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5 Ways to Take Your Relationship to the Next Level

If you’re seeking a deeper connection with your partner, try these 5 things to take it to the next level!

 

1. Turn towards each other

 

World-renowned couples researchers, John and Julie Gottman, have found that couples who make active attempts to connect with one another had better outcomes and happier marriages than those who didn’t. “Turning towards” one another simply means responding to your partners bid for attention. Let’s say your partner comes home from a long day and says, “Ugh, today was simply the worst.” You are left with a choice:

4 Ways to Increase Happiness with IFS Therapy

Internal Family Systems therapy (IFS) is not simply a way of working in therapy, it’s a lifestyle change. IFS helps to, not only heal past emotional injuries, but it becomes a new way of being with yourself and the world. This type of therapy has been proven to be beneficial on many levels and here are 4 specific ways that IFS can help to bring more peace and balance into your life:

1) Calm the internal chaos 

 

Have you ever had the experience of being at war with yourself; when the courage

7 Ways to Integrate Mindfulness in 2015

Mindfulness is a concept that has been around for centuries, but has gained popularity in western cultures over the last few decades. It’s a powerful practice that has proven to change lives and help to step out of the past or the future, and step into the present.

 

What is mindfulness?

 

In order to examine mindfulness, it’s best to first look at what it means to be mindless. Mindlessness is ingrained in our culture and is promoted by our chaotic schedules and unprecedented expectations. Have you ever realized after you came home

Grief: The Silent Struggle

 

This time of year is beautiful; the air is crisp and the trees paint the streets with hues of yellow and orange. Although I know that Colorado will provide many more summer-like days, a part of me grieves the loss of the long summer days. Much like the weather in the beautiful state of Colorado, nothing in life ever stays the same. Change is the only constant in our lives.

 

Whether it’s a career change or an evolving relationship, change is a natural part of life that all of us struggle with

Self-Worth & Partnerships

Often times my own personal journey intersects with my client’s journeys and leads me down a path of exploration and discovery. Recently, this path has led me to an exploration of intimate partnerships, self-worth, and what causes us to seek out specific types of individuals to share our lives with.

 

Much like the cheesy chick-flicks, I believe that we are all inclined to want to share our lives with another person. However, unlike romantic comedies, the hard part begins when the credits roll; once you find your prince (or princess) charming

The Great Search for “Happiness”

“The grass is always greener on the other side” — such a simple saying, but one that holds so much ground in today’s society. So many of us search for the eluded “happiness” that is believed to be right around the corner. If we could just get that job, finish that degree, get that promotion, get married, have kids, reach retirement, etc. we would all be so much happier, right? But once you reach the “greener” pasture, is it really what will provide you with the happiness you have always

Continuing the Conversation

The term “Psychotherapy” is derived from the Greek words for soul and healing. Psychotherapy has been around for a very long time and has been used in the treatment of an array of mental disorders. In today’s day and age, there tends to be a focus on the treatment of disorders and chronic mental unrest via the pharmacological and medical realm. But what are we missing by just treating the symptoms and not addressing the underlying causes behind what we can see on the surface? Research has shown for decades