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What Is Self-Esteem?

What Is Self-Esteem?

Self-esteem is your subjective sense of overall personal worth or value. Similar to self-respect, it describes your level of confidence in your abilities and attributes.Read More

Self-Compassion Makes Life More Manageable

Self-Compassion Makes Life More Manageable

When it comes to personal development, our culture often celebrates those who are self-assured or self-confident. However, self-compassion might be a better way to approach success and personal development. Read More

How to Stop Negative Thoughts

How to Stop Negative Thoughts

Negative thoughts can contribute to problems such as social anxiety, depression, stress, and low self-esteem. The key to changing your negative thoughts is to understand how you think now (and the problems that result), then use strategies to change these thoughts or make them have less of an effect.Read More

Making the Decision to End Your Marriage

The decision to end a marriage is often one of the most challenging choices people will face during their adult lives. For many people, it is a process that involves a long process of debating whether to stay or go. There is no easy way to determine if divorce is your right choice. Only you can weigh the pros and cons, assess the impact it will have on your life, and determine if moving on from your marriage is the best option. If you are agonizing over whether or not to file for divorce, this article discusses some of the steps you can take in this process.

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Common Marriage Problems and Solutions

Common Marriage Problems and Solutions

Marriage can offer wonderful benefits for well-being, life satisfaction, and stress management, but no relationship is without its challenges. The common problems of marriage can put a strain on a couple, but there’s a choice in how to handle these issues. The following are some of the most common sources of marital stress and marriage problems, as well as insights on how to address them.Read More

How Compromise Helps Your Relationship

How Compromise Helps Your Relationship

Compromise is an important skill in relationships. It can help you and your partner find the middle ground and resolve conflicts. In this article, we explore the meaning of compromise in relationships, why it’s important, how to get more comfortable with it, and when you should and shouldn’t compromise.Read More

The Different Types of Attachment Styles

The Different Types of Attachment Styles

Attachment styles are characterized by different ways of interacting and behaving in relationships. During early childhood, these attachment styles are centered on how children and parents interact.Read More

How to Stop People-Pleasing (But Still Be You)

How to Stop People-Pleasing (But Still Be You)

If you are a people-pleaser, it might mean that you are known for doing whatever it takes to make other people happy. While being kind and helpful is generally a good thing, going too far to please others can leave you feeling emotionally depleted, stressed, and anxious. Read More

How to Encourage Your Partner to See a Therapist

How to Encourage Your Partner to See a Therapist

If you’ve sought mental health help from a professional, you’re not alone. Over 40 million people saw a therapist in 2021.1 You or someone you know may have noticed something was off, felt depressed, realized you were sleeping too much or too little, or just in general felt blah and thought seeing a therapist could help. Read More

How to Not Take Things Personally

How to Not Take Things Personally

It’s natural to want to be respected. After all, humans are social animals and we want to be valued by our fellow tribe members. So, it’s only natural that criticism can sting and cause emotional pain.Read More

MEET COURTENAY

MEET COURTENAY

I specialize in relationships. As a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, I am certified in Brainspotting, Gottman Method, and Emotionally Focused Therapy. I am here to help get your relationship back on track.

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