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Unmasking The Traits of a Narcissist: Recognizing the Red Flags

By Lu-Cheree De Jager, LPC / March 11, 2024

In relationships, it’s not uncommon to encounter individuals who exhibit narcissistic traits. While self-love is a healthy aspect of personality, the tendencies of a narcissist can escalate into detrimental behavior within the context of a relationship. In this exploration, we will shed light on the subtle signs and red flags that may indicate the presence […]

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The Four Attachment Styles

By Lu-Cheree De Jager, LPC / June 13, 2023

Attachment styles are patterns of behavior and beliefs that individuals develop in response to the way they were cared for as children. These attachment styles can have a significant impact on our relationships as adults.  It can affect the way we communicate, form emotional bonds, and cope with stress. There are four main attachment styles: […]

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Resentment

By Lu-Cheree De Jager, LPC / June 13, 2023

Resentment is a common and often toxic emotion that can develop in couples over time. It can be triggered by a variety of factors, including unmet expectations, power imbalances, and unresolved conflicts. If left unaddressed, resentment can erode the foundation of a relationship and lead to feelings of disconnection and unhappiness. One of the primary […]

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Effective Communication

By Lu-Cheree De Jager, LPC / June 13, 2023

There have been so many times in my sessions with couple’s where the desire to “communicate better” is the key goal seeking treatment. Communication is such a critical component to understanding your spouse or partner – without it – we simply cannot connect. Great relationships are centered in the foundation of clarity, not mind reading. […]

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When the Panic Attacks

By Lu-Cheree De Jager, LPC / April 25, 2022

Racing thoughts, pounding heartbeat, sweating, chills, trembling through your limbs, feeling weakness or dizziness, numb all symptoms caused by the sensation of a panic attack. Kellie Collins, a licensed professional therapist in Oregon described panic attacks as losing permission over your body’s ability to control its responses to the sense of anxiety.  Panic attacks can […]

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Calming the Storm

By Lu-Cheree De Jager, LPC / March 31, 2022

Have you ever watched a storm chaser show on tv? A storm such as a tornado has something called an “eye” which represents the middle of the storm. The eye is a center point where the wind does not reach, the opposite of its surrounding walls – sometimes a glimpse of sunlight can be seen […]

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