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Anne Malec Featured on “CNN Money”

May 17, 2018

At Symmetry Counseling, one of our most sought-after services is financial therapy. Many people do not consider the emotional aspects of their money until they are experiencing conflict with their spouse over their budget, or they find that their spending has gotten out of control and they can’t stop it. Money can cause major interpersonal and internal struggles in our lives, and at Symmetry Counseling, we have a full perspective of just how impactful money can be…

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Are You Getting In Your Own Way?

March 3, 2018

Anne Brennan Malec, PsyD, LMFT, Financial Therapist, Owner, Symmetry Counseling As therapists, we frequently work with clients who engage in a lot of negative thinking patterns. Part of providing clients with cognitive behavioral therapy is to help them deconstruct these patterns and begin to look at events more realistically. Listed below are some negative thinking traps that can befall all of us from time to time. Are you guilty of engaging in any of the following negative…

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How to Talk to Your Boyfriend About His Trust Issues

December 5, 2017

In this video series, readers submit their questions for the therapists at Symmetry Counseling. In this blog, the letter writers asks Dr. Malec about the best way to talk to her boyfriend when he gets sulky and mistrustful at her going out with her friends. Watch the video above for Dr. Malec’s response, and read below for a summary of her advice. Dr. Malec says that in a relationship, we all need a balance of connection with…

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How to Reply to A Friend Who Keeps Canceling Plans

November 8, 2017

A reader of our blog wrote in to ask our advice about a friend who keeps making plans with them and then later canceling. Watch the video above for Dr. Malec’s response. Everyone experiences a friend canceling plans on them from time to time, and it never feels good. In the video, Dr. Malec recommends that you take the time to address this issue with your friend. Whether you set up a time to meet up in…

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Relationship Boredom: Should We Break Up?

November 3, 2017

At Symmetry Counseling, we are now accepting reader-submitted questions for our blog! This week, a reader writes in to ask about relationship boredom. If you are feeling bored in your relationship, does that mean you should break up? In the video above, Dr. Anne Malec answers this question. It is typical for us to hear this concern in our practice, so if you are experiencing boredom in your relationship, you aren’t alone. After being with someone for…

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Dr. Malec Featured on “Connect the Dots” Podcast

September 18, 2017

On a recent episode of the tastytrade podcast “Connect the Dots,” Dr. Anne Malec visited the studio to explain financial therapy. As a leading financial therapist, Dr. Malec offers a wealth of information to listeners about what financial therapy can offer them. What is Financial Therapy? As Dr. Malec explains in the podcast, financial therapy is the unpacking of thoughts, behaviors, and emotions that can lead to poor financial choices through the use of a professional therapist. As…

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Dr. Anne Malec invited to join Alumni Advisory Board

April 18, 2013

Congratulations to Symmetry Counseling’s own Managing Partner, Dr. Anne Malec. Dr. Malec has been invited to join the Alumni Advisory Board of The Family Institute of Northwestern University. The Alumni Association strives to foster lifelong relationships between The Family Institute and its alumni. The Association promotes a spirit of loyalty and fraternity among graduates, students, and friends, while encouraging alumni to maintain involvement in activities of The Institute and to support The Institute’s work through financial and…

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