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April 15, 2014
by Casey Truffo, LMFT

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Let it Go or Let Them Know? When to Speak Up

April 15, 2014 04:55 by Casey Truffo, LMFT  [About the Author]

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There are a multitude of reasons why people remain silent, even when something in a relationship is really bothering them. Maybe you dislike conflict. You think you score points by always saying the right thing. Or maybe you have a tendency to downplay your own concerns, because living with them is easier than risking offending your partner or even making them angry and causing tension between the two of you. [More]

April 5, 2014
by Sheila Sayani, MA, MFT

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Positive Ways to Use Social Media to Connect to your Child's World

April 5, 2014 04:55 by Sheila Sayani, MA, MFT  [About the Author]

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While there are many precautions that should be considered when it comes to children/teens and social media, we have come to a time when facing it with a positive attitude may be the key to helping children use these mediums appropriately. Some curiosity, exploration and healthy discussion with your children can go a long way. So, the next time you see your child giggling at something on their phone, engage them in a conversation. Learn their language so you can speak their language. [More]

February 17, 2014
by LuAnn Pierce, LCSW

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How Trauma Affects Families

February 17, 2014 04:55 by LuAnn Pierce, LCSW  [About the Author]

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When trauma affects one person in a family, the whole family unit is affected. In fact, many professionals believe that anything that affects one person in a family (or couple) will also affect the other(s). It is easy to see how this could happen. A family is thought of a unit – one whole made of many parts. [More]

February 9, 2014
by bp (bipolar) Magazine

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Maximizing your time with your psychiatrist

February 9, 2014 04:55 by bp (bipolar) Magazine  [About the Author]

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Many people with bipolar disorder get frustrated because of the fact that they typically get only 15- to 20-minute sessions to talk with their doctor at their scheduled appointment. Does this happen to you? This can lead to feeling rushed when you get to the appointment, as well as feeling worried that you and your doctor can’t make the most of the visits. This post will cover a few of the obstacles you may face when you’re sick and need to get as much as possible from your limited appointment. The more communication and organizational skills you can learn, the more you can get from your appointments. And the more you get from your appointments, the more skills you will have to help you manage the illness between office visits. [More]

December 20, 2013
by Casey Truffo, LMFT

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I'm Not 'IN" Love With You

December 20, 2013 04:55 by Casey Truffo, LMFT  [About the Author]

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That feeling of being “in love” is actually the result of physical chemistry and hormones that come into play at the beginning stage of a relationship - the lust, the instant attraction, the glow, the smile that will not leave your face. Being “in love” has nothing to do with a long-term commitment or long-term compatibility. [More]