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Intercultural Marriages: How to Make It Work

  According to  the Census Bureau, “one in five married households has at least one spouse who was born outside the United States. Three states and the District of Columbia have 12% or more households where one spouse is American-born and the other is not”. The Census Bureau reported  21% of married households in the… Read More Intercultural Marriages: How to Make It Work

anxiety, couples therapy, LMFT Albany, relationship, Uncategorized

How to Help A Spouse With Anxiety.

  Did you know that anxiety is the leading mental health disorder in the United States?  According to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America, more than 18% of the population is struggling with anxiety in various ways. The question is, how then is anxiety affecting couples? How anxiety and stress affect couples Anxiety is… Read More How to Help A Spouse With Anxiety.

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Effective Communication Skills For Couples.

  The value of effective communication in a couple cannot be overemphasized. If a couple is having issues in their marriage and they seek services of a counselor, most of the sessions will be focused on improving their communication.   Communication Tips for Couples. Some fundamental communication tips can enhance the intimate experience of a… Read More Effective Communication Skills For Couples.

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Intercultural Relationships= Cat + dog ?

  A good marriage requires respect for differences.  In intercultural relationships, respect and tact are essential to prevent misunderstanding. Even with the best intentions, misunderstandings often happen. Approaching this with humor, we can say that, if relationships between dogs are complicated, relationships between cats and dogs are more complicated.  Couples who are nervous about their obvious cultural differences may… Read More Intercultural Relationships= Cat + dog ?

couples therapy, Gambling addiction, LMFT Albany, relationship, Uncategorized

The Effects of Gambling on the Socioeconomic Status.

The Effects of Gambling on the Socioeconomic Status of a Person Problem gambling has a myriad of challenges on a person. However, the socioeconomic effects are the most evident. This is because they trickle down to every other aspect of the individual’s life. In the recent years, gambling has become more acceptable as a recreational… Read More The Effects of Gambling on the Socioeconomic Status.

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The Ultimate Self-Help Guide for Problem Gambling

  Gambling is a way to socialize with people at the local casino joint. It is also an alternative way to have fun and pass the time. However, these perceived benefits are negligible when the social life starts to crumble down due to problem gambling. The following steps will guide you on the journey to… Read More The Ultimate Self-Help Guide for Problem Gambling

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When couples fail to connect.

  Relationship problems are extremely stressful for most people. Some couples separate or divorce after long distress. Some couples distressed about their relationships look for therapy hoping that therapy can rescue them from misery. As a matter of fact, these couples have good potential to restore their partnership. There are several initial steps couples need… Read More When couples fail to connect.

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Welcome.

Do you feel that you are missing some important skills? Assertiveness? Communication skills? Insight in your own motives? Are you also the type of person who wants action, not just spending years in therapy? Learning and implementing new ways of living with people is what I specialize in. I am very attuned to each individual, so whether you are soft… Read More Welcome.

couples therapy, disagreement, Effective communication skills, Gratitude, LMFT Albany, Multicultural relationships, muticultural marriage, relationship, sex, Uncategorized

How to create a trust in your relationship from the early stage. Pre-marital counseling tips

  Are you open and honest about your past and present?   Are you sharing your goals for the future with your partner?    Or are you expecting that your partner will fix your problems and compensate for your shortcomings—perhaps without disclosing these expectations to him or her?    If so, you could be setting yourself up for… Read More How to create a trust in your relationship from the early stage. Pre-marital counseling tips

anxiety, couples therapy, disagreement, Effective communication skills, Gratitude, LMFT Albany, Multicultural relationships, muticultural marriage, relationship, Uncategorized

Does couples therapy work?

A number of factors affect  therapy outcomes, including   Willingness to change; the extent of relationship problems, and the clients’ readiness to apply techniques learned during the sessions. While marriage therapy may work well  for one couple, other couples may not experience such good results. Nonetheless,  the following statistics can help  to determine whether or… Read More Does couples therapy work?