Hypnosis is an effective tool that can help get rid of unwanted thinking, sensations and behaviors. This therapeutic approach produces a state of mind that has a similar neurophysiological profile as meditation. Thanks to EEG scans, we can see that both of these activities show similar effects on brain activity.Read More
Do you feel like you spend way too much time criticizing and analyzing yourself? As in, "what's wrong with me? I know what I should be doing, but something is in the way." Or, "I wish I could stop thinking like this, I know better," or "If only I could stop feeling this way." If only you could figure it out, right?Read More
When anxiety prevents you from doing what is important to you, you know it needs to go. If you continue to let it interfere, you let opportune moments pass you by, your energy drains and you end up with regrets and beating yourself upRead More
The words you use determine the quality of your day. They can dampen your energy, keep you on edge or fuel motivation and joy. They make or break relationships, poison or enrich attitudes, establish how you behave. Once you accept how powerful words are, you can make a huge difference in your life and in the lives of those who interact with you each day.Read More
You've got this vague, nagging sense of emptiness that you’re determined to get to the bottom of. You've read self-help books, did exercises, learned a lot - yet, you still feel on the outside looking in.Read More
You've been considering therapy for a while, but haven't done anything about it.
You're not alone, in fact a lot of people wait 6 years after they know there is a problem to reach out and get help! But, there are so many ways therapy can help you feel more satisfied with your life. Here are 10 ways therapy can help:Read More
How Do You Know Who's the Best Couples Counselor For Your Needs?
Here in Coral Springs, Florida we have lots of families. Coral Springs has been the destination for couples with children for decades. With its strict building codes, many schools, shopping centers and sports leagues, its family friendly atmosphere gives the impression that all is well here. However, we all know that behind some of those closed doors, couples are struggling to put it all together. Despite the external trappings, some partners are lonely and in pain, and long to be better connected to their significant other. There is a lot to be gained by getting outside help. It’s important though to get support that will best benefit your relationship. If you're looking for marital therapy, I'd like to help you figure that out.
Just search Couples Counselor Coral Springs, and you will see hundreds of couples counselors/couples therapists. You'll see lots of smiling faces and nice people. But, who will be the best suited for your needs? Here are some tips I would give friends or family members who are considering getting help in their relationship.
Know that there are as many different types of couples counselors as there are couples counselors. Some have taken more advanced, specialized training while others have not. Some will focus on teaching skills, such as problem-solving and communication skills. Others focus a lot providing you education. These may be effective for smaller issues, but for more entrenched problems, you want an experiential approach; one where lasting change actually occurs in session.
I recommend looking for a therapist who has had specialized training in Emotionally Focused Therapy. To be effective and long lasting, therapy has to get to the root of couple's problems; skills and lessons are inadequate when the real stuff starts to come up. You want a therapist who can help you bring up the real stuff and be with you as you maneuver through those tough moments. Emotionally Focused Therapy is experiential therapy, change is happening in the moment and in the therapist's office. You're best served if the therapist is willing and confident about getting into those uncomfortable moments with you. The therapist should have a calm, supportive presence so that you feel comfortable, safe and respected. You want the therapist to be bias toward helping the relationship rather than finding fault in one of the partners or helping someone leave the relationship.
Lastly, I'd say trust your instincts. The most effective therapy won't give just quick fixes and how-tos. Each relationship is unique, and you want someone who works toward really getting to know yours. Its more about depth than speed. because ironically slower is faster in this kind of work. If you've tried a handful of sessions and it feels in your gut like its not really working for you, ask for a referral.
I hope this helps you find the right therapist. If you are still feeling stuck, or would like to work with me, I can be reached at (954) 951-8295 or fill out my "Let's Connect" form on the right side of this page. I look forward to hearing from you!
You don't want to “just settle.” You want to build up the closeness again. You want to avoid those ugly, raw intense moments when you go off the rails - the train wrecks that all the skill in the world can't stop. You want a reset button.Read More
You can't really get your needs met until you gain an understanding of your emotions. Forget feeling connected to others, or even to yourself. You see, emotions are what propel us to do the things we do, but few of us are tuned in to our emotions and what they are telling us.Read More
Words are surprisingly powerful. I don't believe the old saying about stick and stones; words can hurt too. I just caught myself saying "I should have gone to yoga this morning." Up until I caught myself, I was giving myself a guilt trip for being lazy and skipping class. Which didn't help things, it just made me feel more like a lazy bum and that made me more tired and crabby.Read More
When someone first called me a perfectionist, I didn't believe it at all. Why? Being far from perfect, I could always find someone better than me, faster than me, smarter than me.I wasn't always that way. I can remember much more carefree days. Until I began to feel that I wasn't good enough. I started to work hard at being what I thought I was supposed to be.Read More
Studies of Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) show that 90% of couples move from all out distress mode into "significant improvement" and 70-75% into"full recovery." The work is not easy, but it is so fulfilling to see couples who had lost hope that they could ever have a truly loving, supportive and meaningful relationship succeed in doing just that.Read More
Slowly, over time, you'll notice that your aging parents are no longer strong and vibrant. They may try to hide this or even deny it to themselves, but you see it. When the telltale signs of physical or mental decline in parents appear, you know that sooner or later you've got to step in. Its time to talk about their options.Read More
Middle age is a time when many women question whether or not to stay in their long-term relationships. Often they've coasted through the years convincing themselves to stay even though they are unhappy. They've tried to make it work and feel like they don't get anywhere. Maybe they've stayed because of everything else on their plates, or they just don't want to be quitters.Read More