Archive for the ‘Stress’ Category

24 Apr

Eustress: How to Use Stress to Your Advantage

Florda Priftanji, LMFT joined our staff in 2018 and is this month’s Featured Therapist. Read on to learn how stress can sometimes be a good thing.   We often view stress as a problem to avoid. However, when stress is used to our advantage, it… Read More

27 Mar

Keeping College Admissions In Perspective

If you’re a senior in high school or the parent of a senior in high school, the end of March is more about college admissions than the beginning of spring. The recent college admissions scandal is just one example of how parents can become overwhelmed… Read More

13 Aug

My Message to Women: You do not have to suffer in silence

Elyse Stein Batoff, Psychologist, LMFT has years of experience working in the area of Women’s Psychological Health Services. She has offered the emotional support that has been needed by many women as they go through physical changes and issues ranging from infertility, pregnancy, postpartum depression,… Read More

10 Jun

You are not alone. Help is available.

Depression and anxiety can be invisible or have very few outside symptoms, and those who are depressed or anxious often do not speak up or seek help. Check in with your friends. Check in with your family. Encourage anyone who is struggling to talk with… Read More

18 Apr

College students are feeling more anxious and depressed–How can we do better?

Staff Therapist Ryan McMillian, MDiv, MFT  is skilled at guiding clients through transitions and personal losses including: unfavorable diagnosis, loss of job, estranged relationships, and death. Ryan is trained in Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT).   When I was a sophomore in college, two of my peers committed… Read More

17 Apr

Need a vacation? Take a social media break!

Laurel Roe, MS CHR, MFT has a background in education and particularly enjoys working with families with members who have special needs, parenting issues, childhood developmental concerns, and anxiety in children, teens, and adults.  Taking a break from social media can provide many of the… Read More

21 Mar

The benefits of “faking calm” when you feel angry

March Featured Therapist Ellen Mishel, MSS, LSW, MFT specializes in helping parents improve their parenting skills and relationships with their children. Her tips for channeling angry energy into productive communication are great for couple or co-worker relationships, too.  We all get angry. Anger is a natural… Read More

12 Feb

What is Racial Trauma and How to Practice Radical Self-Care

Dr. Charles Muorah has successfully helped clients resolve sexual abuse trauma, cultural, racial and other kinds of trauma. He uses narrative approach to process with the client coping strategies, adaptation and resiliency before, during and after the experience. Racism generates a lot of tension, stress,… Read More

24 Jan

How is it 2018 Already? How to Slow Down When Time Feels like it’s Flying by

Every month, Council for Relationships highlights one of our staff therapists on the blog. January's Featured Therapist Laurel Roe, MS CHR, MFT, has a background in education and particularly enjoys working with families with members who have special needs, parenting issues, childhood developmental concerns, and… Read More

19 Jan

Should You and Your Partner be Scheduling Sex?

Former Staff Therapist Ben King, MFT specializes in helping couples experiencing difficulties with communication, emotional/physical intimacy, and sexual difficulties. This blog was originally posted on his website and is re-published here with his permission.  Many couples will have less sex later in their relationship compared to the beginning.… Read More