Relationships Responsibility

July 26, 2017

Staff therapist Dr. Michael D’Antonio, PhD treats a range of complaints from anxiety, depression, or chronic anger to troubled relationships. Drawing on more than 30 years experience as a therapist, Dr. D’ Antonio integrates a variety of solution-focused treatment approaches, including EDMR to promote real and positive change in how clients experience themselves and relate…

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9 Communication Tips for Couples

April 30, 2015

Your greatest contribution to effective communication is clarity, focus, and non-­defensiveness; your second greatest is support for your partner in providing the same. Here are some specific tips: Take responsibility for yourself. When you have an issue, speak up. Don’t expect your partner to guess or know what you like, want, feel, or need. Don’t…

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Useful Books

November 13, 2013

There are so many books out there on the self-help shelves, that it’s often confusing for people to figure out which ones to read and which information to trust. Here is a list of some of the best sources of information for those of you seeking books to help yourselves or those you care about. The…

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Bibliotherapy: Books Clients Have Found Helpful

November 3, 2013

There are so many books out there on the self-help shelves, that it’s often confusing for people to figure out which ones to read and which information to trust. Thanks to Dr. Michael D’Antonio, we now have a list of some of the best sources of information for those of you seeking books to help…

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The Shortest Self-Help Book You’ll Ever Need

June 6, 2011

Life keeps presenting us with a choice between anxiety and depression. Choose anxiety; it passes. Depression hangs on. The anxiety is apprehension over breaking with routine ways of behaving and relating. When we break out of ruts, that anxiety passes. When we give in to routine out of fear, we feel helpless and that leads…

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Incorporating EMDR into my therapy practice

May 30, 2011

A Personal History of Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing at Council for Relationships by Senior Staff Therapist Michael D’Antonio.  From ancient times, Europeans searched for a specific missing ingredient for their cuisine: an acidic base for sauces. They tried pomegranates, then cranberries: with mixed success. Finally, the New World yielded up the tomato. We all…

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Couples in Communication

September 26, 2003

Your greatest contribution to effective communication is clarity, focus, and non-defensiveness; your second greatest is support for your partner in providing the same. Here are some specific tips: 1. Take responsibility for yourself.  When you have an issue, speak up. Don’t expect your partner to guess or know what you like, want, feel, or need….

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