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Marriage Counseling Enhances Effective Communication

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  • March 22, 2017 /
  • by Stonebriar Counseling Associates /
  • communication, couples counseling, marriage, therapy /
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Learning to communicate effectively with your spouse may be the key to long-lasting bliss in your relationship. Many couples who come in for marriage counseling have the same goals but are not able to communicate those goals to one another in a way that makes sense. Take, for instance, the couple who loves each other,
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3 Benefits of Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy

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  • March 7, 2017 /
  • by Stonebriar Counseling Associates /
  • cognitive-behavioral therapy, depression, thoughts /
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Behaviors are the result of feelings, and feelings are the result of thoughts. Thus, if you can begin to change the way you think, you can inevitably change your behavior. This is the basic principle behind cognitive-behavioral therapy. Your cognitive state and your behavior are connected. Undesired behaviors, such as anxiety or depression, can then
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Individual Counseling: Thriving Instead of Surviving

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  • February 20, 2017 /
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  • future, individual counseling, successful /
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In Western culture, the norm in society is to suppress emotions to the point of mental, and sometimes physical, exhaustion. Of course, we would not admit this to ourselves. In our world, life must go on. There is too much depending on us. If we fall apart… so will our world. So, we keep on.
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Does My Child Need Educational Testing?

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  • February 8, 2017 /
  • by Stonebriar Counseling Associates /
  • counseling, educational evaluation /
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There are several reasons you may be considering educational testing for your child. Perhaps their scores have worsened since starting a new grade, or they seem to be at a standstill in an area they once exceeded. Or, behavioral problems have begun to emerge, and you are concerned because they seem to hate going to school. Whatever the
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Signs You Need Marriage Counseling

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  • January 13, 2017 /
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  • counseling, marriage, relationship, troubles /
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Without a doubt, all marriages come across rough patches. While many couples are able to resolve conflicts, for some partners, fights become an everyday thing. If you’re not sure whether you should seek out a counselor, here are a few signs your marriage is in desperate need of marriage counseling. No Communication Many marriage troubles come
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Counseling Classes-Stress / Pain Management

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  • December 28, 2016 /
  • by Stonebriar Counseling Associates /
  • chronic pain, pain management, stress /
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Chronic pain alone is enough to deal with. The stress associated with it can lead to worsening conditions or medical conditions that parallel stress such as high blood pressure, heart disease, and obesity. In order to improve the quality of life, it is necessary to learn coping skills for pain management. Unfortunate hazards of chronic pain:
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Planning For The Future: Premarital Counseling

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  • December 15, 2016 /
  • by Stonebriar Counseling Associates /
  • marriage, premarital counseling /
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Weddings are wonderful, exchanging vows and sharing your joy with family and friends. A day to look forward to and a day to remember. Setting the stage for a singular celebration takes a lot of effort, perhaps as long as a year of planning for that one magical day. All the days that follow need planning too.
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Individual Counseling is the Best Treatment for Trauma-Related Disorders

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  • December 1, 2016 /
  • by Stonebriar Counseling Associates /
  • counselor, individual counseling, therapy /
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Many people have suffered trauma at some time during their lifetimes. Abuse from one’s past, witnessing of a crime, or serving in the armed forces can all lead to trauma that develops into a wide variety of mental disorders.  The most common of these disorders is post-traumatic stress disorder or PTSD.  Individuals with PTSD may
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Psychological Testing: The Edith Kramer Evaluation

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  • November 15, 2016 /
  • by Stonebriar Counseling Associates /
  • counseling, Edith Kramer Evaluation, psychological testing /
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Psychological testing for developmentally disabled children takes many forms. Some test a child’s intellect. Some test a child’s reading comprehension. Some test a child’s motor skills. In addition, exploring a child’s creativity can unlock secrets and provide safe havens. This is where Edith Kramer shines. Edith Kramer (1916-2014) was a psychoanalyst and an artist from Austria.
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Individual Counseling: Learning Forgiveness

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  • November 1, 2016 /
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  • christian, counseling, indvidual /
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Forgiveness of self and others is one of the most important concepts in spiritual and psychological thought. Some say that forgiveness just happens as a gift from God; others say that it’s an incredibly difficult process that you must do alone. It turns out that embracing forgiveness occurs in all sorts of individual ways, and
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