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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 shouldn’t. Maybe I’m…

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 Chuck never would have found their way back to…

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 short, it could be that you’re only focusing…

Finding the Gifts in Our Difficulties: Meditation and Awareness

Identifying “What Is” Awareness is an essential tool we bring to the task, and is itself something we must cultivate. It does not spring fully-formed from our minds, like Athena from Zeus’s head. It’s as much a fruit of the garden as it is the sieve we use to sort…

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 things that really help facilitate that connection, especially…

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. Read: Back to Basics, Depression 101 A lot of us struggle with negative mental…

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 do has something to do…

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 process, and making sense of it is unique to your…