Keeping Therapy Brief - Focusing on the Solution

Most types of counseling involve exploring feelings, being validated, finding explanations, exploring wishes and dreams, setting goals, and gaining clarity. Every therapist has unique ways of working with clients, based on his or her personality, training, and views of how people change.

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Managing the Stress in Your Life

Many people seek counseling due to stress, and we could write a book on this subject  (and many people have). But we want to offer you some simple steps you can take to manage stress in your life.

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What to do with your anger?

In our counseling work, we see many people who have a difficult time expressing and managing angry feelings.

Let’s take a look at what causes people to become angry and how they can respond to stressful situations more productively.

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Help! I Need to Make a Decision!

Even though most people make dozens of important and complex judgments every day, few of us have actually been trained to make good decisions. We started making basic decisions when we were young children, and we continue to follow the same simple process as we get older, even though the issues have become much more complicated.

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How to Balance Work and Family Life

We often explore this in counseling, the concept of finding balance. If you want to create balance in your life, it is important to know how you define success. The following list is a place to start. Cross off those that don’t seem important to you and add your own. Next, identify which of the items on your list are the most essential to your success definition and which items present the greatest challenge to you.

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