Issues de Jour

Stephanie Brace, MA, LMFT

by rene marquez • January 8, 2019
Stephanie Brace, M.A., LMFT Life throws challenges at all of us – sometimes small ones and sometimes overwhelming ones. It can help to manage challenges with the support of others. Therapy can be such a place. We all have our own unique strengths, although sometimes we are not able to recognize them without help. I… Read More »

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Don’t Get Crushed By Anxiety

by Amy Pierce • December 19, 2018

By Laura Greenstein Have you ever felt hesitant about approaching someone you met eyes with? Or felt nervous talking to someone you’re interested in? Or felt a knot in your stomach while finding the courage to ask someone on a date? Most likely, you’ve experienced at least one—or maybe all—of these feelings, because anxiety and… Read More »


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Your Relationship Bill of Rights

by Amy Pierce • December 19, 2018

By Rebecca Matthes, When we enter into long-term relationships—and certainly marriages—we may keep in our mind a list of the things we’d like to get from (and, one hopes, are willing to give to) a partner. Recent research suggests certain gestures are especially important for fostering satisfaction and are closely associated with couples’ long-term success. Collectively, these… Read More »


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Intimacy Begins Within

by Amy Pierce • December 13, 2018

By: Suzanne Degges-White Ph.D. When we think about intimate relationships, most of us think first of intimacy between partners or friends. Personal intimacy is a state in which two individuals are truly able to let down their outer layers of defense and protection and allow themselves to let the other see him or her as she truly is while… Read More »


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How Easy It Is To Neglect Your Mental Health

by Amy Pierce • December 13, 2018

By Trevor McDonald We all know what taking care of our physical health looks like: eating right, exercising regularly and getting plenty of sleep. But do you know how to take care of your mental health? Neglecting your mental health can be easy, especially since it’s not something we are always taught or reminded to… Read More »


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Emotionally Intelligent Husbands Are Key to a Lasting Marriage

by Amy Pierce • December 13, 2018

By: Kyle Benson What does it mean to accept your partner’s influence? And how do you do it? In the Japanese martial art of Aikido, there’s a central principle called Yield to Win, which is a method of using your opponent’s energy and actions against them to win a fight, rather than strong-arming them into submission.… Read More »


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40 Date Night Questions

by Amy Pierce • December 13, 2018

Forgo the dinner and a movie and go straight to really connecting with your spouse. Love is not self-sustaining but requires constant maintenance. We can often get stuck on surface-y conversations but need to work hard at diving deep in to heart level conversations. Don’t talk about this kids soccer schedules, your crazy boss, or… Read More »


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What Really Happens in a Therapy Session

by Amy Pierce • December 7, 2018

When you take your car to the car mechanic, you know what’s going to happen: Your car will get repaired. When you break a bone and visit your doctor, you know what’s going to happen: Your bone will be set in a splint or cast and eventually heal. But when you make an appointment to… Read More »


Holiday Magic Is Made By Women. And It’s Killing Us.

by See Original Link • November 21, 2018

I have yet to send out my Christmas cards this year, but the various steps necessary to complete this task have been weaving through my mind for months. I booked a session with a photographer at the end of August. I picked out and shopped for outfits for the entire family in October. In November,… Read More »


Getting Older Veterans Proper Care

by See Original Link • November 13, 2018

In an era of ongoing armed conflict, the impact of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is more widely recognized than it was 40 years ago when veterans were knee-deep in the atrocities of the Vietnam War. In fact, PTSD wasn’t even recognized as a mental illness until 1980. While the disorder is more visible today, we usually only… Read More »



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