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What is Emotional Abuse?

Emotional abuse is a way to control another person by using emotions to criticize, embarrass, shame, blame, or otherwise manipulate another person. In general, a relationship is emotionally abusive when there is a consistent pattern of abusive words and bullying behaviors that wear down a person's self-esteem and undermine their mental health. -National Network to End Domestic Violence  What is...[ read more ]

Help, My Partner Doesn’t Pay Attention to Me!

This is one of the most common things I hear from couples counseling and marriage counseling. In fact, it is so common that I would venture to say that almost everyone in a relationship has felt it from time to time. But, that doesn’t make it hurt any less.   The more often you feel ignored by your partner, the...[ read more ]

3 Marriage Counseling Myths Busted by Marriage Counselor in Colorado Springs, CO

  The first few times the idea of starting marriage counseling enters your mind, you talk yourself out of it. You likely told yourself you don’t need it. You may have abandoned the idea out of fear you’ll receive blame for everything. Or, you didn’t follow through since sitting in a stuffy room talking about relationship issues seemed like another...[ read more ]

Trauma therapy for PTSD: What to expect.

You've been thinking about reaching out to a therapist for a while now.  You know your past trauma is still affecting you. It's holding you back.  You may have trouble sleeping, and it's impacting your relationships.  Or, you may be fighting for months on end but then some little trigger brings everything to the surface. The problem is that you...[ read more ]

Yep. It’s Time to Start Anxiety Treatment in Colorado Springs, CO

Anxiety is a very common experience. We hear this all the time. Many people experience anxiety. It often comes after big life changes. But, most people can figure out how to deal with it. And, well, there is some truth to that. Lots of people do experience symptoms of anxiety at some point in their life. Of course, we all...[ read more ]

Why Summer is the Perfect Time to Start Therapy in Colorado Springs, CO

  The weather is perfect. It’s sunny more days than not. The temperature is warm, but not too hot. Nature looks different. And, it sounds different. Most people around you seem to be in a lighter mood. Both strangers and friends alike. It feels like the world around you is more lively than it is during the colder times. Plus,...[ read more ]

Common Expressions and Experiences of Grief: Denial

When we think of denial, we think about choosing to not believe something that it true. Denial is seen as purposeful ignoring of reality. Although some people do choose to ignore facts and reality, it is more common that we deny something without realizing that we are doing it. This is particularly true when it comes to grieving. Denial in...[ read more ]

The best way to provide support to your partner that has experienced emotional neglect

The thing about humans is that we all come with a history.  A history full of experiences, lessons, gained wisdom, scars, and perspectives. With that in mind, we all have different experiences with our previous relationship- both intimate and not intimate in nature. Some of us have had great experiences in our relationships. We can look back on our experiences...[ read more ]

3 things to consider when you’re looking for a therapist in Colorado Springs, CO

Two people sitting on a couch meant to representing someone in Colorado coming into our counseling office for mental health therapy.

Whenever you're shopping for a car, it's good to do some research. There are, after all, a lot of different types of cars out there! And while the trusty Ford truck is perfect for some people, an energy efficient hybrid is better for others. Therefore, it's helpful to know what you want, what you don't want, and what you can...[ read more ]

Types of Loss that Lead to Grief

Although grief is always caused by loss, loss does not always lead to grief. For example, we would most likely not grieve the loss of our car keys or the death of a movie star that we never heard of. As last week's blog post mentioned, we grieve the loss of the people and things that we truly loved and...[ read more ]

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