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5 Steps to Forgiveness

5 Steps to Forgiveness

They say that you shouldn’t give your trust out for free—that you should only trust someone after they’ve earned it. I’ve never really followed this rule. I take a quite opposite route actually and simply trust those who haven’t showed me that I can’t or that I...
5 Steps to Ask for Forgiveness.

5 Steps to Ask for Forgiveness.

Apologies are important. Without them (and consequent forgiveness of course) Corey and Topanga couldn’t have grown their relationship into marriage on Boy Meets World, Meredith and Derek wouldn’t have made it past the first season of Grey’s Anatomy, and Blair and...
Anatomy of an Apology

Anatomy of an Apology

If you’re human, you’ve probably found yourself needing to apologize to someone at some point. Apologies are a bedrock of healthy human interactions. But in spite of the most sincere intentions, our sorry sometimes proves inadequate. If your apologies tend to fall...
5 Methods for Building a Positive Emotional Connection with Your Kids

5 Methods for Building a Positive Emotional Connection with Your Kids

TRANSCRIPT: Hi, I’m Lisa Shankman, a therapist here at Thriveworks. As a parent and therapist that’s worked with many families, I’ve found one of the most important things for families is building a really positive emotional connection. I’ve identified a few different...
3 Ways to Be in The Moment, with Atlanta Counselor TJ Prince

3 Ways to Be in The Moment, with Atlanta Counselor TJ Prince

TRANSCRIPT: Ok, with great respect and great love, I’d like to great each and every one of you out there. I thought I’d take a few minutes and talk about the importance of mindfulness in psychotherapy. A lot of us struggle with negative mental diets. Our inner...
The Importance of Trust in Therapy, with Atlanta Counselor Chris Waters

The Importance of Trust in Therapy, with Atlanta Counselor Chris Waters

TRANSCRIPT: Hi, I’m Chris Waters and I work here at Thriveworks. I think the most important thing I’ve found over the last 30 years is that relational trust dynamics has affected our individual lives, our relationships both personal and at work, and that everything we...
Crisis Is Not a Disaster; it’s an Opportunity for Change

Crisis Is Not a Disaster; it’s an Opportunity for Change

By, Counselor Teresa J. Cooper, M.A., LPC-MHSP — Thriveworks Knoxville While you may be in the midst of a persona crisis, the sky isn’t really falling. A crisis can be big or small, but most often the “crises” we experience aren’t disasters,...
A Tip for Making Life Changes, with Counselor Justin Hall LPC

A Tip for Making Life Changes, with Counselor Justin Hall LPC

By Justin Hall, LPC — Thriveworks Knoxville When looking to make changes in your life, think about the healthy or new things in your life you want to include instead of focusing on the areas of our life that you want to quit. This approach will help you to take a more...
7 Steps to True Forgiveness

7 Steps to True Forgiveness

What are the steps to true forgiveness? Yesterday, we talked about how forgiveness is actually a process, not a singular action. Of course, that begs the question, “What is the process of forgiveness?” There are myriad approaches to understanding this...