxiety, Anxiety Therapy

Panic Attacks One of the most debilitating manifestations of anxiety is the panic attack. These dramatic episodes of anxiety seem to come out of the blue and happen even when there is no real danger. They are usually intense for a few minutes and then subside. The sufferer may experience chest pains, the feeling of smothering, dizziness, heart pounding, depersonalization, …

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Anxiety or Worry – Part 3

Depression Therapy & Anxiety Therapy

Those who deal with anxiety in a positive way usually have: • a sense of self-determination • a feeling of involvement in life’s experiences, and • an ability to change negative into positive thinking. Self-determination refers to a personal ability to control or adapt to the events of everyday living. A great deal of anxiety is perpetuated by how we …

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Worry or Anxiety – Part 2

Counseling Anxiety

Many treatable conditions are associated with worry. For some people, worry is simply a habit or an entrenched way of dealing with life’s conflicts. But for others it is a symptom of an underlying condition which may be amenable to psychotherapeutic and/or medication intervention, such as : Generalized Anxiety Disorder occurs when a person has endured, for at least six …

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Worry or Anxiety – Part 1

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It’s a good thing that almost all of us worry. Think of worry as a built-in alarm device. When it is used wisely, it alerts us to danger and prompts us to navigate our way through a maze of solutions to life’s various problems. We need to think through our options when we are faced with problems, weighing the benefits …

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Couples Therapy

San Diego marriage counseling and couples Therapy

Signs that your marriage may need help – Are constantly fighting without aiming to find resolutions? – Are you feeling disconnected, shut down or lonely? – Are you totally passive about your sex life? – Are you frequently feeling insecure, clingy or jealous of your partner? – Are you unable to move from past wounds from previous relationships? – Are …

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Depression & Therapy

San Diego Depression Counseling for Children

Recent research shows that depression is far more of a social problem than a biological condition. The rapid rise of depression sufferers can be explained by the family, and the social environment. Unfortunately it doesn’t just affect one member of the family and then stay contained within him or her. Depression affects others through relationships. It wreaks havoc and destruction …

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Improving Your Relationship – Part 6

Successful Marriage, San Diego Couples Therapy

Ask Your Partner to Help You Solve Your Problem Rather than blaming your partner and creating an air of defensiveness, try reframing the problem. Make it clear that you are the one having the difficulty, and ask for your partner’s help in solving your problem. For example, instead of blaming your partner for spending too much money, it might be …

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Improving Your Relationship – Part 5

Couples Couseling

COUPLES & CONFLICT RESOLUTION Relax Your Definitions of the Power Struggle When we are involved in a relationship conflict we often resort to all-or-nothing thinking, and it is difficult to think outside of this box – “I am right and my partner is wrong.” The more you insist on your point of view, the more your partner defends his or …

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Improving Your Relationship – Part 4

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Do the Exact Opposite of What You Have Been Doing Each partner in a relationship plays a role. It is important to identify the role that each of you plays and then try to make a change. One way of accomplishing this is to identify your role and then do the exact opposite. This takes courage, because of fear that …

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