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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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Real-Life Monsters

By Krista Bassani, LPC Associate / October 27, 2022

October is mostly associated with spooky ghosts, scary skeletons, and excesses of candy the likes of Willy Wonka have never seen. However, October is also domestic violence awareness month, which shines a light on the real-life monsters that exist in all shapes and forms. These monsters are more common than you may think with domestic […]

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Deepening Your Relationship – Part 2

By Natalie Wilie, LPC / December 8, 2020

It is surprising how a couple can go from a loving, respectful, deep connection with their partner to living like two strangers in the same house. Is this what has happened in your relationship? Do you want to have a deeper connection with your partner? If you missed Part 1 of the series, you can […]

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Deepening Your Relationship – Part 1

By Natalie Wilie, LPC / December 1, 2020

If you stop for a moment and take a good look at the relationship you have with your partner, are you connecting on a deep and intimate level? Or do you find that over time, you’ve grown apart?   This happens often in long-term relationships. Marriage, careers, kids, activities, laundry, bills… before you know it you […]

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