November 11, 2019

Do you know what happens in a therapy office? I'll tell you what happens in mine. New clients come in and I ask them what challenges are bringing them in today. It's great usually. I enjoy getting to know new clients and understanding what challenges they are bringing...

November 5, 2019

Many times your teen talks to you in a way that seems like they are trying to manipulate you. I have often actually seen it in action during session and have experienced it in my own life. What I have found is that these attempts to manipulate are something else entire...

September 16, 2019

     

I have to be honest with you. I’m pretty upset right now. I don’t want to be mad, but it’s really hard to be anything else. I’ve just been reading about a fellow clinician and a pastor of a mega church taking their lives in the last week. These fathers l...

August 5, 2019

When I ask a couple what they love about each other, I get a variety of answers. When I ask a couple what their biggest challenge is, it usually comes down to one or two things. It’s either communication or lack of emotional intimacy. While these are both important thi...

January 31, 2019

When I meet with couples I often hear again and again "my husband is this...my husband is that." It largely relates to two issues.

1. Anger

and

2. Lack of motivation

I don't just hear these things in counseling sessions. My wife has relayed to me that some of her friends t...

November 12, 2018

Destructive communication erodes self-esteem and harms relationships. Such communication patterns may be destructive, but, sadly, plenty of people fall into the trap of indulging in them. If you and your relationship partners follow these rules and steer clear of the t...

October 26, 2018

It's often understood that while divorce is between two people, there are numerous others involved peripherally. It's hard to know the long-term impact at times. It's just important to know there is an impact short and long-term. Here are some things to think about whe...

September 24, 2018

One of the most important things as we raise kids, is to keep in relationship with them. It is easy as parents to focus in too much on rules that kids need to follow. While rules are important, we often forget the more important thing to focus in on is relationships. H...

September 13, 2018

 Many people use social media as a place to vent. I would ask, should you? Is there a better place or person that you can talk with? Many times your venting is hurtful or lets people know more about you than you would like.

July 31, 2018

I am currently sitting in the Salt Lake City airport, as people around me are playing cards…updating social media…making business calls, I’m trying to reflect on an event I just participated in with the Wounded Warrior Project. I had the opportunity to join as staff in...

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