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.  In this post we’ll explore 15 top reasons couples come into therapy.  We’ll also look at what the process of starting couples counseling looks like on a practical and emotional level.  All with the intention of helping you better prepare yourself for…

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things I wish I knew before starting therapy

Things I wish I knew before starting therapy

Starting therapy is hard, but it doesn’t have to be a mystery. There’s tons of research saying therapy works. Many people talk about their success with counseling. But how exactly does it help?  Here is a list of things I wish I knew before starting therapy. It will take time Making changes in your life…

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Having healing conversations couples therapy san francisco 94102

How to have a healing conversation after a fight with your partner

Every couple fights.  Period. End of sentence.  If you’re not disagreeing from time to time, your relationship is probably not as alive as it could be.  But that’s a topic for another day. The trouble most couples get into is not the fight itself, it’s the repair.   What is a repair? Picture this.  You…

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relationship communication problems

How to address communication problems in your relationship

When people call to seek couples counseling, they often say that communication problems are their number one concern. Communication problems can mean a variety of different things and we’ll explore a few common types here. Typically, a communication breakdown is one of two things. You and your partner have stopped talking about important things all…

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why do men hide their feelings

Why do men hide their feelings?

Why do men hide their feelings? Because feelings are tough.  There are gender stereotypes around expressing emotions.  And we don’t teach men how to express their feelings in productive ways. But let’s start at the beginning. What is a feeling? Ok, ok. Stupid question, right? Wrong! We need to start at the beginning to make…

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