Open post
How to use couples therapy for anxiety

Treating Anxiety With Couples Therapy

Should you consider couples therapy to treat a diagnosis of an anxiety disorder? Most people think that treatment for anxiety should happen between the affected person and the professional. After all, we are so used to the one-on-one treatment model between professional and patient.  But this does not have to be the only way. If […]

Continue readingMore Tag
Open post
ansiedade homem e mulher

Ansiedade na mulher e no homem: quem é mais afetado?

Quem é mais suscetível a sofrer de ansiedade: o homem ou a mulher? Existe diferença? De acordo com o relatório de saúde sobre transtornos de ansiedade e estresse da Harvard Medical School, existe diferença sim. Mulheres são pelo menos duas vezes mais suscetíveis a padecer de transtorno de ansiedade do que os homens, na mesma […]

Continue readingMore Tag
Open post
The Story of Us

The Story of Us: What I look for in Couples Therapy

One of the goals I have in couples therapy is to be able to catch a couple’s “story of us”. Couples start therapy by talking about what brings them in.  A lot of problem-talk follows, which is essential for the therapist to understand the disconnect.  One side talks a lot about their perspective and the […]

Continue readingMore Tag
Open post

How worry is different from an anxiety disorder

Worry is normal.  Anxiety is normal too as it protects you against danger.  The problem is when we activate our normal stress responses to every day life. How do you know it’s time to seek outside help for a generalized anxiety disorder? Some examples: Everyday worry: paying bills or getting employed Anxiety disorder: your finances […]

Continue readingMore Tag
Open post

3 Most Common Types of Depression

You probably have already read so much about this crippling and pervasive disease.  It is widely common and according to the WHO, it devastates the lives of 300 million people of all ages. People normally refer to depression as being an all inclusive diagnosis.  But here are the 3 types of states that is most […]

Continue readingMore Tag
Open post

Your spouse just told you they want a divorce?

So your spouse just dropped the bomb on you after so many years of being together. You got hit with unexpected news and are so shocked, you are lost on where to go next. What should you do?  What about the kids, the house, the health insurance? So many thoughts start racing in your head. […]

Continue readingMore Tag
Open post

Brief Therapy is not rush therapy

Have you heard of people who are in therapy for years? decades?  Does that remind you of a person laying on a couch and not making eye contact with the therapist? Length of treatment does not say anything about the client or the therapist. It only says about the therapeutic model.  Let’s review some aspects of […]

Continue readingMore Tag
Open post

6 things to know if your relationship is healthy

A lot of us know when things are going in the wrong direction. But how about when they are going in the right direction? How do you know if the relationship is healthy? Is it because we get lovey-dovey and have a lot of sex?  Not entirely. According to the Gottman method, researchers have learned what […]

Continue readingMore Tag
Scroll to top