The following article is written by Stan Tatkin, PsyD, MFT. He is the founder of PACT, Psychobiological Approach to Couple Therapy. I found this article in their Couples Newsletter and I’m including it here because it provides research-based, practical guidelines for couples who want to improve their relationship. As a couple therapist, I know how […]
Usually, both of you will have to tolerate some self-reflection that may be uncomfortable and possibly even agree to some behavior changes over time. Participation is always 100% voluntary and it is up to each of you to decide how much effort you are willing to invest. As your therapist and coach, I can make […]
Anyone can learn to use anger-energy skillfully.
When we say someone is triggered, what exactly do we mean? Generally, being triggered refers to an awareness that something happening in our present environment is causing a very strong negative reaction. Usually, it is because something about the present environment is reminding of us of a past event or situation that was very stressful […]
I was consulting with a non-clinician recently who was supporting a woman suffering with anxiety that is manifesting as agoraphobia and social isolation and the following is a snapshot of what we discussed. The woman at this point had not left her house in over a year. In this case it was a woman who […]