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My Teenager seems Depressed

During the teenage years, teenagers go through a lot of changes, both physical and emotional.  When you see your teenager’s behavior changing, it’s easy to become worried that they seem depressed.  Worse still, you might be worried your teenage seems depressed enough to hurt themselves. Is My Teenager Depressed? Some of the common behavior changes […]

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Counseling for Anxiety Using SFBT

Counseling for Anxiety is one of the main things that therapists provide. So the good news is that if you have anxiety, you’re in good company. There are many different strategies that help with anxiety. Below, I will discuss one of the strategies. Anxiety as a Mental Construct Anxiety often comes about because of our […]

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New Healthy Habits and Keep Them

We all have tried to start new healthy habits such as exercising more and many of us have trouble sticking to it. We start off well and then run out of steam. Here is one strategy for making it stick. First start out small. Don’t plan on suddenly working out for an hour a day, […]

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Work more to Reduce Depression

This article provides a tip to reduce depression when depression is caused by a lack of motivation or life direction. One Cause of Depression Many of my younger clients become depressed because they don’t know what they want to do with their lives. They talk about nothing motivating them and so they often just “hang […]

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Get Better Teenage Behavior

We all want to work with our teens to get better teenage behavior out of them. Last weekend I was reminded of something while watching my son’s soccer game. The coach is a good coach and loves soccer. However, during games he tends to get excited and starts shouting directions at the kids. “Move back! […]

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Communication In Marriage: Remind Them to do What They Promised

Communication in marriage is a keystone necessity. Good communication with your spouse is an essential tool for staying connected and resolving problems so they don’t take over your marriage. I was meeting with a couple today for marriage counseling and they told me a story that I thought had an amazingly good strategy. They gave […]

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Manage Your Marriage Like an Effective Business

One way to keep your marriage running smoothly is to manage it like an effective, streamlined business. Learning from the Automobile Manufacturing System: A few years ago I listened to a radio program about problems that occurred in the 1970’s American car manufacturing industry. There were a lot of problems arising in the manufacturing industry […]