By Hande Walker, MA, LLP It is not rare that I hear from my clients, “I don’t need to set boundaries with people around me because people around me are really nice to me” when I get curious about their ability to enforce healthy boundaries. There is a belief that we need to set boundaries...Read More
By Morgan McGraw, LLMFT In July, my dear wife suddenly lost her dad. Allie, this is my tribute to you, the Galant Family, and to all who have lost someone they hold close. Grieving is an inevitable part of life; it’s the price we pay for the love we have for others. Yet, when we...Read More
Congratulations, you’re now officially a college student! It has been a few years since I first embarked on beginning my college experience. You will no doubt feel excited, overwhelmed, and naturally even homesick. These next few years will be a transformative journey away from home that will be thrilling and challenging. It’s normal to experience...Read More
By Hande Walker, MA, LLP Recently a friend of mine asked what I missed about home when I shared my plans of visiting Turkey after not being home for a few years. I had this pressure to list all the cool places to visit and events to go to, or museums/historical sights to see, or...Read More
By Hande Walker, MA, LLP Most of us have experienced that gut-wrenching feeling in response to rejection, abandonment, or feeling unaccepted. Why do we try so hard to avoid these experiences at all costs? For very good reasons, of course. Did you know that the same brain regions are getting activated when you are rejected...Read More
By Heather Hemphill, LPC, LLMFT, CAADC Trust is a fundamental building block of any healthy and fulfilling interpersonal relationship. It forms the foundation of emotional intimacy, vulnerability, and mutual respect. However, trust can be easily shattered, whether through betrayal, deception, or a breach of confidence. When broken, trust can create deep wounds and significant challenges...Read More
By Heather Hemphill, LPC, LLMFT, CAADC Boundaries play a crucial role in maintaining healthy and fulfilling interpersonal relationships. Whether it’s a romantic partnership, friendship, or professional connection, setting and respecting boundaries is essential for establishing mutual trust, fostering open communication, and ensuring the well-being of all individuals involved. At its core, boundaries define the limits...Read More
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