Tags archives: therapy

  • Opening a Second Office Location in Frisco!!!

  • Starting Monday, November 10, I will be practicing in both Plano and Frisco. Over the last several years my practice has experienced incredible growth, especially from people coming down to Plano from Frisco, Prosper, McKinney and Allen. In order to better accommodate the growth I thought it was necessary to open up a second location. The new location not only gives me the opportunity to do co[...]
  • 'Oneness': When Two Become Three

  • I've been thinking a lot about marriage these last few weeks for several reasons. Whether it is with the couples I work with, or my own personal marriage...I have come to realize that we just can't do marriage on our own. We can throw all the tools at it we want, but at the end of the day it takes a supernatural power that you or I are not equipped with. So as I have thought about my own marriage [...]
  • Men: Are You a Relational Hero?

  • "Each man is a bridge, spanning in his lifetime all of the images and traditions about masculinity inherited from past generations and bestowing--or inflicting--his own retelling of the tale on those who ensue. Unresolved depression often passes from father to son, despite the father's best intentions, like a toxic, unacknowledged patrimony. Conversely, when a man transforms the internalized disco[...]
  • The Importance of Breath Work in Dealing With Our Anxiety

  • One of the most important tools in helping anxiety is often one of the most underrated and underutilized. And that is breathing. And I think it's often overlooked because we take breathing for granted. It's something we do all day long without much thought. So the idea of having to practice breathing sounds crazy to many people. But it's interesting that the word for anxiety in Latin, "ange[...]
  • Texting: The Future of Therapy?

  • Compared with finding a therapist in a big city, signing up for text-message therapy was a breeze. All I had to do was open an app on my phone, pick a username, and type my first message. Predictably, the first thing I wrote my new therapist was a question: "Hi. How does this work? Do I just tell you about myself?" (Textual healing are apps the future of therapy?) Is the future of therapy going[...]
  • Stuck in an Anxiety Rut

  • "Looking back at our families of origin and remembering these details can be a scary process for many people. Sometimes we are not quite sure what we will discover or remember, and that can leave us feeling anxious. That is normal. When we look back, and really try to sort through our relationships and experiences with our family, the intention is not to place blame or punish others. One of the th[...]
  • How to Build a Thriving Therapy Practice: Give Yourself 5 Years

  • One of the things that my colleagues and I are constantly joking...and sometimes lamenting about -- is that most graduate programs in therapy and counseling don't teach you anything about the actual business application of what you have just spent the last 2-5 years studying and practicing. You learn a lot about therapy techniques, diagnosing issues, relationships, etc...but almost ZERO about how [...]
  • Welcoming the Uncertainty in Your Life That Anxiety Often Creates

  • "The truth is that our finest moments are most likely to occur when we are feeling deeply uncomfortable, unhappy, or unfulfilled. For it is only in such moments, propelled by our discomfort, that we are likely to step out of our ruts and start searching for different ways or truer answers." (Scott Peck, The Road Less Traveled) I love that insight from Scott Peck. You will find that quote in[...]
  • Embracing Our Anxiety

  • I firmly believe as I have stated in many places, that our anxiety is a great opportunity for our growth. One of the first chapters in my book is about this idea of "embracing anxiety." I know that anxiety can come in many forms and whatever you are experiencing, I want to acknowledge that, and let you know that I'm not minimizing that experience. I've experienced anxiety that made my feel a li[...]
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