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· Trauma Recovery
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As your therapist and coach, I can help you get one step closer to a new you…to days where you feel empowered and on a positive path to personal growth and well-being. While we can’t change difficult situations of the past, we can absolutely work together to resolve challenges in your life.

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30+ years as a therapist and in a stable marriage brings more than just an education. It brings the experience and knowledge you need.


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Using animals provides an intriguing approach to getting more out of our sessions and many clients love making Penny a part of the counseling process.

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Mending the Cracks: How Facing Regret Can Build a Stronger Relationship

Are you haunted by the ‘what-ifs’ and the ‘should-haves’ in your relationship or marriage? The good news is, regrets are not dead ends; they’re just bumps on the road to growth and happiness. In the journey of love, partnerships, and commitment, regret can occasionally cast its shadow over even the most seemingly perfect relationships. Regret in a relationship or marriage often appears in complex or confusing feelings such as guilt, shame, emptiness, or questioning the connection. Missed opportunities, unfulfilled expectations, poor decisions, and even the passage of time are just a few examples. While it’s natural to experience regrets, how we choose to address and learn from them defines the health and longevity of our relationships.   Understanding Regret in Relationships Regret, in its essence, is a feeling of disappointment or sadness caused by a perceived mistake or missed opportunity. In relationships and marriages, it can manifest in different ways.   Past Choices: Decisions made in the heat of the moment or without a clear understanding of their consequences can lead to regret. It might look like not prioritizing quality time, neglecting communication, or making rash judgments. Common complaints such as “I’m just not important anymore.”, ‘You care more about your friends, work, videos, etc. than me.” are early warnings sign of future regret.   Unmet Expectations: Unrealistic expectations can set the stage for disappointment. When what we envision differs significantly from reality, regret can sneak in. Naturally, we each have ideas and expectations of what we want from our partner or spouse. What we need or hope to have by committing to each other. When our sweetheart does not share or meet our expectations, emotions run high, with disappointments and distancing following close behind.    Communication Breakdown: Regret can also arise when communication falters. Not expressing feelings, needs, or…

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Dodge the Love Trap: Pitfalls of Scorekeeping in Relationships Fully Revealed!

Introduction In the intricate web of romantic relationships, emotional support, camaraderie, and love often hold the fort. Yet, despite these elements’ resilient structure, even strong relationships can crumble when toxic behaviors like scorekeeping creep in. Mentally tallying each partner’s good or bad actions can seem innocuous but often leads to emotional erosion. This article offers an in-depth look into this detrimental, often overlooked, relationship dynamic. Setting the Relationship Landscape Every relationship stands on foundational pillars like trust, love, and mutual respect. These elements act like the mortar in a brick wall, holding the structure together. When couples hit a rough patch, how they manage these conflicts can either strengthen or weaken these foundational elements. As innocent as it may seem, scorekeeping is a toxic behavior that acts like acid on mortar, eating away the strength that keeps relationships intact.   Unpacking the Scorekeeping Phenomenon The Nature of Scorekeeping in Relationships The concept of scorekeeping isn’t new; it’s as old as human interaction. In relationships, it manifests as mentally noting every favor, mistake, and perceived imbalance, often with the subconscious expectation that these “points” will provide leverage or validation in future discussions or arguments. The Silent Decay of Relationship Foundations The problem arises when this scorekeeping becomes an undercurrent of the relationship, silently but steadily eroding foundational elements like trust, intimacy, and mutual respect. When each action becomes a point that we notice and mentally record, the genuine emotions that should fuel a relationship get replaced by a strategic game of give-and-take.   Identifying a Lopsided Scoreboard Warning Signs of Unequal Scorekeeping It’s especially hazardous when scorekeeping becomes one-sided—manifesting with one partner becoming emotionally withdrawn, perpetually indebted, or experiencing ongoing guilt for not “measuring up” to the scorekeeper’s tally. The Danger Zone: When the Grievances Eclipse the Gratitude Another alarming signal…

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⏳Don’t Let Time Pass You By – 5 Tips for Creating Lasting Memories with Your Significant Other

Life can get hectic, pulling us in different directions and leaving little time for the things that truly matter. We often prioritize our work, household responsibilities, and social commitments, leaving little time for our loved ones. It’s important to step back and savor the moments with our significant other. Whether married or in a relationship, the time we spend with our better half can be some of our most precious and rewarding moments.     Here are five tips for creating lasting memories with your significant other and making the most of each day.    Be Present in the Moment:  One of our biggest mistakes is being present at the moment. We often think about what’s next on the agenda instead of enjoying the moment. Being present at the moment is essential to savor the moments with your significant other truly. Put away your phone, turn off the TV, and focus on each other. Listen to what they have to say and respond wholeheartedly. Being fully present creates a deeper connection and makes the moment more memorable.   Plan Special Dates: It’s easy to fall into a routine in a relationship, doing the same things and going to the same places. To create lasting memories, planning special dates and experiences is vital. Plan a romantic getaway, try a new restaurant, or take a dance class together. By experiencing something new together, you’ll create lasting memories that you can look back on and cherish.   Laugh and Share Stories: Laughing together is one of the best ways to create lasting memories. Watch a comedy together, tell funny stories from your past, or create inside jokes that only you two understand. Sharing stories and laughter will bring you closer together and create a bond that will last a lifetime.   Capture the Moment: …

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💞Discovering True Intimacy💞 5 Clues to a Deeply Connected Relationship

Connection is the foundation of any healthy and happy relationship It doesn’t matter if you are dating, engaged, or married; the relationship will erode, and you’ll end up disconnected or dissatisfied if you overlook the power of daily connection with each other.  So, how do you ensure you’re connecting with your partner?  Today, let’s discuss the five signs that you are a connected couple.  We will also touch on the five signs you are not on track for a long-term successful couple so you know what to look for. Signs that you are a connected couple   You communicate regularly: Communication is critical to building a solid connection with your partner. If you find yourselves talking openly and honestly with each other daily, discussing your thoughts, emotions, and desires, congrats!  You are a connected couple.  This open communication shows that you trust and value each other’s opinions and feelings. You have common interests: While having your hobbies and interests is essential, having some common ground can help create a deeper connection.  Whether binge-watching a TV show, hiking, or traveling, finding shared experiences can strengthen your bond. You support each other: A connected couple helps and encourages each other unconditionally.  Whether it’s cheering on your partner’s career endeavors, attending their family events, or simply being a sounding board when they need to vent, feeling the support of your partner creates deep trust and intimacy. You prioritize intimacy: Intimacy isn’t just about sex – it’s about feeling emotionally connected with your partner.  It means you’re fully present with each other during moments of vulnerability, regularly cuddling, showing physical affection, and trying to connect sexually.  Prioritizing intimacy keeps the relationship fresh and sparks your ongoing physical attraction. You consistently show gratitude: A connected couple regularly shares their appreciation for each other.  Being grateful…

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