As Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists, we learn in our training that it can take couples on average 7 years to get help. This is similar to how long it may take to start sex therapy, although sometimes it might take even longer! Don’t make the same mistake. Sure, it can be nerve racking to…

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We wrote a summary of the four horsemen to predict divorce and an earlier post. We’d like to keep expanding on this important topic of communication patterns in relationships. The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse are: Criticism: An example of a critical statement is, “You’re so selfish” Defensiveness: When you’re feeling defensive, you might say, “Its not my…

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On an episode of Dr. Phil in 2012, Dr. David Ley appeared to discuss sexual desire and monogamy. Dr. David Ley explained a huge component of attraction, facial symmetry. Women are more attracted to people with facial symmetry, as our brains analyze symmetry as having good DNA to reproduce with.  Dr. Phil asked David Ley,…

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by Taylor Spaziani – Respark’s Clinical Manager & Intake Specialist  Brene Brown is what she calls a “researcher-storyteller,” and in her Ted Talk “The Power of Vulnerability,” she discusses her 6-year research on vulnerability. As a social worker, Brene was always told to lean into the discomfort of her work, but she wants to be…

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Why We Go to Therapy in the Midst of a Global Pandemic by Taylor Spaziani, Respark Intake Coordinator Being in the middle of surviving a global pandemic has all of us humans feeling all over the place with our emotions. Our feelings are riding a roller coaster ride, and we’re beginning to feel as if…

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by Taylor Spaziani, Respark Intake Specialist On Friday March 27th, 2020 we held our very first Free Respark Support Group to support those struggling through the trying times of the COVID-19 Pandemic. From our support group we shared personal stories and struggles and exchanged strategies and techniques for how to stay uplifted during this time. …

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