What “Doing The Work” In Therapy Looks Like

You’ve probably heard the phrase “doing the work” by now. If not, let me catch you up to speed. It’s become a pretty common expression when talking about therapy. Let me break it down to what it looks like. But what exactly does “doing the work” in therapy actually look like? Does it mean getting…

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Co-Dependent VS. Inter-Dependent

At first glance these two guys might sound similar but they couldn’t be more different. Here I’ll explain the differences between co-dependent and inter-pendent markers and how they impact us. In a healthy relationship there’s an equal give and take. There’s a mutual dependence on one another. A co-dependent relationship is out of balance. This…

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When you hear the word “trauma” you probably don’t think of your own childhood. Yet many of us are still walking around with unaddressed emotional wounds from our childhood. Why is this? Let’s take a deeper look into what childhood trauma can look like… Trauma from our childhood isn’t just caused by extreme cases of…

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How To Get Out Of Perfectionist Hell

Seeking perfection is the fast track to unhappiness. Being a perfectionist means you set the bar so high for yourself, that it’s basically unattainable. Here’s how to get out of perfectionist hell… You demand so much from yourself (and others) that you’re perpetually disappointed leading you straight to feelings of worthlessness. The search to being…

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5 Facts You Should Know About Shame

Shame is a painful feeling of humiliation caused by the feeling of “wrong” behavior. It’s a dangerous emotion because it tricks our brain to thinking bad about ourselves. Shame can make us feel worthless, inadequate, and extremely disconnected from others. Shame has the reputation for destroying us from the inside out. It’s a silent killer.…

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Are Your Relationship Problems Fixable or Perpetual?

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Here’s how to know if your problems are actually fixable or if they are problems that will always be around… Each relationship has their own set of problems. Whether that problem is actually solvable or perpetual depends on you and your partners relationship. Solvable problems are based on situational conflicts such as deciding who’s going…

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