Common dysfunctions of families

Dysfunctional families can exhibit various patterns of behavior and communication that hinder healthy functioning and emotional well-being. While each family is unique in its dynamics, there are several common ways in which a family can become dysfunctional. When clients approach Progress Counseling for family therapy, one of our therapists will help assess goals, history, “what … Read more

Couples Counseling

Couples Counseling

Couples counseling, also known as couples therapy or relationship counseling, is a form of therapy that aims to help couples resolve conflicts, improve communication, and strengthen their relationship. There are several different types of couples counseling approaches and techniques that therapists may utilize based on their training and the specific needs of the couple. Here … Read more

How do I know if I need therapy?

There is no single answer to this question as everyone’s needs and experiences are unique. However, if you are experiencing emotional distress, challenges in relationships or primary life roles, or if you feel like you are struggling to cope with everyday life, it may be a good idea to consider seeking therapy. Here are some … Read more

Giving emotions attention

Emotions and their story

Giving a particular emotion (or experience of it, the story behind it, the feelings about the feeling) is incredibly hard for people who have been socialized like me — the left-brain types, analytical, logical, cognitively focused and attuned usually have a hard time just “feeling their feelings.” The attached caption is a symbol in reference … Read more

5 items to keep out of the bedroom

Couples counseling sometimes overlaps with seemingly unimportant decisions about where to store the cutlery, which drawer to use, whether to keep the toaster in the cupboard when it’s not in use, and so on. Intimate relationships experience significant ruptures over these mundane things. Related to this, difficulty in the bedroom can be a catastrophe for … Read more

How do I choose a therapist?

Choosing the right therapist can be a crucial step in your mental health journey. Here are some steps to get started, some supporting thoughts for determining what “fit” means for you,” and some ideas for next steps: Remember that finding the right therapist can take time, but it’s worth the effort to find someone who … Read more

What is EMDR?

EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) is a type of therapy that has been shown to be effective in treating PTSD (Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder). EMDR aims to help individuals process and overcome traumatic experiences by addressing the way that the brain stores and processes memories. During an EMDR session, the therapist guides the individual through … Read more