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Finding the Right Therapist for You

February 21, 2024

Knowing how to find the right couple’s therapist near you can be difficult. Only a small number of therapists who do couple therapy have undergone proper training in the art of couple therapy. As a matter of fact, many therapists who claim to be adept at working with couples are simply applying techniques they learned…

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Drs. Sue Johnson and Jim Furrow discuss attachment and improving relationships, with Pam King

“The Science of Relationships: Healing, Emotion, & Connection with Drs. Sue Johnson & Jim Furrow”

February 19, 2024

“With & For“, a podcast hosted by Dr. Pam King. This is a wonderfully warm and informative program where Sue and Jim discuss the core importance of relationship, and improving relationship. The following topics are covered: • Living in a way this is, “fully alive.” • How to bring together the spectrum of emotional realities…

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Couple coping effectively with OCD, walking outdoors with their son

“Side by Side: Navigating OCD Treatment with EFT Couple Counseling”

February 16, 2024

Last week I did a presentation on what I was very surprised to find is an under-recognized area of OCD treatment: the impact of attachment theory on relationships affected by OCD.  Thrive Wellness co-sponsored an OCD Symposium in Reno that provided the opportunity to discuss OCD from a relational perspective. This article shares (in broad…

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“Harmony in Holiday Traditions”: Crafting Our Unique Traditions

December 20, 2023

As the festive season approaches, couples often find themselves navigating the complexities of blending traditions, managing expectations, and seeking meaningful ways to celebrate together. As an experienced Emotionally Focused Therapist, I learn so much about what works through what clients have shared the profound impact that creating and nurturing unique holiday traditions for couples can…

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De-escalating Arguments in Love, cooling the flames of couple conflict

“Cooling the Flames: De-escalating Arguments in Love”

December 14, 2023

Strategies for Handling Arguments in Relationship Introduction As an experienced, certified Emotionally Focused Therapist (EFT) couple therapist, I’ve spent years helping couples navigate the complex tides of their relationships. I’ve realized that one of the most common challenges couples face is handling relationship conflict, i.e. managing and de-escalating the arguments we all experience. In what…

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Cornelius Sheehan, LCSW discusses attachment and wellness

Attachment and Wellness

November 29, 2023

Podcast Interview: “Cultivating Healthy Bonds: Insights from Attachment Theory and Emotionally Focused Therapy” Feeling connected and important to others is essential for our overall well-being. Simply put, attachment and wellness are inseparable. Therapists use Attachment theory and Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), a primary application of this theory, to provide significant insights into developing healthy connections.…

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EFT and stronger community

The Promise of Emotionally Focused Therapy for Stronger Communities

October 2, 2023

Building stronger communities is crucial, especially now as we face a widespread loneliness epidemic. The path to greater connectedness is clear. Based on attachment theory, EFT recognizes our inherent need for deep social bonds and strong emotional connections, fundamental to robust communities. By focusing on emotional dynamics, EFT helps forge secure, resilient relationships, aiding in…

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Should We Do Relationship Counseling Now?

Should We Do Relationship Counseling Now? Some signs that it might be time.

September 24, 2023

There is a lot of high quality self-help available for distressed relationships. However, some of the difficult issues people in relationship face benefit most by professional help. The question, “should we do relationship counseling now?” comes up and isn’t always easy to answer. In this blog post, I explore seven key indicators that might suggest…

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Should we do Premarital Counseling? engaged couple in reno nv

Should we do Premarital Counseling?

September 16, 2023

Your relationship holds wonderful promise for a lifelong responsive connection. Yet, you find yourselves trapped in frequent, seemingly trivial arguments. This trend can be both worrisome and somewhat frightening, casting a shadow over the bright hope that defines you as a couple. But remember, you are not alone. The right premarital counseling can offer a…

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Counseling Help for Families with Teens

February 21, 2022

Understanding and Communicating with Teens “If you are raising a teen child, you’re likely familiar with something like this: “I need to feel understood…I need you to hear me (BUT DON’T EXPECT ME TO TALK!)” This common challenge in parenting teens highlights the crucial need for effective communication strategies and, in some cases, professional family…

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