Why Do Premarital Counseling?

by Bekke Abe

 

premarital counselingStatistics shows that divorce affects a variety of couples. It affects those who share the same religious beliefs, who are educated or not educated, the rich, the poor, the young, the old, those with children, and those living in the city or living out in the country. So, in the midst of the rising divorce rate, the question then arises: Why get married? Why is marriage important?

As couples get further into their relationship and their love starts to deepen, they start to think about whether or not to take the next step, which is marriage. Figuring out how to handle preparing for talking about marriage, children, finances, in-laws, and other personal problems, can trigger anxiety, worries, and doubts.

 

So, what do couples think about when it comes to taking the next step? 

  • How do I know if we are meant for each other?
  • Is my partner’s value and beliefs aligned with mine?
  • What is the big plan? Do we want children? Where do we want to live?
  • What is the expectation in regard to time spent with extended family?
  • What things do I not know about my partner?

 

So, what things should one start thinking about when it comes to taking that next step?

Tips for Using Your Insurance in Therapy

by Marijane DiCandia

 

tips for using your insurance in therapyJanuary is right around the corner and you may want to make some changes in your insurance plan to give you the flexibility to choose a therapist who you feel is your best fit.  Choosing the best therapist for your individual needs and with whom you feel an easy rapport from the get go can make a very big difference in how successful your therapeutic gains are.  Trusting your therapist is the door to how safe you feel to be yourself, show your issues and feel your deepest feelings.  Connection to your therapist is the gateway to creating deeper connections and closer relationships with the people in your life.

What to Talk About in Therapy: A Guide to Getting the Most Out of Your Sessions

 

what to talk about in therapyWhat are people supposed to talk about in therapy, anyway?  The past? The happenings of the week?  Their deepest, darkest fears?  What topics are considered “therapy-worthy”?

 

Many clients, especially at the beginning of therapy, feel uncertain about which details of their life are worth sharing.  Should I talk about my stress at work or about the dream I had last night?  How much should I talk about my feelings? How much background do I need to share for this story to make sense? Is my therapist expecting me to talk about something in particular? 

Why Couples Therapy Is Not Always the Answer

by Marijane DiCandia

 

couples therapyCouples find themselves struggling in their relationship and one partner or the other suggests couple therapy. They start looking for a therapist and if they are lucky they will find a seasoned professional who doesn’t give too much “helpful” advice or the worst…. vote on if they should divorce or not.

How to Know If You Need an ADHD Evaluation

by Megan Johnson

 

adhdADHD is defined as a persistent pattern of inattention and/or hyperactivity-impulsivity that interferes with functioning or development1. While the disorder is usually diagnosed in childhood or adolescence, it often goes undiagnosed until later in life. In fact, the National Institute of Health estimates that 4.4% of adults in the United States live with ADHD2.