One of the most common issues people bring to our sessions is not knowing how to get through their feelings. We therapists call this processing.  For many of us, feeling our feelings is not something we have much experience with. Sadness, anger, fear and grief, can be confusing emotions that have the capability of completely […]

Anxiety

6 Healthy Ways You Can Process Your Feelings

“I never expected this.” Why some affairs happen. 12/19/2018 By: Jennifer Seip, LMFT, MA What do you think of when you hear the word cheat, or affair? Do you think of an adulterer who committed a horrible crime? Or someone who only considers themselves, and has no concern about who they are hurting? Possibly both? […]

Trauma

4 Reasons Why People In Happy Relationships Cheat

Learn more about some of the fascinating powers of your brain! 12/5/18 By: Jennifer Seip, LMFT, MA Have you ever heard someone refer to humans as left brain dominant? Do you even know what that means? Well today I’m going to tell you exactly what that means and how to get more out of your […]

Trauma

How Insight About The Left and Right Brain Can Lead You To Euphoria

The importance of having self compassion. By, Jennifer Seip   I am definitely a believer in a bit of self disclosure. Some therapists are not, but if you haven’t already discovered from watching my videos and reading my blog posts, I am. Lately I’ve been a bit out of sorts, even a little down. This […]

Attachment

Self Compassion’s Role in Love and Relationships

Have you ever experienced the fight, flight, or freeze response? Our brain’s have a great way of activating a self protection protocol during periods of high stress. If we perceive the threat to be something we are capable of overcoming, we fight. If we think we can outrun it, we fly, and if neither of […]

Trauma

Fight, Flight, or Freeze | Why is this happening and what you can do about it!

Do this once a week for a better relationship 12/7/2018 By: Jennifer Seip, LMFT, MA Dear friends, Today I am going to tell you about one thing. This one thing is so huge, that if you do it once a week, every week, your relationship will be greatly improved. I know it sounds simple, but aren’t […]

Communication

Learn About The Check-In: One Thing You Should Be Doing Every Week For a Better Relationship

What do you do when you have toxic people in your life? How to deal with toxic people 11/1/18 By: Jennifer Seip, LMFT Who are toxic people? I know what you’re thinking, this post was made for you! We all have that one person, (or two or three) in our lives who we consider to […]

Communication

How To Deal With Toxic People!

What you should know before you move in with your partner 10/24/18 By: Jennifer Seip, LMFT, MA   Hey everyone! I’m really excited to share with you that I am going to start doing video’s (yay!) It’s really important to me that you have a place to go and learn correct information about all things […]

Communication

4 Questions You Should Be Asking Before Moving In

Learn why it is important to leave emotional space to connect 8/8/18 By: Jennifer Seip, LMFT When my husband and I first moved in together, like many couples, we had to workout a few kinks. We discussed the usual stuff like, who would do the dishes, make dinner and take out the trash. However, one […]

Communication

The Link Between Emotional Capacity And Connection

I’ve been thinking a lot about self doubt and vulnerability lately.  As counselors we are taught that self disclosure is good, only when it aids in the clients growth, (of course we can’t disclose too much because it would take away from our ability to analyze things fairly.) With some people it comes easier and […]

Attachment

Self Doubt? I’m Here.

Dr. John Gottman, the founder of The Gottman Institute in Seattle, has proven that there are four communication styles which are extremely destructive to relationships. These patterns of interaction are Criticism, Defensiveness, Stonewalling, and Contempt. If these styles persist in partnerships, it could mean divorce or separation. Knowing what they are and being able to […]

Communication

FOUR COMMUNICATION STYLES THAT LEAD TO DIVORCE ACCORDING TO JOHN GOTTMAN

Every summer my entire family gets together for a July BBQ party. My cousins, aunt and uncle, my brother, his wife, and growing, all go to my parents house. This post reminds me of a conversation I had with one of these people at last year’s party. Now, I wont say who I spoke to […]

Trauma

WHAT IS COMPASSION FATIGUE?