The Advantages of Therapy from a Small Independent Agency As in many things, from coffee shops to car lots, cosmetics stores to restaurants, we tend to feel a greater sense of comfort and familiarity with smaller, boutique, mom-and-pop businesses. But in today’s world we often
The Importance of Non-Negotiables
Would you ever describe yourself as being bad at dating? Do you ever have difficulties in your romantic relationships and even friendships? If so, one of the reasons why may be that you have not figured out or set up relationship non-negotiables. Non-negotiables are defined as “things that are not open for discussion or modification” and are seen as the most important aspect of an agreement, connection, or situation. In friendships and relationships, it is fairly easy to enter into a close connection without figuring out or seeing if that person meets the standards that you are looking for. Some relationship non-negotiables can look like: no cursing or raising voices during a disagreement, same values in politics or religion, or having no children. When you set up relationship non-negotiables it is much easier for you to see if the connection you have with a person will last long-term or have struggles if you continue on. Creating this list is essential to one’s mental health when seeking out long-term connections with others as relationship non-negotiables are tied to a person’s values. Therapy is a safe space for you to figure out your values and relationship non-negotiables which will contribute to your overall mental health and successful connections with others. Book an appointment today!
Why Do Non-Monogamous People Need Relationship Therapy? Let’s start with some definitions before we get into our discussion. For our purposes, let’s keep it simple for now, since a full examination of the topic would consist of dozens of blogs. Consensual non-monogamy describes those relationships in which
Peer to Peer Support for Queer Women What are Peer Support Services and what is a peer counselor? Peer counseling is an effective way of assisting and supporting people, on a variety of issues, by pairing them with people who have shared those life experiences. Peer
Coming Out as Queer to Ourselves Coming out refers to the process, the path, we follow to telling ourselves the truth about our sexuality and/or gender. For some, it is easy and matter-of-fact. For others, it is deeply troubling and can take an emotional toll.
Why We Need Inclusive Mental Health Inclusive therapy is, simply put, the idea (and practice) that all people, regardless of their gender, abilities, orientation, age, minority status, religion….everyone…should have access to competent, quality mental health care. How a person identifies is an irrelevant consideration when we talk about
Therapy for Restoration Maybe you feel like you have lost your sense of self or purpose? Therapy can help you restore and build a better life. In therapy, you can objectively review life events, thoughts and feelings, and your actions and reactions in numerous situations.
E-THERAPY? “Really, does that work?” I am often asked about electronic therapy. It only seems appropriate that my first blog address electronic therapy, (e – therapy). Here you are totally ready to address some mental health stuff and make those positive changes. You want a competent therapist that will understand