Author Richard Bach writes: “The bond that links your true family is not one of blood, but of respect and joy in each other's life.” A rich and beautiful statement, but for some of us, these words may be painful. Perhaps you see more respect and joy in your circle of friends than you do at home with your own family. You may wonder: will my family’s problems ever resolve? Can these wounds ever … [Read more...] about Working Together: The Benefits of Family Therapy
If actions speak louder than words, then self-destructive behaviors speak volumes. In our blog “What Are The Symptoms Of Depression?”, we discussed some shared experiences: sadness, anxiety, low energy, and loss of interest, to name a few. But how do these symptoms manifest themselves? What kind of behaviors should we watch out for? It’s important to note that these behaviors are maladaptive … [Read more...] about Quelling The Pain: Depression-Related Behaviors
In a committed relationship, there’s little so devastating as one partner’s infidelity. An affair shatters what is most important in relationships: trust. Rebuilding that trust, should couples choose to do so, takes time and work. After infidelity, a marriage counselor can be helpful or even necessary for navigating the maelstrom of strong emotions and reclaiming what’s been lost. Relationships … [Read more...] about Navigating the Aftermath of Unfaithfulness
Coming out as gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender or queer can be one of the scariest events in a person’s life. Real or perceived rejection from family or friends is incredibly painful, and the person may be struggling with complicated feelings. When working through issues of sexual orientation or gender identity, a therapist can be a safe, helpful source of support. Dr. Gene Devers … [Read more...] about 5 Ways Coming Out to a Therapist Can Help
“[The 5 Love Languages] changed my life. It changed my marriage. There's such simplicity in its message, but I feel like it's so powerful.” - Kelly Hurliman, Wardrobe stylist to Oprah Winfrey The 5 Love Languages by Dr. Gary Chapman theorizes, “Unhappiness in a relationship often has a simple root cause: we speak different love languages”. The 5 Love Languages offers a perspective … [Read more...] about What Is Your Love Language?
Northeast Philadelphia depression treatment starts with recognizing the symptoms. Experiencing chronic or unbearable emotions, confusing feelings, or uncontrollable thoughts is uncomfortable and can be unbearable. Considering the wide pallet of emotions, could depression be the source of your uncomfortable emotional reactions? What Are The Symptoms of Depression? Depression often creates … [Read more...] about What Are The Symptoms of Depression?