Unplugging: A Clients Journey!

Dealing with anxiety, depression and the loss of a relationship while being twenty something is difficult!  Potentially more so with social media pressure in which the millennium generation has grown up and surrounds themselves within. However, I have been working with an extremely unusual and amazing client that has taken a risk with several beneficial […]

The Value of Obsessing About an Affair

I have been working with many couples in my office regarding difficult issues in their marriages and partnerships. NO other break in connection or relationship is as traumatic than the initial shock of finding out your partner is having an affair.  Many of my initial sessions or even phone calls, center around a desire to […]

Americans are more Tired and Exhausted..Are You?

  What’s going on with US? Americans are even More Tired and Exhausted than Ever! Take a look at the latest from Pew Research Center on the statics of working parents and balancing family life.  Most American’s are still struggling with balancing life, family, while promoting a career at the same time.  Research suggests, dual […]

Dating Tips for While in a Co-Parenting Situation

I have been working with so many clients on the issue of co-parenting and the struggles that families are facing.  For many, managing the different structures, emotional and physical barriers that children must deal with when living between the two worlds of parents after divorce for the adults, let alone children!   As adults and […]

The Art of Intimacy: Perhaps…Being Playful and Flirting with your Partner!

  As we approach the Holidays, so many of my clients are “busy”, going to parties, working, and finding no time for each other let alone intimacy with their partners! I can completely understand and find myself feeling the same way with my husband. Ester Perel, a leading therapist, author and expert on intimacy, sex […]

The Suicide Epidemic: 2016 Why is it 4 times more likely to hit the males in our lives?

As a Marriage and Family therapist, I work with individuals, couples, families, adolescents on a daily basis but suicide has hit my family on a personal level. My husband lost his son to suicide over 9 years ago and my 21 year old son has lost 6 friends to suicide since the age of 14, […]

Would you like to be More POSITIVE? Do you know someone who is Negative?

      There are emotional and physical health risks of being too negative! Most people who are highly negative will in fact deny that they are negative! There is an approach that has been proven to work with these types of clients; it is to teach them to be more emotionally intelligent thru the […]

Feeding Inner Strengths building New Positive Traits: Another Step in a Mindfulness Practice

Dr. Rick Hanson, in his latest article in Psychotherapy Networker Week in Review: 9/5 – 9/9, discusses how we weave together new inner traits based on brain science, neuro-biology, experiences that we go thru and a desire to make changes in our life.  What we choose to feed our brain on a daily basis, will […]

How Political Leanings Boil Down to Moral Beliefs and Group Loyalties Ryan Howes • 9/6/2016

Take a look at this interesting article and link to a view that might enlighten us or at least give us a different view,  during this election time of the year!   Carolyn www.collaboratecounseling.com 720 323 2603   https://psychotherapynetworker.org/blog/details/1009/understanding-the-roots-of-political-differences?utm_source=Silverpop&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=091016_pn_i_rt_WIR_throttled10am

Mindfulness Practice: Some Simple but Effective Exercises to Slow Down and Practice being Mindful!

      Mindfulness Practice: Some Simple but Effective Exercises to Slow Down and Practice being Mindful! What is Mindfulness? I  talk about being mindful in sessions quite a bit and hope that my clients try to implement a piece of mindfulness every day into their life’s, but why?  What are the  benefits and why […]

This heartwarming video reminds us of what’s truly important in life

The author believes that the only guide to keep us secure and happy is love and his message is that we should not postpone it but let the ’carpe diem’ motto enter our universe.  Enjoy the message of love, bonding, lifelong connection and story the author portrays between this lovely couple!   https://brightside.me/video/this-heartwarming-video-reminds-us-of-whats-truly-important-in-life-167505/

Couples Who Have the Best Sex Have This in Common

  “For spouses or partners who have been together for many years, their sex lives have a lot to do with how they interact outside of the bedroom. A recent study finds that couples’ levels of responsiveness—how attentive they are toward each other and how special they make each other feel—is directly associated with how much they […]

Teaching Good Behaviors to Kids!

Here is a great tool and fun activity for you and your young children to do together while also helping them to learn how to do chores around the house and learn good behaviors. Instead of arguing and dealing with whining behavior..make it fun! Remember, creating new habits takes 21 days!   How do you […]

Sex! What comes first..Desire or Arousal?

As I have been working with both individual and couples in my practice, the issue of intimacy and sexuality comes up quite often. Our needs as humans for connection, touch and intimacy is hard wired into our brains from birth. Working with individuals from the ages of three to 76 years young, I see this […]

Success Factors for WORK: Take the Success Factor Scale test!

75% of job success can be predicted from a person’s overall work optimism, positive engagement, and support provision. (Shawn Achor, http://goodthinkinc.com/) Did you think it was hard work that got you a promotion? Most people do. Or perhaps a relationship with the “right” person can introduce you to the next company will take you to the […]

What Google Learned From Its Quest to Build the Perfect Team

New research reveals surprising truths about why some work groups thrive and others falter. Google Work Teams discovered that creating psychological safety at work, creating and allowing emotional bonding and safe Internationale communications impacted their work teams in positive and successful ways. Read the full article here

Mindfulness expert Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn defines “What is mindfulness?”

Mindfulness expert Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn defines “What is mindfulness?” and discusses the hard work and rewards of practicing mindfulness.

Find a job/Career that Aligns with your Values!

BY TOMAS CHAMORRO-PREMUZIC Most of us want to feel the work we do is in some way meaningful, but many of us probably don’t. With employee engagement figures in the toilet and the majority of workers open to considering a new job, it appears there’s a high demand for better and more purposeful work. So […]

Ring in 2016: 10 Enriching Relationship Ideals!

Start 2016 off with a new daily exercise listing 3 events that you’re grateful for and why. See what  happens as a result of creating this new attitude of gratitude. The small change can have major impact on your daily life and the people around you! The Happiness Advantage: The Seven Principles of Positive Psychology […]

The Truth about Divorce in the U.S. & the Potential Impact on Children & Families: Part I:

This is a article published in Outlook Magazine. Have you heard the Good news about the TRUE Divorce Rates in America? The estimated rates for divorce supported even by the US Bureau of the Census have been has high as 60 to 70% for marriages. However, reported in The GOOD NEWS ABOUT MARRIAGES, (2014) SHAUTNI […]