Tips for Making Important Life Decisions

Posted By: on August 09, 2017
 Making important life decisions takes careful consideration. It’s not always your responsibility alone, either. When there is more than one person involved in the decision-making process, it can be difficult. That’s where couple’s counseling helps.It allows you to work together toward a common goal. With a shared outcome comes relief. There aren’t disagreements or insults threatening the sanctity of your relationship because you’re working on healing as a couple.Instead, you’re abl

Guilt vs Shame: How Understanding the Difference Can Help You Live a Better Life 

Posted By: on July 26, 2017
The human mind is very complex. As licensed therapists and counselors who assist individuals and couples, our role at Heart-Centered Counseling is getting to know what causes our patients’ struggles in life. Helping them understand the difference between guilt and shame is part of the approach to healing. If you struggle with knowing how the two differ, you’ll find the answer to be life affirming.Dr. Brené Brown, author and well-known shame researcher, sums up the difference between guilt a

Grief: Letting People Love You So You Don’t Have to Grieve Alone

Posted By: on July 12, 2017
Grief is often crippling. It sneaks up out of nowhere and paralyzes you. If you’ve had a traumatic experience to deal with such as the loss of a job, an accident or illness, the dissolution of a relationship or the death of a loved one, you may not be coping with the changes as well as you could. You may be shutting people out without even realizing it.Distance Does Not Make the Heart Grow FonderIsolation compounds grief. It makes you feel alone in your sadness when in reality, other people fe

Anger: What to Do and Not to Do with Your Anger

Posted By: on July 06, 2017
There are a lot of things in life that make people angry. Some situations merit the emotion. Others, however, may not. If you sometimes find yourself reacting with anger, perhaps you’d like to work on better coping mechanisms with a therapist or try following some of the suggestions below.Oftentimes, anger is fear-driven. It can occur when a person feels like they’re losing control of a situation. Anger also comes up when a person feels physically or mentally threatened by another person or

How Knowing Your Attachment Style Can Help You

Posted By: on June 14, 2017
Adult attachment styles often develop during childhood and carry on into adulthood. They influence the way to look at and behave in relationships with others. There are four main attachment styles in adults—secure, anxious-preoccupied, dismissive-avoidant, and fearful-avoidant.Adults with secure attachment styles typically have a strong sense of self and desire to be close to others. Their lives are balanced, since they are happy with themselves and their relationships with others. Those who a

How to Have a Happy Marriage Without Losing Yourself

Posted By: on May 31, 2017
Getting married is not a small step. You are entwining your life with another person’s. You’ll live together, combine all of your stuff, and spend a lot of time together as a couple for the rest of your lives. This companionship is a great thing, but it can also be easy to lose yourself when you spend so much time with another person. However, it’s possible to have a happy marriage without losing yourself entirely. In fact, maintaining your sense of self is crucial to a happy marriage. Tha

Heart-Centered Counseling Now Offering Tele-Therapy

Posted By: on May 24, 2017
 If you’ve been with Heart-Centered Counseling for a while, you know we offer a wide variety of services to help you get through anything life may throw at you. Whether it’s divorce, anxiety, depression, or something else, Heart-Centered Counseling is here to help you. In that spirit, we are now offering new services to better care for you.One of those services we now have is tele-therapy. Tele-therapy allows you to speak with a therapist remotely using a video conferencing tool. Just like

Heart-Centered Counseling Now Offering Psychiatric Care

Posted By: on May 17, 2017
Carl’s Counseling is here to help you improve your mental health. We want you to feel as mentally (and physically) healthy as possible. We are here whether you are dealing with a short-term situation or working through some long-term trauma. Therapy is key to getting through a wide variety of situations. However, we also know that some people may need a little more. Because there are multiple reasons to seek therapy, there are many different approaches to getting the best possible care. What w

How to Love and Support a Partner With Anxiety

Posted By: on May 10, 2017
Being in a relationship isn’t always easy. There will be days and times when things aren’t going well for one or both of you, or when you can’t seem to get on the same page no matter how hard you try. However, when your partner suffers from anxiety, it can be even more difficult. You may not always understand what they’re experiencing, and your partner may not always be able to communicate exactly how they’re feeling. However, there are still plenty of ways to love and support a partne

Why Being Kind to Yourself Matters

Posted By: on May 03, 2017
We can be so mean to ourselves. You would never call your friends or family members stupid losers, right? You’d never tell them that they’re fat, lazy, worthless, dumb or any other of mean and degrading names. So why do we often talk to ourselves that way? Many of us are so unkind to ourselves in a way we never would be to another person. However, being kind to ourselves is so important. Here are some of the benefits of being kind to yourself. Stress LessWhen you’re always hypercritical o