Binge Eating Disorder and Self-Harm

Recent studies have revealed that people with eating disorder engage in self-harm. Self-harm is  defined as non-lethal harm done to the self. It can include minor burns, cutting the skin, or even knowingly engaging in the symptoms of the eating disorder. People with binge eating disorder might engage in self-harm. Self-Harm Can Be A Symptom [...]

By |March 10th, 2016|counseling|0 Comments

Premarital Counseling On The Rise

The increased popularity of premarital counseling is primarily due to fear of failure. Who wants to get involved in an unhappy or doomed-to-fail marriage? First — People recognize the fighting, unhappiness, and divorce their predecessors lived through is preventable by learning about marriage. Second — Because now that a lot of people have tried it, we [...]

By |February 24th, 2016|counseling|0 Comments

5 Tips for Parenting an Emotional Teenager

What Happened To My Sweet Child? Once your child started growing into a teenager, you saw some changes in their attitude and probably the family dynamic between you as parent and daughter/son.  You thought the terrible twos were bad but now these teenage years make those memories of raising your toddler seem like a breeze [...]

By |February 24th, 2016|counseling|0 Comments

So You Found Out Your Partner Cheated on You. Now What?

“You cheated, you lied, you said that you love me,” the song goes, and a lot of people are saying it, too. So you found out your love is untrue. Now what? Maybe you suspected it all along, or for quite some time, or you had no idea whatsoever—but it’s here now. And it stinks. [...]

By |February 24th, 2016|counseling|0 Comments

Anxiety in Kids: How to Turn it Around and Protect Them For Life

Anxiety is a normal response to something dangerous or stressful. It becomes a problem when it shows up at unexpected times and takes a particularly firm hold. When anxiety is in full swing, it feels awful. Awful enough that anticipation of the feeling is enough in itself to cause anxiety. We already know that anxiety [...]

By |February 24th, 2016|counseling|0 Comments

How to Stay Clear of Codependent Relationships

A codependent relationship is where one person has an excessive emotional or psychological dependence on another person. In other words, one person ends up taking too much responsibility for the relationship while the other person takes too little. Detailing Codependent Relationships Codependent relationships are characterized by vague or non-existent boundary lines. Instead of only taking [...]

By |February 24th, 2016|counseling|0 Comments

5 Common Misconceptions About Marriage and Family Therapists

I have noticed over the years that there are many common misconceptions people have about marriage and family therapists.   I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in California, so some of what I am saying may be influenced by my specific experiences.  Here are a few of the things I wish people would understand.  [...]

By |February 18th, 2016|counseling|0 Comments

How to Have a Healthy Argument

Have you ever had an argument with a loved one? Maybe it was with your spouse, your parent, your sibling or a friend? Disagreements happen. You are not always going to agree with your partner and some of the other important people in your life. How the disagreement is dealt with can determine whether your [...]

By |February 17th, 2016|counseling|0 Comments

Making Amends

When a person in a relationship says or does something to damage the bond with their partner, making proper amends is crucial: for a damaged relationship to survive, heal, and grow, the person who’s caused the damage has to be willing to do the hard work of repair. Making amends in a healthy and meaningful [...]

By |February 17th, 2016|counseling|0 Comments

Fresno County judge determined he no longer posed a threat to society

Theodore LeLeaux Jr. was set after a Fresno County judge determined he no longer posed a threat to society. Police discovered the body of Kenneth Carlock, 25, inside his apartment on June 5, 1984.  He had been stabbed 77 times. The then-23-year-old LeLeaux was arrested on suspicion of burglary the day after the attack.  Investigators [...]

By |November 24th, 2014|counseling|0 Comments