MENTORS

I have been so blessed to have amazing mentors in my life. Tonight I got to celebrate with one of them, Dr. Keith Olson, who is retiring from 19 years of service at Bethel Seminary. A night filled with reminiscing…

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TREATMENT PLAN

TREATMENT PLAN OVERALL GOAL: To address attachment concerns, reduce attachment insecurities, and foster the creation of a secure bond (Johnson, Creating Connections, p21) OVERALL TASKS: The creation and maintenance of a consistent positive therapeutic alliance with both partners. The accessing…

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1. Take a breath and know that 16 million Americans struggle with this too- you are not alone! Deep breathing is the first step to stopping the hyperventilating. Be sure to practice deep breathing daily. It can be as simple as…

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PLAY IS THERAPY

I’m so excited about this month of social media. I’ve decided that for me, it’s going to be a month of play. It’s November, Halloween just got us in the mood and there are more holidays lined up for the…

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A GOOD COUPLES THERAPIST

How badly do you want to be a good couples therapist? Being a good couples therapist requires determining what you really believe about people and relationships, and then pouring yourself into the practice of a philosophy and theory. Getting to…

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IT’S TIME TO GO TO THERAPY!

It’s time to go to therapy! I’m predicting that most of us have either considered starting therapy, or we have been on the receiving end of someone telling us to go. It can be so hard to go to therapy….

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The Horse Whisperer Inspires Good Attunement I recently watched the movie “Buck”. It’s about the life of Buck Brannaman who was the inspiration for the novel and movie, “The Horse Whisperer”. This movie tells the story of Buck, who endured…

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When did you last look at your loved one really closely? When was the last time you looked at a situation you were struggling with, and really studied it closely?  We often hear in Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) that slower…

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