Codependency: Learn about the signs & characteristics of codependent relationships, and how to recover from them

Codependency is a bit of a buzzword—a term we hear mentioned frequently but may not quite understand. Perhaps you think you know: It’s when two partners can’t function without each other, right? Not quite—and it’s not the same as relationship anxiety.   Understanding codependent behaviors starts with examining how they can…

Are relationships between empaths and narcissists always toxic?

As the adage goes, opposites attract… or do they? From horoscopes, classic rom-coms, and even our dating app preferences, many of us seem almost obsessed with our personality types and who we are (and aren’t) compatible with.  Now consider an unlikely romantic relationship between two people with personality types that…

How do you become an LGBTQIA+ ally?

June is Pride Month, a time to celebrate and achieve equal justice and opportunity for the LGBTQIA+ community. You can show your support this month (and year-round) by serving as an LGBTQIA+ ally. Be open-minded and don’t shy away from asking questions — make it clear that you support the…

Empathic responding (or active listening) in counseling: A basic, yet essential response for counselors to master in their practice

Have you ever wondered what makes for a positive therapist-client relationship and an overall successful therapy journey? Maybe you’re a past/present therapy client who wants to better understand how this process works. Maybe you’re considering therapy and you’re hoping for some insight that’ll help you start believing in the journey….

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