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

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Accepting change   Not many things containing the words “long distance” are easy or come naturally, least of all maintaining relationships. However it is possible and it can work. You have to accept certain things when you take the step or should I say plunge into the world of long distance co-parenting. If you are

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Sadly many people go through high conflict divorces; equally unfortunately this can often transition in to a high conflict situation for co-parenting. High conflict in the context of marriage, divorce and co-parenting generally refers to aggression, tension and bad feeling between parents. Something I’ve talked about before is doing your best to shield your children

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These are going to seem obvious whilst simultaneously at times seeming completely impossible. Frustration, passion and bitterness all get in the way of trying to do the right thing and cloud judgement. That being said, no matter the situation you need to shield your kids from what you can for their own mental wellbeing.  

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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

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  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

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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

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  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

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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,

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      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

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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

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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! 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

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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/

  “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

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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

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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

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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

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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?” and discusses the hard work and rewards of practicing mindfulness.