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Redefining Counseling – More than Complaining on a Couch

  by Jonathan Pishner Everyone knows the image. The counselor strokes their chin thoughtfully and says, “So, how does that make you feel?” Almost everyone seems to carry some sort of image about what the counseling process is (or isn't). Anger management counseling where you practice breathing deeply and counting to ten. Couples counseling where [...]

By | November 6th, 2017|Lifestyle|Comments Off on Redefining Counseling – More than Complaining on a Couch

The Life You Want: It’s Too Perfect

By Jonathan Pishner Did you know it's possible to have a self-image that's too perfect? Well, kind of. You actually have TWO self images. You have the self image of you as you currently are. And you have the self-image of you as you wish to be: your Ideal Image. Most people don't know much [...]

By | October 2nd, 2017|Lifestyle|Comments Off on The Life You Want: It’s Too Perfect

Deciding When to End Your Marriage Can Actually Save It

  By Jonathan Pishner This article is for those in a long term relationship that has been toxic for a long time, who just can't get it to work and are desperate for change. Almost all of us have experienced bad relationships and the pain they cause. It seems like you've tried everything, and nothing [...]

By | September 4th, 2017|Couples, Stress|Comments Off on Deciding When to End Your Marriage Can Actually Save It

Can I Help When My Child is Struggling at College?

  By Laura Walls Recently, I have gotten a lot of referrals for young adults who are struggling at college. This can look very different for each student but what almost all of them have in common is failing classes. They may also be isolated and distant or partying hard and moody. Whatever the case, [...]

By | August 17th, 2017|Lifestyle, Parenting|Comments Off on Can I Help When My Child is Struggling at College?

What is Behavioral Addiction?

  By: Jonathan Pishner When I mentioned in passing the other day that I treat video game addiction and porn addiction, the question came up: "Wait, is that a real addiction?" The short answer is yes. The long answer is a little more complicated. Being addicted to a behavior is known as “process addiction” or [...]

By | March 27th, 2017|Addiction, Lifestyle|Comments Off on What is Behavioral Addiction?

Why Do People Stay in Abusive Relationships?

  By Laura Walls When others hear about an abusive relationship, most people, who have never experienced one themselves, are shocked and confused. They often ask, “Why doesn’t the person just leave?” In fact, clients of mine report that is the question they hear most often both during and after the relationship. From the outside, [...]

By | February 19th, 2017|Anger, Couples|Comments Off on Why Do People Stay in Abusive Relationships?

Interrupting Anger – How Tricking Your Body Can Make You Calm

By Jonathan Pishner If you struggle with anger and rage, then you're very familiar with two things. The buildup, when you're starting to feel frustrated and angry. Someone won't shut up, or things just won't go right, and you can feel the pressure building. The blowup, that moment when you finally snap, and you no [...]

By | January 30th, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Interrupting Anger – How Tricking Your Body Can Make You Calm

Teaching Your Child to Appreciate Gifts

By Laura Walls After the holidays, many parents worry about whether their children appreciate all they have gotten from friends and family. Parents want their children to show their appreciation; no one enjoys the embarrassment of a child who throws a gift aside in disgust. So, what can parents do to help their children be [...]

By | December 16th, 2016|Parenting|Comments Off on Teaching Your Child to Appreciate Gifts

The Dreaded Holiday To-Do List and How To Fix It

By Jonathan Pishner The time from Thanksgiving to New Year's can be a great time of year. Lots of food, visiting friends and family, parties, travel, gifts, there are all kinds of things to enjoy during the holiday season. Sadly, many people feel upset and stressed during this season. I'd like to point out the [...]

By | December 12th, 2016|Lifestyle, Stress|Comments Off on The Dreaded Holiday To-Do List and How To Fix It

Helping Children Deal with Death

By: Jonathan Pishner                                                              Helping a child deal with a loss can feel very complicated. Parents sometimes struggle with how to tell their child that a [...]

By | November 7th, 2016|Parenting, Trauma|Comments Off on Helping Children Deal with Death