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Love Bombing

By Kaitlyn DeLeon, LPC / February 28, 2024

February is a time of the year when Cupid’s arrows are flying at a more than usual rate. Cupid isn’t the only one out there throwing arrows. When it comes to love and relationships, narcissistic individuals are also out to play.  They are armed with their own kind of flying arrow. What’s the name of […]

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Friendships

By Kaitlyn DeLeon, LPC / September 19, 2023

When you think of friendship what comes to mind? You might think about the friend you see every day, the friend that’s relationship is defined exclusively by text conversations, or a friend that you are in a different season of life than but still have love and respect for one another. Friendships are unique relationships […]

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Totally Radical

By Krista Bassani, LPC Associate / June 13, 2023

With the holidays approaching, there may be interactions or events that will leave you in a less than positive mood. Perhaps you’re forced to speak with a family member you do not click with or maneuver airport lines and traffic because you are going out of town. These less-than-ideal scenarios may lead to a destructive […]

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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, affecting the way we communicate, form emotional bonds, and cope with stress. There are four main attachment styles: secure, anxious-preoccupied, […]

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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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Supporting A Loved One

By Kaitlyn DeLeon, LPC / May 19, 2021

We’re living in a time, in which mental health struggles are at an all-time high. Mental health disorders and experiences occur throughout all socioeconomic ranges, races, and ages. Even if you yourself aren’t personally experiencing a mental health-related struggle, you more than likely know someone personally who is experiencing mental health challenges. It can be […]

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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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