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You Are Not a Failure as a Parent if Your Child is in Therapy

You Are Not a Failure as a Parent if Your Child is in Therapy

Written by: Colleen Lennon, LCSW

When I first started out as a therapist, a good part of the work I did was with children and adolescents, which I still continue to do today. Providing therapy to children and adolescents comes with its own set of struggles and barriers, in comparison to working with adults, but one common issue I frequently saw was the belief by parents that if their child or children were in therapy it meant they were failures as parents or bad parents.

Dating Authentically

Dating Authentically

Written by: Rebecca Hirsch, AMFT
Symmetry Counseling

Dating has become more accessible than ever. The majority of single people have many options when it comes to dating due to the increasing popularity of dating websites and apps as well as people in large cities waiting longer to settle down and get married.

Budgeting Can Increase Happiness

Budgeting Can Increase Happiness

Written by: Colleen Lennon, LCSW

“You want me to budget for “fun” money? But I am supposed to be paying off all of my debt, how is that going to help me reach my goal?” In my work as a Financial Therapist, that is typically the response I receive from clients when I tell them they need to add in spending for “fun,” spending for themselves, or spending for things they enjoy or want to do/buy.

When Friends Disappoint You

When Friends Disappoint You

Written By: Rebecca Hirsch, AMFT

Having close friendships is one of the healthiest and most important parts of living a meaningful and fulfilling life. When we have close people who we can rely on for emotional support or can call after we have had a rough day, it makes everything feel more manageable.

How to Avoid Burnout

How to Avoid Burnout

Most of us are busy people. We juggle full time and demanding jobs, taking care of our homes and families, trying to spend time partners and loved ones, all while trying to get at least 8 hours a sleep a night and squeeze in some exercise somewhere in the bustle.

How to Get Through Valentine’s Day

How to Get Through Valentine’s Day

Written By: Rebecca Hirsch, AMFT

Valentine’s Day can be one of the most anxiety-provoking holidays of the year because couples and singles put too much pressure on themselves to do something extra special and fulfilling, and one day or event often cannot live up to those expectations.

A Case for Scheduling Difficult Conversations

A Case for Scheduling Difficult Conversations

Written by: Rebecca Hirsch, AMFT

At some point, in any close and intimate relationship, whether it be a partner, a parent, a sibling, or a friend, difficulties and issues arise, and uncomfortable conversations must be had. People disagree, people have different beliefs and values, and people make mistakes.

How to Be a Better Online Dater

How to Be a Better Online Dater

Written by: Rebecca Hirsch, AMFT

Studies show that more couples are meeting through online and mobile dating sites and apps than any other way combined. This tells us that most people who are seeking a new relationship are currently using or have used online or mobile dating sites and apps; however, these dates do not always transpire into a relationship.

Blue Monday, January 16, 2017

Blue Monday, January 16, 2017

Written by: Colleen Lennon, LCSW

Have you heard of Blue Monday? Apparently is it the saddest or most depressing day of the year and usually falls on the third Monday of the new year, which in 2017 is Monday, January 16th. Per Wikipedia, “The concept was first publicized as part of a 2005 press release from holiday company Sky Travel, which claimed to have calculated the date using an equation.