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Why Doesn’t He Love Me Anymore?

Why Doesn’t He Love Me Anymore?

We hear stories all of the time of romance and “falling in love.” The early days of dating someone new and sharing your life with him or her can feel intoxicating. These feelings are powerful, and often play a necessary role in moving us toward loyalty and commitment....

What’s the Best Strategy for Parenting Today?

What’s the Best Strategy for Parenting Today?

A common reason for families to seek counseling is to improve their child’s behavior. It can be difficult parenting in the world today. We have more access to parenting podcasts, articles, and books than any other time in history. However, many of those messages contradict each other or can be difficult to implement depending on each family’s unique situation….

How do I find a good therapist?

How do I find a good therapist?

Last summer I needed to find myself a chiropractor.  I had never been seen by one before, and quite frankly, wasn’t even sure what qualities I was looking for.  I asked around for recommendations from friends and neighbors.  I then narrowed down my...

How to find the perfect match…

How to find the perfect match…

So what do we look for in a partner or a potential spouse? Other therapists may have different views but this is mine: change and introspection. No one is perfect and no one is going to fulfill your…

That little voice inside your head…

That little voice inside your head…

The other day I was feeling a little under the weather. I had a sore throat and stuffy nose. It was slightly overcast and cloudy outside but the temperature was still an obnoxious 93 degrees. I wanted to sip something hot and cuddle in a blanket, but it seemed weird...

Allowing the Struggle

Allowing the Struggle

Seeing our kids struggle can be scary. As parents we often find ourselves in situations where we believe we have the answer to our kids problems. In these moments it can feel natural to jump in and ‘help’ our child by taking over and fixing things. We may feel that we...

The Secret to a Great Marriage

The Secret to a Great Marriage

“Communication is key.” That’s the typical advice couples get when they begin a new relationship, or get married. So much seems to be riding on that ability. But what if we don’t know how to communicate well? Does that mean our relationships are doomed to fail? I have...

What is your body telling you?

What is your body telling you?

This picture tells a story of love, loss, nature, aging, moving, anxiety and life. It tells of the power of the mind-body connection. This is a picture of me teaching yoga to my mom and dad last week in Snow Canyon. I moved to Southern Utah from California over a year...

What is teletherapy and does it really work?

What is teletherapy and does it really work?

It is no surprise that our world is much different today than in years past. Due to COVID-19, different rights’ movements, and economic difficulties, we need to find healthy ways to adapt to our ever changing environment. We, as mental health professionals, know how...

Now Offering Therapy for Every Budget

Now Offering Therapy for Every Budget

As a team, we have discussed on numerous occasions the gap between good quality therapy services and cost.  Very few options exist in our area that meet this need and for that reason we have decided to now offer select therapy services at a deeply discounted rate in...

We have today!

We have today!

15 years ago I captured this picture of my daughter holding onto my finger. She was only a few months old and I remember vividly the feelings that surrounded this period of time in our lives.  September 11 was suppose to be like any other day.  I was preparing...

Where did that anxiety come from?

Where did that anxiety come from?

Do you ever wake up after a good nights rest to be greeted with a pit in your stomach or tightness in your chest.  Some form of anxiety has taken over your body and yet you have nothing you can really pin it to.  Your day may seem like any other, and yet in some ways...

Can our marriage survive living long distance?

Can our marriage survive living long distance?

I had a client tell me yesterday that long distance relationships don’t work.  He was referencing the situation he and his wife were in and quite resolute that if he were to leave the area to find work, that his marriage would dissolve.  Little did he know that my...