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Couple in a codependent relationship
Are You in a Codependent Relationship?

Codependency can occur in any type of relationship, including romantic partnerships, friendships, and with family members.

These relationships are one-sided, dysfunctional, and unhealthy. Mental Health America describes codependency as, “a learned... Read More

toxic relationship
Leaving a Toxic Relationship (Without Guilt or Shame)  

Toxic relationships are as diverse as the people in them, but the pain they cause is universal. A toxic relationship could involve name calling, emotional abuse,... Read More

friend needs therapy
Tips for Encouraging a Friend or Loved One to Address Their Mental Health  

If you have a friend, sibling, loved one, partner, or another cherished person in your life who is struggling with their mental health, knowing... Read More

unplugging from social media
How to Unplug From Social Media to Improve Your Relationship  

Thanks to the internet, we’re more connected than ever before. Sometimes, it can even feel like we spend more time interacting with screens than with other... Read More

how to handle negative emotions
Learn How to Acknowledge and Manage Your Emotions for a Healthier Relationship  

All emotions, even the negative and not-so-pleasant ones, contain information that can help you grow and become closer to your partner. But,... Read More

memory loss from trauma
How Traumatic Events from Your Past Can Impact Memory and Brain Function  

If you have a history of trauma and feel like your memory is spotty, the two may share a strong connection. Goodtherapy author Fabiana Franco, PhD... Read More

Reshape your negative thoughts
How to Reshape Your Thoughts to Recover From Crises and Setbacks 

 

Navigating life’s challenges and crises can be a painful struggle. In the moment, it’s hard to see how tough times can ever lead to growth and... Read More

Embrace today
Why Being Present and Mindful is a Habit You Need in Your Life

I’ve always loved this quote from the Beatles’ lead guitarist, George Harrison, “It’s being here now that’s important. There’s no past and there’s no future. Time is a very misleading thing. All there is ever, is the now. We... Read More

Surprising Things I Learned in Therapy

 

Beginning therapy can take courage, but having a meaningful relationship with your therapist is empowering. Here are five things that surprised me about going to therapy.... Read More

Struggling with postpartum depression
How Counseling Can Help You Cope with Postpartum Depression

 

Motherhood brings joy, love, challenges and complexity into a woman's life. The first few weeks after childbirth can be an especially difficult time,... Read More