When it come to anxiety problems, the common advice is to take deep breaths, get a bit of exercise, and change your diet. Of course these suggestions are great and in many instances they can go a long way towards helping those who have issues with anxiety. The truth is that just like with most things in life, different approaches are going to work differently for different people.

In today’s blog, we’ll take a look at one approach that you may not have considered for dealing with anxiety--finding a hobby that calms you. Having a relaxing place to focus your energy can be a huge benefit. As a clinical psychologist, I have seen the amount of good that a relaxing hobby can have. Keep reading to learn more!

Which Hobbies Work Best?

Some of the best hobbies out there are the ones that give you a feeling of relaxation and which reward you for taking it slow. It’s also great to have a hobby where you can enjoy the results of your work. Here are a few that you might consider:

Gardening

Gardening is a great hobby for those looking to help relieve some of their anxiety because it forces you to take things slowly and wait for the results to come together. Planting flowers is a great option because it provides you with a beautiful bouquet to put on your table every week. On the other hand, you could plant vegetables to use in home cooked meals and truly enjoy the fruits of your labor.

Photography

Photography is another great hobby that allows you to focus your energy outward and see things from a unique perspective. There are plenty of great options for cameras for every budget and skill level, but if you’re looking to control the entire process, purchasing a used film camera is a good place to start. Choosing the right film, developing it yourself, and making your own prints is very relaxing and provides a sense of accomplishment.

Woodworking

The time-tested craft of woodworking is another hobby that allows you to slow things down a bit. You could choose to use power tools, or if you appreciate a good challenge, hand tools can help you to really focus in on what you’re doing as you cut dovetails or mortise and tenon joints. With a bit of practice, you’ll find that woodworking is both fun and restful. Drawing up plans, laying out your cut lines, and figuring out how you’ll approach the joinery on a project can all provide relaxation. The end result is a beautiful piece that you’ll enjoy for many years to come. It doesn’t get much better than that!

Need to Speak With a Farmington Hills Psychologist?

Whether you have a great idea for a new hobby or not, if you’re in need of a therapist to help you deal with anxiety, I would absolutely love to help you work through the problems that you are having. Contact me today to set up an appointment for a free half hour consultation. I look forward to chatting with you!

Here’s a bit of truth that you don’t hear all that often--even the best relationships can hit a snag from time to time. All too often, the information that we get from social media and even from casual conversations can lead us to believe that we’re the only people out there who have problems. This couldn’t be further from the truth.

That’s why in today’s post, we’ll take a look at a few things you can do if you find yourself stuck in an argument with your spouse. Yes, it can get heated, but with a bit of advice, you just might be able to help calm things down and come to a resolution you can both agree on. I have years of experience providing marriage counseling to couples from all around Michigan and I’d love nothing more than to help you through a tough time. Keep reading to learn more.

Are You Stuck in an Argument With Your Spouse?

Regardless of how much you and your significant other agree on in life, you’re bound to get into a disagreement at some point or another. When you put any two people together, there is just no chance that they will agree about everything. The good news is that this is okay (and even healthy) for most relationships because if you’re both committed to one another and to getting through the argument, learning to see from another point of view is never a bad thing.

When things get heated, it can be hard to remain calm. The volume level of the argument rises, your heart starts beating faster, and your adrenaline might start to kick in. In the heat of the moment, it can be incredibly difficult to do, but the best thing to do for yourself and for your spouse in that moment is to slow down. Take a deep breath. Go give your significant other a hug and tell him or her that you’ll figure it out together.

Is this a difficult thing to do when you’re angry? Yes. Will it help the situation? In many instances, it will.

Offering Marriage Counseling Services in Farmington Hills, Michigan

But what about the times when you just can’t seem to come to an agreement? What happens when you find yourself at an impasse and there’s just no way around it? Marriage counseling might be the perfect answer. Therapy can often improve many different aspects of a relationship, strengthening it and providing couples with real solutions to their issues.

Dealing with relationship problems can seem overwhelming at times, but the good news is that I would absolutely love to help you work through the snags in your relationship. As I mentioned above, every marriage is inevitably going to have some issues, but it is also a commitment to work through the tough times--for better or for worse, as they often say.

If you’re in need of a therapist who has plenty of experience with relationship counseling, I would be glad to lend a helping hand. Contact me today for a free half hour consultation.

In one of our most recent blogs, I shared a few of the best tips for dealing with anxiety at work. Going for a walk, speaking with a coworker that you trust, and knowing when it’s time to leave are all keys to handling anxiety at work. It can be a huge challenge to get through the day sometimes, and different people deal with their anxiety in different ways.

If nothing from the last post leapt out at you as something to try, then perhaps today’s blog will contain the inspiration you need to push forward. If you’re feeling anxious, then today’s post is for you. Keep reading to see what made the list.

How to Deal With Anxiety at Work

Stay Hydrated

One of the best things you can do for yourself--when you’re anxious and just generally speaking--is to keep yourself well hydrated. This is a hard thing to accomplish for many people who just don’t always feel all that thirsty. The truth of the matter is that your body needs to be hydrated to function at its best.

Do whatever you need to do to stay hydrated. Set a reminder, leave yourself a sticky note, or simply purchase a water bottle and keep it topped off. You’d be surprised how much of a difference this one small change change can make.

Eat Right

Right along the same lines is eating food that is nutritious. Your body just doesn’t function as well on a number of different levels if it’s filled with fast food burgers and ramen noodles. Sure, you can eat those things from time to time, but do your best to eat a balanced diet.

Stay away from a lot of sugar or carbohydrates and instead eat plenty of protein (lean meats, nuts, and the like), and mix in a moderate amount of fruits and vegetables with a modest amount of dairy and grains. This is a recipe for success.

Get Some Fresh Air

If you’re at work and your anxiety is getting to you, make it a point to get outside and enjoy some fresh air. You don’t have to do anything other than head out the door and focus on your breathing. Not only is this relaxing, but it can sometimes give you a much-needed break from your work.

Make it a point to enjoy the weather on display on that particular day and take note of the breeze, the sunlight, or even the chill in the air.

Searching for a Clinical Psychologist in Farmington Hills?

Regardless of the situation at hand, if you are dealing with anxiety and you’re in need of help, I’d be happy to offer my counseling services. I’m a clinical psychologist and I’d love nothing more than to help you work through any issues you may be experiencing.

If you’re having a hard time getting through the day at work, I would love to help. Contact me today to schedule your free half hour consultation. I look forward to hearing from you!

Being happy in your marriage can sometimes seem like a huge challenge. There will inevitably be times in any marriage where you hit a bit of a rough patch and you’ll need to make an effort to get through it. This is completely normal!

That’s why in today’s blog I’d like to share a little something that I think can improve a marriage. As a therapist who specializes in marriage counseling, I have a fair bit of experience in helping couples to solve their relationship problems. That’s why if you’re having issues, this suggestion can help you to bond with one another in a unique way.

Take a Trip Together

We all have routines and sometimes the exact thing that we all need is to experience something new. That’s why I highly suggest taking a trip with your significant other if things feel like they’re getting to be a challenge. You don’t have to go overboard and book a plane trip to Paris or anything like that, of course. Each couple will differ in what they’d like to do, but there is sure to be some overlap regarding places you would like to visit.

It could be as simple as a weekend trip to be tourists in a neighboring town, or you could fly to the opposite coast and spend a day or two at the beach. Or, of course, you certainly could hop and a plane and go to Paris! The point is simply to mix things up a bit and experience something new as a couple.

Focus on Fun

While you’re on your trip, make it a point to bond with one another over your shared experience. Head to a local museum, visit a small bakery, or see a play. The key is to do something that you can talk about with one another and make it a point to focus on fun at every step of the way.

Get silly with each other. Make one another laugh. Make it your intention to be lighthearted.

Will this solve all of your problems? Probably not, but as they say, laughter is often the best medicine and enjoying the company of the one you’re with truly can go a long way. Give it a try and see for yourself!

Have You Considered Couples Counseling?

At the end of the day, there might be marital issues that require professional help, and there’s nothing wrong with that. If you and your significant other are at a point where you’re ready to speak with a therapist, look no further. As I mentioned above, I’ve been doing this type of work for quite some time and I would love nothing more than to help you and your partner to work through the things that are troubling you.

If you’re in need of a therapist in Farmington Hills or the surrounding area, please don’t hesitate to contact me for a free half hour consultation. Marriage takes work and I would be honored to help you to have a happier and healthier marriage.

There’s absolutely no doubt about it--work can be stressful! Between coordinating timelines and dealing with the requests of a demanding boss, it can be pretty hard to take sometimes. If you suffer from anxiety, it’s that much worse.

As a clinical psychologist, I’ve treated countless people for the anxiety that they deal with while they’re on the job. As you can probably imagine, it’s a common request to get counseling services for this very thing! That’s why in today’s blog, I’d like to share a few tips for how you can deal with some of the anxiety that you’re experiencing at work. Keep reading to learn more.

How to Deal With Anxiety at Work

Go For a Walk

One of the best things you can do to combat your anxiety while you’re in the office is to head out for a walk. Take some deep breaths and just get away for a bit. If you’re in Farmington Hills, you know that it’s been pretty chilly lately. If you’re okay with the weather, taking a walk in the brisk cold can be helpful.

If the weather is just too cold, take a walk around the inside of the office. Head to the kitchen and grab a drink or head to the front door and just take a look outside for awhile.

Chat With a Trusted Coworker

Sometimes you just need to get some of that anxiety off of your chest. If that’s the case, you can talk with a coworker that you trust about what’s going on. Your company likely also has an HR person that you can talk with and he or she will be understanding about your situation.

At the end of the day, what matters is that you simply have someone to talk to. If you feel that there is no one to talk with at work, then keep in mind that I offer counseling services and I’d be happy to chat with you about anything you’d like.

Realize That It Might Be Time to Part Ways

Of course this isn’t always going to be the solution, but sometimes it’s good to realize that the job you’re working just isn’t the right one for you. Putting in your notice and finding something else can feel like a stressful endeavor, but when it comes to your health, sometimes this is the best option.

In this day and age, switching jobs is commonplace and finding something that’s a better fit for you might just be easier than you think.

Do You Need to See a Clinical Psychologist in Farmington Hills?

As I mentioned above, I offer anxiety therapy and counseling services here in Farmington Hills and if you would like to see me, I’d be happy to talk with you. Sometimes it’s best to get an outside opinion on things and that’s exactly what I’m here for.

Contact my offices today to schedule an appointment and get a free half hour consultation to get you off on the right foot. I look forward to hearing from you!

Now that 2018 has rolled around, people all across the United States are settling in to the resolutions that they have made for the new year. For some, it’s spending more time on the hobbies they enjoy; for others, it’s making healthier choices when they’re at the grocery store.

Some couples have likely made joint resolutions as well and that often includes enjoying a happier, healthier marriage. Of course that will mean some of them will see a therapist for marriage counseling.

Whether you’re in the market for relationship counseling or not, there are a few things you can do to enjoy a happier relationship regardless, and as a matter of fact, that’s the topic of today’s blog!

Support Makes All the Difference in the World

One of the absolute best things you can do for your marriage is to actively practice the art of being supportive. The keywords here are “actively” and “art.” What that means is that it’s going to take a bit of practice to get it right. Let’s break it down a little further.

Being actively supportive of your partner means that you’re making a conscious effort to do just that. Does your spouse enjoy spending some time in the workshop in order to make projects for your house? Let him or her know that you appreciate it! Does he or she spend extra time at the office? Make sure that person knows that their effort hasn’t gone unnoticed!

You’ll also notice that I mentioned that supporting your partner is an art. There are subtle nuances that you’ll need to take into account and each relationship is different, but as they say, practice makes perfect.

Listen For Subtext

When you’ve been in a relationship, you start to notice that your significant other has a particular way of saying things without saying them. Make it a point to be aware of these things so that you can start a conversation, because as you probably know, good conversation is the key to a healthy relationship.

For example, if your spouse has been unhappy with their job for awhile, make an effort to talk about it. Ask if he or she would like to look for another job and what you can do to help. Sometimes the answer will be that there’s nothing you can do, but trust me when I say that the best thing you can do is to simply be supportive in the best way that you know how.

Maybe You Could Use a Little Help

Of course there are some instances where you just need the help of a trained professional to come up with a good solution. If that’s the case, I offer marriage counseling in Farmington Hills, so if you’re in the surrounding area, don’t hesitate to give me a call because I’d love to help you and your partner to enjoy a happier and healthier relationship with one another.

Get in touch today and start things off with a free half hour consultation. I look forward to hearing from you!

Having kids is one of life’s greatest joys and you no doubt have found that there are a number of surprises that come alongside of having children. Whether you felt totally prepared to be a parent from the moment you found out you’d be having a child or the whole experience was a whirlwind and you feel like you’re still off balance, you are going to need a bit of help along the way.

You might not immediately think of therapy and parenting skills going hand in hand, but the truth of the matter is that sometimes it’s best to have a qualified therapist to talk to when you are going through a rough patch with your child. Perhaps everything was fine until one day it wasn’t. Maybe your child is dealing with a particular problem and you don’t feel that you have the words to help him through it. Either way, if you’re in need of a helping hand, I’m here for you.

How Can a Therapist Help?

Whether your child is starting to have problems at school out of nowhere or she has suddenly developed a bit of trouble with following the rules, it can be hard to navigate through exactly what you should do. Although there are a number of great books about parenting out there, it’s not like anyone wrote the definitive manual on the subject. Every kid is different and many times situations should be approached differently.

Having a therapist you can talk to about the matter can make a massive difference because it allows you to bring the specifics of your unique situation and get personalized advice on how to proceed. Reading books on the subject can help, but many people will find it much easier to speak with a professional who has a grasp on the ins and outs of the situation at hand and can provide help that is specifically tailored to your situation.

What Does Your Parenting Style Look Like?

In many instances a change in parenting style can help to curb a problem. Perhaps you are inconsistent in the messages you’re sending to your kids. Maybe you are overprotective of your kids and in this instance it’s doing more harm than good.

Because each situation is different, I’d be happy to provide you with the insight you need to make positive changes for both yourself and for your child. A happy family is the goal and there’s nothing I’d love more than to help put you on the right track for success.

Have questions? My page on parenting skills can help to shed some light on a few things for you. Or, of course, I’d love to chat with you! Reach out today to get a free half hour consultation. Counseling is a wonderful way to deal with any issues that your kids are having and it’s the ideal time for some self-reflection and a deeper look at how you run your house. I’d love the opportunity to help, so give me a call today!

Having marital problems is nothing new. It’s only natural that any two people are going to run into a relationship problem or two over the course of a marriage. Disagreements are a natural part of being close to another person and regardless of how many things you have in common, it is inevitable that you are going to butt heads on something or other.

In many instances, the disagreement you’ll run into is a minor one that can be worked out relatively easily. But what happens when you disagree on something bigger and you can’t find any common ground? Marriage counseling might be the answer and I’m here to help. That’s why in today’s blog, I’ll be sharing a few tips for how to make things easier for yourself and your significant other during a disagreement.

Know When to Take a Break

There comes a time in every big argument where both people realize that no ground is being gained and that the other person isn’t going to come around as easily as they had hoped. This is the perfect opportunity to take a little break and clear your head. It’s easy to get lost in an argument, but the best thing you can do when you come to a stand still is to take advantage of it. Whether that means going for a walk, sitting down to read a book, or spending a bit of time on a hobby, doing something to clear your head is always in your best interest.

Consider Your Argument Fully

You may have also realized that you get to a point in your argument where you almost forget what you’re even fighting about in the first place. If that’s the case, utilize the break that was mentioned above and think through your position. Consider your significant other’s stance as well. It is important to have thought through the issue rationally--and fully--and the best time to do that is while you’re both cooling off.

See a Therapist

Of course sometimes there’s just no two ways around it and you can’t find common ground. Marriage counseling is a great option in this case because it allows a third party to work with you in order to come to a resolution. Dealing with relationship problems can be tricky and many marital issues demand intervention so that the couple can move past their problems and find a solution that works. Making your way through your problems can be hard work, but going to couples counseling is one of the best ways to start making a positive change in your relationship.

Give Me a Call

Regardless of the situation you find yourself in, if you’re in need of a therapist in the Farmington Hills area, I’d be glad to speak with you. I’ve been helping people for over two decades and there’s nothing I’d love more than to help you work your way through whatever issue is causing you trouble. Give me a call today for a free half hour consultation!

Dealing with marital issues is just a fact of life for any two people who have chosen to spend their lives together. Regardless of how healthy your marriage is, there will inevitably come a time that is difficult to get through. The catalyst for the problem can appear in many different forms, but the fact remains that it is something you will have to deal with.

Fortunately for you, marriage counseling is one of my specialties. For over a quarter of a century I’ve been helping couples to work through their issues and come out stronger on the other side. With an expertise in family and relationship issues, there’s nothing I love more than providing couples with the counseling services they need to grow together.

Communication is Key

As you can probably imagine, when it comes to marriage counseling, I’ve pretty much seen it all. In that time I’ve grown to realize that everything comes back to communication. Being a good communicator--and taking the initiative to talk--can make such a massive difference in a relationship. With that in mind, there are a couple of tips I’d love to share with you on how you can grow to become an expert communicator. When two great communicators are in a relationship with one another, a marriage grows and blooms and there’s nothing better than that!

Know When to Chat

One of the biggest things you can do to improve your relationship is to know when the right time is to talk about an issue, and when the wrong time is. For example, you might want to wait to bring something up until later in the evening rather than doing it when your spouse has just gotten home from a long day at the office. Even if the day wasn’t particularly bad, he or she will likely need a minute to recharge. Timing is the key to great communication!

Use Your Ears

Similarly, it’s vitally important to know when to listen. Every good conversation is about hearing what the other person is actually saying. Being a good listener means that you are actually able to understand what your significant other is upset about--and it’s the right way to start making changes.

Ask Questions

In the heat of an argument, it can be hard to stay calm, but one of the best things you can do when you’re in a discussion with your spouse is to ask questions. Get specifics on what is making your loved one feel the way he or she feels. Asking questions often helps you to get to the heart of the issue and understand your partner that much better. It’s a win/win situation.

Couples Counseling Services Can Help

Regardless of the situation that you find yourself in in your marriage, marriage counseling can help to strengthen your bond and allow you to work through the issues that are holding you back. Schedule an appointment today. I look forward to hearing from you!

If you’re dealing with an anxiety disorder, it can often feel like life is getting difficult to navigate your way through. Whether you’ve been dealing with anxiety for a few weeks or for a significantly longer amount of time, it’s never a bad idea to take a look at a few tips that can help you to make it through to the other side.

That’s why in today’s blog I’d like to share a few of my favorite tips that I have found the most effective over the years for helping people who deal with anxiety attacks. It is often a challenge to put these ideas into practice, but trust me when I say that doing so can only bring you the relief you’re looking for. Without further ado, let’s take a look at the tips.

How to Deal With Anxiety

Take Deep Breaths

An often underrated method for dealing with many of life’s problems, making the time to take a deep breath can make a massive difference. Simply try to focus on your breathing, taking a deep breath in, holding it in for five seconds, then breathing out for five seconds. Repeat as many times as necessary and do your best to remain focused on what you’re doing.

This little trick can help whether you’re feeling stressed about work and need to take a quick mental health break or you are worrying about what tomorrow looks like.

Get Some Exercise

Why is it that people so often associate exercise with going for a run? While some are fortunate enough to have the desire--and ability--to take a jog, many of us would rather be doing...well, pretty much anything else. Fortunately there are many ways to get exercise in this day and age.

Whether that means a trip to the pool to swim laps, tossing a baseball around with friends, or going for a bike ride, the fact remains that a little bit of exercise can go a long way towards helping you deal with anxiety.

Eat Right

Now I’m not advocating that you only stick to roasted chicken and brussels sprouts, but in many instances the way your body and mind react to things is tied to how you’re eating. Work on getting a balanced diet that is full of good fats, green vegetables, and protein and stay away from carbs, sugar, caffeine, and alcohol as much as possible.

Little changes add up and go along way, after all!

Schedule an Appointment with a Therapist You Can Trust

At the end of the day, these tips aren’t anything revolutionary and chances are that you have heard them before. In many instances, the best thing to do if you’re dealing with anxiety is to seek out counseling services. Regardless of what you’re experiencing, I’m here to help you work through whatever life throws your way. Schedule an appointment today. I’d love the opportunity to provide you with more tips or to simply sit and listen. Either way, I’m looking forward to speaking with you!

If you are experiencing trouble in your relationship, you may have considered couples counseling. Whether you seem to be having the same argument on a regular basis or there has been some tension in agreeing on a particular topic, the fact of the matter is that it’s perfectly normal for a couple to disagree on different things. It’s what makes being in a relationship so wonderful. After all, being with someone who has the exact same opinions on you would be a little boring, wouldn’t it?

Living in close proximity to someone who thinks about things differently than you do is one of the best ways to grow as a person, but what happens when you start to realize there’s a problem? It could be that small things suddenly set you off and a huge argument ensues. Perhaps it’s triggered by the same thing on a regular basis. Whatever the situation looks like, does couples counseling actually help to make a real difference in a relationship? That’s the topic we would like to dig into a bit today, so keep reading to learn more.

Are You Seeking Counseling Services For Your Relationship?

The truth of the matter is that in many cases, having an unbiased outside party to help you work through things can be incredibly helpful. As a trained professional, I have plenty of experience in helping couples to get things back on track. It can often feel like an emotional web is built over time and it can be difficult to assess your true feelings to get to the root of the issue. It’s my job to help you untangle that web and help you to find the path to a more mature and healthy relationship with your significant other.

You deserve to be in a happy marriage with your partner and what I’ve found is that good communication is the key to your success. As children, we go to school to learn how to read and write, how to do math, and how to look at science, but what we don’t always learn is how to communicate effectively. After all, there isn’t usually a class specifically designed around helping you to listen and share your feelings!

Get a Free onsultation Today

As a trained psychologist, I would love nothing more than to help you introduce healthy communication into your relationship and build up your foundations of intimacy, respect, and love. You want to be with your partner and I would love nothing more than to help you work through your issues and find the solutions that work best for you.

Every couple is different and I treat every situation differently, but the end goal is the same--to provide you with the tools you need to get the most out of your relationship in the healthiest way possible. A meaningful relationship is truly a thing of beauty and if you’re having issues, don’t despair. Learn more about me and my practice in Farmington Hills, see what you can expect from couples counseling, and then give me a call at 248-237-6147 for a free half hour consultation. I look forward to hearing from you!

It’s not at all uncommon for a person to go to a doctor when they’re not feeling well, so why is the decision so tough for some when they are considering seeing a therapist? In this day and age, thankfully a therapy session is becoming more commonplace. As a matter of fact, recent estimates show that between five and six million Americans see a therapist on at least a somewhat regular basis.

Whether you’re suffering from a depression disorder, you’re dealing with anxiety over what is happening at work, or you aren’t sure how to work through a particular problem at home, the fact of the matter is that seeing a therapist can make a huge difference in your life. Yes, there seems to be a stigma attached to finding help when you need it, but the truth is that it can actually be incredibly freeing. If you’re on the fence about whether to see someone or not, then today’s blog is for you.

Why See a Therapist?

It Will Help You Unpack Your Thoughts

Sometimes the most important thing is to just be able to talk to someone about what’s going on. Perhaps you feel that you can’t discuss your situation with a friend, a loved one, or a family member because you’re not sure where to start. Heading to counseling services means that you’ll have someone who will sit and listen to what you’re going through, allowing you to get it all out in the open. Unpacking your own thoughts can be a huge challenge, but having someone who knows how to listen and guide the conversation might be exactly what you need.

You Will Have a Support System

You may feel that no one will really understand what you’re going through, but you might be surprised to find that your loved ones will be incredibly supportive of your decision to see a therapist. Having someone to talk to on a regular basis also means that you have a built in support system and seeing someone who has your best interests in mind is certainly never a bad thing.

It Is Effective

According to the American Psychological Association, therapy works and “the science and research are there to back it up.” If you know someone who has gone to therapy, ask them what it did to help and what kept them coming back. Chances are that you will find that the answer is that the person got quite a bit out of therapy and looked forward to speaking with their counselor.

Schedule a Time to Chat With Me

Don’t let a depression disorder overtake your life. You deserve to get the treatment you need. Whatever is causing apprehension pales in comparison to the feeling of freedom and relief that you can experience during therapy. Whatever your situation looks like, I’m here to talk to you--and your half hour consultation is free! Learn a bit more about me and then give me a call at 248-237-6147 and I’d be glad to discuss your situation with you. If you’re looking for a therapist in Farmington Hills or the surrounding area, I’d love nothing more than to chat with you.

No matter how well you get along with your spouse most of the time, the simple fact of the matter is that at some point or another, the person you love is going to annoy you. How you deal with this of course depends on a number of different factors, but living in such close proximity to another person often means that problems will inevitably arise. This can sometimes lead to more serious marriage problems and necessitate seeing a therapist for a couples counseling session.

The first thing to know is that this isn’t something you should be ashamed of. You learn how to read and write in school, but oftentimes people don’t take classes on how to be married to one another. Fortunately for you, seeing a marriage counselor might be exactly what you need to get back on the same page as your spouse.

What Is Couples Counseling?

Well, to put it simply, couples counseling exists with the simple goal of helping you and your spouse to reconcile anything in your lives that might be causing an issue. Of course this can be vastly different from couple to couple. Whereas one married couple might find that they strongly disagree about how to divide chores and that is the source of tension in their marriage, others might find that a lack of communication is what is causing an issue in the first place.

The good news is that no matter what type of couple you and your spouse are, there is always room to grow and improve. You likely made vows to love and respect one another and oftentimes counseling services are the perfect way to figure out how to do just that.

The Necessary Inredients in a Marriage

Intimacy, respect, love, and caring are all absolutely vital to enjoying a happy, healthy marriage that you enjoy. The goal, of course, is to give your affection to another person and to receive it in return, growing as individuals and as a couple, but what people don’t always tell you is that this is something that requires quite a bit of work. Can it be difficult? Sure. But is it worth it? Most definitely.

If you’ve been looking for a therapist in Farmington Hills who can help you to navigate your way through a difficult or challenging time in your relationship, look no further. Dr. Ron Rice has been helping couples of all kinds for quite some time and if you are in the middle of a tough time, the key is not to despair. The first step is always finding the help you need to get through things and emerge happily on the other side.

Trying couples therapy can be a challenging thing, but every marriage can truly be a wonderful thing of beauty with a little bit of hard work and effort from both parties. If you’d like to get a helping hand in making the most of your relationship, schedule an appointment today and enjoy a free half hour consultation. We look forward to hearing from you!

If you’re dealing with anxiety problems--whether it’s an anxiety disorder or even just the occasional issue that pops up from time to time--it can be really tricky to figure out how to approach the situation. Some of you may be wondering if an anxiety attack is the same as the panic attack and the answer is that while they are different, the overall feeling of helplessness can often be the same.

That’s why in today’s blog, we’d like to provide readers with a few tips on how to get over an anxiety attack. It can often feel like a massively frustrating situation, but Michigan clinical psychologist Dr. Ron Rice is here to help. You can schedule an appointment today and rest assured that you will soon be speaking with someone who knows the ins and outs of helping you to work your way through anxiety. But is there anything you can do on your own? We’ll take a look at this very question in today’s blog.

A Few Tips for Calming Yourself Down

After you have experienced an anxiety attack, you might find that it’s a subject that dominates your thoughts. Therefore you need something to help you push past that and into a better headspace. Fortunately for you, our tips might be just the thing to do the trick.

Zone Out

Sometimes there’s nothing better than simply turning your brain off for awhile. Although many people agree that too much mindless television is not a good thing, sometimes it can be exactly what a person needs. In this day and age, there are plenty of shows you can find that should fit the bill perfectly. Throw it on, lounge on the couch, and turn your brain off for awhile.

Grab a Book

Other times you might just want to allow your brain to head in a different direction and that’s where grabbing a good book can do the trick. Perhaps it’s a new book from your favorite author. Maybe it’s a classic that you checked out from the library. Either way, the end result is getting engrossed in something that allows you to use a different part of your brain and enjoy getting lost in a great story.

Take a Walk

If television and reading aren’t your thing, maybe taking a walk will be exactly what you need. Plus it’s a good excuse to give your dog some exercise! Grab your walking shoes and take a walk around your neighborhood. You might see something you didn’t even know existed! Or, of course, you could find a trail and head out for a hike, allowing you to do your body and your mind some good.

Schedule an Appointment

No matter what situation you might find yourself in, Dr. Ron Rice is the therapist who can help. Perhaps best of all, you can get a free half hour consultation to see if you’d like to utilize our counseling services to work through any issues that you may have. Reach out today to schedule an appointment!