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When I work with individuals or couples, one of the common questions that gets asked is “how do I fix the parts of my relationship that feel broken?” It is normal and common to look at our relationship through the lens of what isn’t working and the pain that we are feeling. The hard part… Read more

And so it arrives again! The celebration that people either love to love or love to hate. It doesn’t seem like there are many celebrations that can bring on as many mixed emotions as Valentine’s Day and yet, if you’re in a relationship, there is reason to celebrate it this year. These past 11 months… Read more

Wow, we have arrived. It feels like the holidays came after 723 months of 2020. Does it feel that way on your end too? I hope as we have arrived to the holidays you are able to spend a bit of time catching your breath. Most people have found this year has challenged their relationships… Read more

Let’s talk about sex baby! Oh the wonderful topic of sex in relationships. There are few topics that have such a polarizing impact on a relationship as sex. It is either a part of the highest highs or the lowest lows. Most people remember that amazing feeling when they first meet someone, the chemistry is… Read more

As a therapist, I strongly believe in doing my own work. I know that while I often have a lot of information in my head around best practice, it doesn’t always mean I implement it well in my own life. It is much easier, it seems, to support and encourage healthy behaviors when you yourself… Read more

Vienna Pharoan is a relationship guru, I am certain. If you don’t know of her, look up mindfulmft and you will find some truly brilliant nuggets that will genuinely get you thinking about your relationship to self and your partner. She sent out a newsletter a week or so ago, all about how to be… Read more

I was in session yesterday and my client and I were talking about the role that food plays in her life. As an eating disorder and relationship therapist, the two worlds often overlap and I see how pain in one area can often cause pain in another. She made the point that being single often… Read more

Do you remember when Covid first hit and, when the anxiety didn’t feel too overwhelming, the experience actually felt like an exhale? Time seemed to slow down, we had more space to take care of ourselves and to attend to the things that matter most to us, like our loved ones and some long lost… Read more

I was working a lot this past week with individuals in relationships and many of them were facing the same things. Feeling stuck in the same problem over and over again and finding it really hard to be completely honest with their partner about how they were feeling. It never fails to amaze how me… Read more

I have sat down to write this blog every night for the past 5 nights and keep staring at an empty page. It feels impossible to try to find the words to address something so significant especially as someone with white privilege. But I also acknowledge that saying nothing is a lot worse than saying… Read more