How our Deepest Fears Sabotage Our Relationships

I recently read an article in Psychology Today by Dr. Karl Albrecht on The (Only) Five Basic Fears We All Live By and it reminded me very much of how people are when in relationships. As a psychotherapist who primarily specializes in relationships and relating for individuals, couples and groups, I

3 Ways to Say ‘No’ Without Guilt

A common theme of anxiety is guilt. Many of us feel that we are never enough, that we never do enough, or that we could always do more. When we can’t fulfill every goal or be everything to everyone, many of us can feel a sense of failure or inadequacy, which results in feeling anxious due to th

How to Tell When You’re In a Toxic Relationship

Earlier this week Emilie explained just how damaging toxic relationships can be to you and your career. But how do you know when you’re in one? It’s nearly inevitable that at some point, you’ll find yourself surrounded by people and situations that leave us with an uncomfortable feeling. The

Why Do We Care What People Think?

In many of my sessions with clients I see a common theme that disrupts their happiness and sense of self-worth: Many people care SO much about what other people think. This can hugely impact the choices we make. To start, here are some of the reasons we may care too much about what others think: We

5 Ways to Cultivate Better Relationships

“Happiness” is an elusive topic that has been studied and contemplated by many throughout history. As an Imago relationship therapist and someone who specializes in helping my clients achieve happy and healthy relationships, I have come to view much of happiness through a relational lens. It’s