What to do if my partner is a narcissist

Is my partner a narcissist?

Even the most selfless among us can have traits of narcissism at times. Let’s face it, in the age of social media and reality TV, it’s hard not to have a bit of an inflated sense of self worth.  And who doesn’t like a good selfie or Instagram story now and then? All joking aside,…

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I'm worried my sex life is out of control

Is my sex life out of control?

Sex is an important, natural and perfectly healthy part of life.  During sex, powerful endorphins are released and that’s one of the reasons it feels so good.  However, just like most things that make us feel good, sex can cross the line and be used in an unhealthy way.   Sex is natural Sex can sometimes…

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Keeping secrets in your relationship

Is it ok to keep secrets in your relationship?

According to relationship experts Ellyn Bader and Peter Pearson, the foundation of a strong relationship is trust.  Yet all too often we hold back and keep things from our partners. Keeping a secret, or withholding, is actually just another form of lying to your partner.  If you take nothing else from the article, know that…

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healing childhood trauma therapy EMDR San Francisco

I’m ready to heal my childhood trauma

I don’t want my bad childhood to define me anymore.  Yes, I did experience trauma. Yes, it was painful. But I’m ready to move forward with my life.   These are sentiments shared by many trauma survivors at a certain point in their healing journey.  Often times people will come into therapy discouraged or disappointed…

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what to expect from your first couples counseling session

What to expect your first couples counseling session

Most people don’t know what to expect from the first couples therapy session.  Starting couples counseling can be intimidating and knowing what to expect can help you and your partner manage expectations.  It will also help better prepare you for a successful experience. In order to explain what starting couples therapy is like, I will…

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