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Infidelity – Hurtful, But Not Hopeless.

Infidelity – Hurtful, But Not Hopeless.

While it is understandable that stepping out of a relationship to be with another person is one  of the most painful and threatening exits from the commitment, it is not necessarily a one way path to break-up or divorce.  If the couple will put in effort to […]

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Parenting Teens with a Positive Perspective

Parenting Teens with a Positive Perspective

Chances are if you ask any group of adults to remember their teenage years, you will get a range of descriptions that would not be considered particularly positive. “Who was I and how did my parents put up with me?” are questions that characterize those years .The […]

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Couples – Listen up!

Couples - Listen up!

Communication is a major issue brought into couples therapy and focusing on the style of expressing and listening helps couples connect. In a Ted Talk, Julian Treasure, a sound engineer who advises businesses, stated that “we are losing our listening” in the crowded, noisy, distraction filled world […]

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Unpacking Anger is a Management Tool

Unpacking Anger is a Management Tool

The term “anger management” is commonly used to name voluntary or court mandated therapy programs and workshops, and is treatment sought for an employee, a love partner or a youngster when he or she experiences difficulty communicating or functioning without explosive reaction.  Individuals often get “pushed” into […]

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Conflict in Couples Offers Clues for Change

Conflict in Couples Offers Clues for Change

Most couples enter couples therapy as a result of unresolved conflict. Stated reasons for explosions may be as small as a dish in the sink or a delay in texting. But the thoughts, feelings and responses these minor actions trigger paint a far bigger picture of unmet […]

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Anger Management – Leave your Shame at the Door

Anger Management – Leave your Shame at the Door

On a recent news broadcast, a therapist claimed that in this country we are experiencing an “anger epidemic.” There were statistics quoted and reasons cited such as financial hardship, increased workload to make ends meet, crowds and traffic, all leading to more stress. As an experienced therapist […]

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The Chore Challenge for Parents of Teens

The Chore Challenge for Parents of Teens

Parenting may be one of life’s most rewarding yet challenging experiences, and can bounce back and forth between the two extremes, minute to minute. As a parent, and a family therapist for teens and their families, experience has shaped my perspective, including having been a difficult teen […]

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Couples: Put the Scorecard Down for a Win – Win

Couples:  Put the Scorecard Down for a Win – Win

In a recent NY Times column, a couples therapist wrote, “There is danger in wanting a partner to change too much.”  In my own experience in working with couples, the “danger” or unlikelihood of improving the relationship may result when one partner believes that the other needs […]

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Premarital Counseling – Before the Big Step

Premarital Counseling  - Before the Big Step

While premarital counseling is a category in therapy, a couple does not need a wedding date in order to qualify. In fact, addressing issues before entering the engagement phase is a wise choice. I work with couples in all stages of togetherness and the process is usually […]

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Joan Warren, LMFT

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