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Living Well with Bipolar Disorder

“No great mind has ever existed without a touch of madness” – Aristotle Isaac Newton, Vincent Van Gogh, Winston Churchill, and Ludwig Van Beethoven. These are a few of many important historical figures whose contributions shaped society the way we know it today. But do you know what else these prolific individuals have in common? Biographical records suggest that their lives were touched by a mental health condition known in the modern day as “bipolar disorder.5”

Three Ways to Boost Your Self-Esteem

February is National Self-Esteem Month, a time to reflect on the importance of cultivating a positive self-image and nurturing self-worth. Self-esteem plays a crucial role in mental health and wellbeing. Individuals with healthy self-esteem are better equipped to navigate the ups and downs of life, assert their needs, and pursue their goals with confidence. In addition to the psychological benefits of self-esteem, evidence suggests there are physical benefits as well.

Trouble Communicating with your Partner? Top Five Tips from a Couples Therapist

Helping individuals and couples communicate better is a cornerstone of good therapy. Better communication sets people up for greater connection and stability in their lives. It’s no surprise then that there is a wide array of therapeutic approaches to guide clients toward better communication. Some of these therapy approaches are “evidence-based,” by which I mean they were developed as part of therapies that have gained substantial research evidence supporting their…

Insomnia: Why Getting Good Sleep Matters and How to Get it Again

We are in a sleep crisis. Did you ever notice how sleep deprivation has become romanticized, normalized, and popularized in movies, television, and books, as characters stay up all night doing important hero stuff or college students “pull all-nighters?” Despite this, our society is in a very real sleep crisis.

Pouring Into an Unfillable Bucket

As we begin this third installment on narcissism, I want to first emphasize that this piece is not meant to tell anyone how to navigate their relationship. The ultimate decisions and choices you make will always remain very personal and yours. The intent of this series is to provide information as we don’t know what we don’t know.  My hope is you will feel encouraged to make choices and decisions about your relationship armed with awareness and intention.

'Tis the Season for Boundaries

The holiday season often boasts promises of togetherness; it is a time for loved ones to gather in celebration of joy, gratitude, and family.

Attachment and Sex

Attachment seems to be all the rage these days. I work with couples who walk in the door and announce their attachment patterns immediately. So let’s start with the basics: what is an attachment pattern and why is it relevant? Attachment patterns begin in infancy and it’s generally accepted that it’s a survival strategy for infants who are completely dependent on their caregivers. As a result, infants adopt a pattern of interaction with their caregivers that is most likely…

The Eight Types of Narcissists

In this second installment about narcissism, we will explore the eight different types of narcissists. This is based on Dr. Ramani Durvasula’s work and book, titled “’Don’t You Know Who I Am?’ How to stay sane in an era of narcissism, entitlement, and incivility,” as well as Dr. Ramani’s videos on YouTube. Her channel is an incredible resource as well as her books.