Incredible Benefits Of Marriage Counseling

Incredible Benefits Of Marriage Counseling

Are you facing problems in your married life? Don't worry; marriage counseling can help you in this situation. Marriage counseling works to help married couples understand each other, resolve issues, and increase connection in the relationship. Marriage counseling may...

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Why is Gender-Affirming Care Important?

Why is Gender-Affirming Care Important?

Gender-affirming care refers to any type of medical or healthcare treatment that supports a nonbinary or transgender individual throughout their transition. It helps to affirm diversity in individual identities and has been shown to substantially boost the mental...

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EMDR Is Not Just for PTSD

EMDR Is Not Just for PTSD

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing is a treatment solution has been used for decades to help people struggling with symptoms of PTSD. It was first developed as a way to help individuals heal from trauma and to take away some of the fear associated with such...

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4 Benefits of Premarital Counseling

4 Benefits of Premarital Counseling

The months leading up to your wedding can be one of the most exciting times of your life. But, with all the planning that needs to be done, it’s not uncommon to put your relationship on the back burner. It probably doesn’t feel like that. You and your partner are...

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Communication 101

Communication 101

Communication is one of those terms that come up often for me, especially when I get an inquiry from a couple. Usually, “communication” is somewhere in the initial email. But what is communication exactly, and why do so many of us have issues with it? The goal of this...

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Signs That We Should Attend Family Therapy

Signs That We Should Attend Family Therapy

Family therapy can help you identify how one's behaviors impact the family as a whole. It can also help you learn new ways to relate with others, resolve conflicts, and, most importantly, connect. It doesn't end there. Well-structured family therapy can also help you...

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5 Ways To Get Your Intimacy On, Again

5 Ways To Get Your Intimacy On, Again

At the beginning of your relationship, you just can’t seem to get enough of your partner. You want to see them all the time, and they are constantly on your mind. Naturally, romance blossoms, and the level of intimacy is high and effortless. However, as time goes on,...

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Is It Gaslighting… or Toxic Positivity?

Is It Gaslighting… or Toxic Positivity?

Recently I was given the wonderful opportunity to write an article on PsychCentral about Stonewalling and Gaslighting. You can read the original article here. I wanted to use this article to shed light on how what we now see talked about as toxic positivity, and how...

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Why You Do Not Need Couple’s Therapy

Why You Do Not Need Couple’s Therapy

Marriage is a beautiful life-changing event. I’m 100% sure that most people do not enter marriage, suspecting that they will get a divorce. However, according to the CDC, the divorce rate is increasing to about 7 million per year. In our country, we hear about divorce...

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Six Benefits of Marriage Counseling

Six Benefits of Marriage Counseling

Are you facing problems in your married life? Don't worry; marriage counseling can help you in this situation. Marriage counseling is significant as it will help couples understand each other, resolve all the issues, and remove all the barriers in their relationship....

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DATING WITH SELF ESTEEM

DATING WITH SELF ESTEEM

In the immortal words of Jay-z, "Hov’ did that, so hopefully, you won't have to go through that," which is my purpose of writing this post. Let me set the scene: for all intents and purposes, I had a decent upbringing. All in all, I was taught to have standards, and I...

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3 Steps to Self-Compassion

3 Steps to Self-Compassion

“You can be so stupid sometimes.” “Why would he be attracted to YOU?” “You’re just going to screw this up.” These are things you would probably never say to another human being unless you’re a real jerk. But how many of us have that inner critic that says these kinds...

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Facts about pride month

Facts about pride month

Are you celebrating pride month this year? As you know, we all are different from each other in different ways such as physically, mentally, emotionally, and sexually; even our sexual desires are different; few people are homosexual, bisexual which's totally okay. But...

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3 Best Ways To Overcome Self-Doubt

3 Best Ways To Overcome Self-Doubt

They say, "You can't achieve your dreams and the life you really want without believing in yourself." This is not a lie. A person who has no self-doubt will continuously pursue his dreams. On the other hand, a person who has self-doubt will have challenges with living...

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Dos and Donts of Dating

Dos and Donts of Dating

Being a Houston-based marriage and family therapist, I specialize in relationships in both a couple and individual setting. One of my favorite things to do is talk to singles about their dating experiences. Dating is another set of relationships that we have with...

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How To Tell If EFT Is Right For You

How To Tell If EFT Is Right For You

Emotionally focused therapy is a great model because it works for many different populations, including individuals, families, and couples. EFT research says that it is a highly effective model with a 90% success rate. In addition, 75% of couples will move from...

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Five Things that Couples Do Wrong

Five Things that Couples Do Wrong

As a marriage and family therapist, I have seen my fair share of couples. Couples usually seek out therapy when things are beyond what they feel they can handle, and they will seek help from an outside source, such as a therapist or clergy member. Since I have worked...

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Boundaries

Boundaries

Boundaries may seem like a scary subject to some, but honestly, it is one of the tools that we need to have healthier relationships. In the visual sense, a boundary signals a new territory that may not be accessible for most people who want to pass through. In life,...

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Emotionally Focused Therapy 101

Emotionally Focused Therapy 101

After many years of consideration, last year I decided to pull the trigger on my journey to learn emotionally focused therapy or EFT. As marriage and family therapists, we were trained to treat the whole system (family or couple) as the client. This modality stood out...

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Conquering Self-Doubt

Conquering Self-Doubt

Many people suffer from occasional episodes of self-doubt, but at its worst, it can be devastating. When self-doubt takes hold, it can convince you that there is no point in pursuing your dreams and keep you from experiencing the happiness you deserve in life. When...

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How to Boost Your Self-Esteem

How to Boost Your Self-Esteem

What does it mean to have healthy self-esteem? Some people think it means you are okay with how you look. Other people think you must accomplish something big in your life to have good self-esteem. But the reality is, having healthy self-esteem means you like and...

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Is Telehealth the Future of Therapy?

Is Telehealth the Future of Therapy?

Since the COVID-19 pandemic (still can’t believe we are living through a whole ass pandemic), many businesses have had to rely on online methods. In my case as a therapist, it has been over a year since I have seen any clients in person. Telehealth has its risks and...

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BREAKING UP IS HARD TO DO

BREAKING UP IS HARD TO DO

“My best advice for moving on in a relationship is you gotta go all the way through it, you know? If you’re not — if you don’t want to let go yet — keep on calling and getting hung up on him. Keep on following him around and getting embarrassed. When you get tired...

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