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Marriage Counseling for New Couples

How Can Marriage Counseling Help New Couples? The goal of Marriage Counseling or Couples Therapy with new couples is to build a strong and healthy foundation, with effective communication skills, in order to reduce the conflict and discord that leads many couples to need Marriage Counseling in the future. At the beginning of most relationships

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Building Self-Esteem

Self-esteem is the term used to describe a person’s overall self-worth, self-image, personal value, or view of their self. It is not a simple concept and involves a variety of factors and beliefs about yourself. It can be from internal to external traits, including appearance, emotions, talents, beliefs, or actions. Self-esteem is not only determined

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How To Create Motivation

Finding motivation is probably one of the most difficult things to do once it is lost. Generally a loss of motivation is a symptom of a more systemic problem either internally or within an environment and therefore is not a singular problem to address. Also, compounding the problem is that without motivation, addressing a problem

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Parenting and Respect

In clinical practice we often have parents come into session expressing concern over their children disrespecting them and acting out. They often make comments regarding how they were raised to respect their elders and how children should just automatically respect their parents. The problem is, you have to give respect to get respect and children

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National Eating Disorder Awareness Week: 2019

This week marks the beginning of the National Eating Disorder Awareness Week for 2019.  The theme chosen for this year is COME AS YOU ARE. This year’s theme is hoping to send the message to anyone wrestling with an eating disorder, or even just struggling in their relationship with their body and food, that each

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Picking the Right Therapist

Often times we hear that the most difficult part of starting therapy was finding the right therapist, or even knowing how to find the right therapist.  Many times, this is such a personal issue that it can become overwhelming searching to find the right fit. Sometimes it happens just by luck and the first person

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What is Self-Care All About?

Self-care is simply that, the act of caring for yourself. During the times we need it the most, or high stress times in our life, is when we do it the least. These self-care acts do not have to be complicated or long, but can be if that is what you need. When you become

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What is an Eating Disorder?

WHAT IS AN EATING DISORDER?   According to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual, Fifth Edition, the following are a list of symptoms that warrant a clinical diagnosis of an eating disorder.   Anorexia Nervosa: Restriction of energy intake relative to requirements leading to a significantly low body weight in the context of age, sex, developmental

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LESBIAN, GAY, BISEXUAL, AND TRANSGENDER HEALTH

As a clinic, The LodeStone Center endorses and follows the guidelines set forth by the American Psychological Association to expand psychology’s role in advancing health and in decreasing health disparities for the LGBT community.   Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning populations experience unique health disparities. Rather than lumping all of the need of these

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