Differentiating Normal Teenage Behavior From Concerning Behavior

Teenagers are a difficult group to read. From peer pressure to an influx in hormone levels, all odd or altered behavior isn't necessarily a cause for concern. However, there is a threshold by which everyday teen behavior becomes troublesome. Learn more about this distinction. Reluctance vs. Refusal Teenagers are not always the most cooperative group, in that they often want to do things their way. There is nothing wrong with this behavior, but it does become a problem when the child outright refuses to take orders. [Read More]

Is Individual Psychotherapy Right For You?

In the world of psychotherapy services, there are two dominant approaches. These are group psychotherapy and individual psychotherapy. Although there are numerous distinct types of the two, it is possible to discuss why an individualized program might or might not be right for a client. Take a look at some of the pros and cons of working one-on-one with a therapist. Pro: Focus A major plus of individual psychotherapy is that it allows a provider and a client to focus on a handful of topics. [Read More]

Recognizing Passive-Aggressive Behaviors In A Spouse

A passive-aggressive approach to confrontation in any relationship is always a problem. However, in a marriage, the effects of this behavior can be especially problematic as it can lead to issues with communication, trust, and even intimacy. It's important to be able to identify this behavior quickly so that you and your spouse can work to move past it.  Zero Conflict Resolution The main thing to remember about a passive-aggressive spouse is that they rarely reveal a true sense of their feelings, and as a result, they make zero effort to resolve the problem. [Read More]

3 Tips For Helping Your Child Grieve Their Pet

Death is a part of life. Even though you know this in the back of your mind, you can never really prepare for the loss of a loved one. Children, especially, will have a hard time coping with the loss of a family member or friend, but they can also struggle after the death of their beloved pet. If you and your family have recently lost a pet, help is available. [Read More]