Author: Robert Watts

Help For Older Adults Who Struggle with Addiction

Do you have an older parent or adult in your life that struggles with alcohol or drugs? It is estimated that the baby boomer generation comprises approximately 30 % of the entire U.S. population. By the year 2030, there will

Focusing on the healthy areas of a relationship in couples counseling.

The first responsibility of love is to listen to your partner.

Are you able to identify those areas in your marriage and relationship that are healthy? Couples and families come to counseling with a strong desire to change those aspects in their relationship that are creating emotional pain and conflict. It

How To Avoid Resentments and Reduce Relational Conflicts

Do the holidays create stress for you? During this time of the year, numerous and diverse ethnic and religions communities celebrate their own special holidays. For many of these groups, the holidays are a celebration to be shared with family

Improving Your Mood Through the Impact of Seasonal Changes

Do seasonal changes impact your mood?  It is that time of the year when the days become shorter, the leaves change colors and blanket the ground. The bright colors of the summer give way to more subdued shades of orange,

Couples Counseling: Developing Effective Communication Skills

Couples Counseling: Developing Effective Communication Skills It has been said, that the foundation of a healthy relationship is good communication. In most of our daily activities, we are required to talk and communicate with others to accomplish the tasks at

The Benefits of Healthy, Intimate Friendships

Strong, supportive relationships can play a crucial role in the treatment of depression, anxiety and substance abuse. Very often an individual will share their challenges, weaknesses, fears and troubling secrets with a therapist. The individual will leave the session feeling

Utilizing mindfulness meditation techniques to create a richer and more meaningful life.

“Walk as if you are kissing the Earth with your feet.” ― Thich Nhat Hanh

What is mindfulness and mindfulness meditation? Over the centuries, individuals have described mindfulness in a variety of ways. Some practitioners have suggested that the best way to describe mindfulness is to experience it through a practice of mindfulness meditations and

Recovery is Supported and Enhanced with a Healthier Life Style

Recovery is Supported and Enhanced with a Healthier Life Style

Almost all drugs directly or indirectly impact the reward system in our brain. The neurotransmitter dopamine is often called the feel good chemical. Normal and natural behaviors such as exercise, eating, leisure activities with family and friends activate our reward

What’s Your Change History?

Some individuals view therapy as a way to create meaningful changes in their lives. We want to foster these changes to improve our relationships as well as our emotional and physical well-being. Change is difficult and very fearful for many

How To Have Healthy Limits and Boundaries for the Holiday Season

The holiday season for many individuals is a time for gatherings of friends and family, sharing of gifts and creating memorable moments. Although for many others, it is a time of isolation, stress and emotional pain. The commercialization of the