People call me all the time to ask what to do about their partner— “how can I make Him or Her change? Of course, no one can make someone else change. We can only change ourselves. However, if we … [Read more...] about How Does Change In Couples Happen?
Traditional psychology has believed since time began that problems exist within individuals. This DSM descriptions of mental problems is built on this theory. However, with the rise of the « Systems … [Read more...] about How Does Marriage Counseling Help Communication?
Whether therapy works or not is like posing the question, does medicine work? I would see that as “ what medicine are you picking?” And “for what purpose?” I explain to people who call me, in answer … [Read more...] about Whether therapy works or not is like posing the question, does medicine work?
Women ask me all the time,”why does my husband get so defensive when I get mad at him?” To begin with, I don’t find anger to be a very useful emotion to be used with anyone. Possibly at times with … [Read more...] about Why Are Men So Sensitive To Female Anger?
I have developed my Universal Truths over my 33 years of practice. See which ones you are using! By: Susan Adams M.Ed. The world is unfair but predictable. Success means being … [Read more...] about Universal Truths
By: Susan Adams M.Ed. The Art of Making Other People Feel Good Did you know that there are only two ways to build your own self-esteem? One is by being listened to with respect. The other is by doing … [Read more...] about The Art of Making Others Feel Good
Recently a woman contacted me about her husband’s infidelity. They had been doing prior work with a female therapist who encouraged her anger. She told the husband that his wife was understandably … [Read more...] about Anger in Infidelity – But Don’t I Have a Right to My Anger?
The objective of this article is to explain the nature of depression and its treatment. By: Susan Adams M.Ed. Begin By Understanding Depression Summary: Depression is a brain disorder that affects … [Read more...] about Understanding Depression
People call me all the time asking me, “where are you located” or even first, “how much do you charge?” Both questions are important. However, the MOST important question often isn’t asked which is … [Read more...] about Relationship Problems And What Do You Do?
Why Boundaries Are Important You may be one of those people who has a hard time asking others to do anything. You may also have a hard time saying "no" if asked by someone else to do something. Many … [Read more...] about Asking for Help & Setting Boundaries