Paying for Therapy: To Use Insurance or to Not Use Insurance?

Therapy can feel expensive as rates for psychotherapy can vary between $100-$300 per session.  For many, it is a relief that insurance tends to cover therapy sessions, which can make it more affordable.  What makes using insurance different than paying out of pocket?  For insurance to cover the cost of a session, the client must…

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3 Tips for Women to Cope with the “I Need Space” Conversation

You’re dating the man of your dreams.  Things are going wonderfully.  And then suddenly, it seems as though he’s backing off and becoming more distant.  You are confused.  You ask him what’s going on and hear those 4 dreaded words “I need some space.”  What does this mean and what are you to do? Men…

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How Couples Counseling Can Help

When making the decision to see a trained couples counselor, there are many things this person can help you with: communication difficulties, a change in level of emotional connection, trust issues, understanding each other better, or even getting your friendship back, to name a few areas.  Couples counseling can even help with a relationship tune up,…

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Why Should I See a Therapist When I Can Talk to a Friend?

You may be going through a challenging time.  Maybe your boss is giving you a hard time, your significant other is not listening to your concerns, or your mother is nitpicky about everything.  Talking to a friend is nice and helpful to get support, but you’re finding you’re really not moving forward with anything changing.…

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The relationship we have with ourselves is the most important relationship we have…

I once read a quote that said the most important relationship we have in our lives is with ourselves.  That really stood out to me as I think often we prioritize the relationships we have with our significant other, family members, friends, or even work, ahead of the relationship we have with ourselves.  But, when…

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If you’re not taking risks, you’re not growing…

I recently went to a presentation on personal growth, in which a couple of concepts stood out to me.  The first concept, which will be addressed in this blogpost, was on change.  When we find ourselves doing the same thing, stuck in a rut and habitual to a degree, this does not implement change. That…

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