How to Change your Bad Habits We all have at least a couple of bad habits. Have you been thinking about how to change your bad habits? Have you tried, but not had the success you were hoping for? Well, I’ve got a few tips to set you in the right direction. After all, the whole new year is ahead […]
2015 Resolutions by Sharon Martin, LCSW
Whether your loss is recent or the holidays have brought an old loss to the surface, the holiday season can be an especially challenging time. Grief is a time of re-assessing our priorities. It calls everything into question. It’s not uncommon for us to gain/lose friends, change jobs, or set new goals after someone we care about dies. It […]
It feels like Winter is upon us. It was a rainy, cold Halloween. With the end of Daylight Savings Time this weekend, the days are noticeably shorter. And, of course, the holiday season can be difficult. This is the time of year when many people notice an increase in stress and depression. There are some simple things that you […]
Parenting Teens: Pick your Battles Having high expectations for your child is great. Expecting perfection is not. Parents: getting on your kid’s case about everything is a waste of your time, and more importantly, going to make your child feel bad (incompetent, ugly, ashamed). How would you feel if your husband rolled his eyes when he saw your new outfit? How […]
By the time the first anniversary of your loved one’s death approaches, you’ve made it through a host of tough days. It is important to find ways to remember your loved one’s death anniversary. You may find that your grief and anxiety build in the days and weeks before the anniversary. For some, the anticipation is worse than the […]
Asking for Help: It’s Hard by Sharon Martin, LCSW Have you been thinking about trying counseling? Have friends or family members suggested you see a counselor? What’s keeping you from asking for help? I very often see people who have been suffering for a long time before finally deciding to come to therapy. Let’s take a look at some of the […]
Break Free from Codependency At the heart of codependency is a lack of valuing one’s self. People who are codependent value others more than themselves and this contributes to relationship problems. Their lives revolve around helping, fixing or saving others at their own expense. Relationships become very unbalanced.