Am I Codependent?

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Therapy can help you find, and feel, yourself again

While those who are codependent have good intentions, it is actually harmful for both the individual and their relationships. Codependent people have poor boundaries and difficulty understanding their own thoughts and emotions because they spend their time and energy pleasing those around them; leading to a lost sense of self. Codependent relationships can be with a romantic partner, a friend, or family member. Ask yourself these questions to gauge your codependency?

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How Couples Counseling Can Help Your Relationship Survive COVID

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We are in unprecedented times. We are unified in that, and living in stress can bring out the worst in us. Stress can lead to dysregulation, turning to unhealthy or unhelpful coping mechanisms, and bad habits. All of these can create conflict in relationships. This new “normal” has led to people relearning how to navigate life, themselves, and their relationships. For many couples, gone are the days where you part ways in the morning, send a few texts throughout the day, go to the gym while your partner goes to a book club, and meet back up for dinner at your favourite restaurant and fill each other in about your day. Childcare adds an additional struggle as many are unable to safely have support from family during the pandemic. Overall, the stress of life can unfortunately seep its way into our relationships.

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Maintaining Connection During Social Distancing

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Staying safe and staying connected.

Social distancing really means physical distancing, but staying connected virtually. Without staying connected, we are really isolating ourselves. Isolation increases the risk of a variety of health problems (heart disease, dementia, depression) and leaves us feeling hopeless and alone as we try to make our way through the uncertainty and constant changes. 

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Is Your Partner Family Obsessed?

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Sharing a close bond with your family can be one of the greatest parts of your life. And seeing your partner have closeness with their family is often a good indicator about how your future family might operate. Still, can someone be too close with their family… even obsessed? It is one thing to be family oriented, but if your partner is family obsessed it can actually turn into a wedge in your relationship.

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Marriage Counseling in San Diego: Is Your Therapist is a Good Fit

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Counseling isn't "one size fits all," and every therapist may not be a good fit for you.

Searching for the best marriage counselor in San Diego is a very important part of your therapy process – before you can begin to make progress you need to find the right therapist. I believe you should find a therapist that will best fit your needs and your particular situation.

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How to Get the Most out of Counseling in San Diego

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We love getting the most bang for our buck, so we want you to have to have the same in your counseling. Going to counseling in San Diego takes courage. It can be difficult to address the problems you are struggling with and open up to a therapist. It costs you time, energy, and money. It is important to maximize what you get out of the therapy, so you get maximum reward. This means not only the time you are with the therapist, but the time in between sessions.  

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