Articles By Eric & Erica

Couples, Marriages & Relationships

Couples, Marriages & Relationships

Tips to Resolve Communication Problems in Relationships

Effective Communication Can Be Learned; It Will Improve Your Relationship.Communication issues are one of the most common reasons why couples seek marriage therapy. Couples therapy is a safe environment to identify and understand negative communication patterns in your relationship. Your marriage therapist can also help you learn and nurture positive communication skills such as active …Read More

Couples, Marriages & Relationships

Overcome Common Obstacles in Couples Therapy and Counseling

Preparation Is Key – Both Practically and MentallyThe process of couples therapy or marriage counseling can be emotionally draining, life altering and, quite simply, sometimes frustrating and ultimately rewarding. When couples come to Eric & Erica, Husband & Wife Team of Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists, they often have different goals, expectations and tolerance levels. …Read More

Couples, Marriages & Relationships

When Your Partner Is Not Ready For Therapy & Counseling

With The Right Motivation, Therapy Is Possible For All CouplesWhen a couple hires a real estate broker, their goal is the same: they both want to buy or sell their house. When a couple hires a babysitter, their goal is the same: they both want to ensure the safety and well-being of their child. Likewise, …Read More

Couples, Marriages & Relationships

Separating Myth From Reality In Couple’s Therapy

Facts vs. Fiction – Eric & Erica Clear Up The ConfusionThe desire to keep and grow a healthy couple relationship is at the core of why two people come together to form a union. In good times, it’ easy for couples to focus on the positive aspects of the relationship and to sidestep any potholes. …Read More

Couples, Marriages & Relationships

Treating High Conflict Couples In Therapy

Top Ways We Work With High-Conflict CouplesIn an ideal setting, couples who come to therapy or marriage counseling would be able to leave their heightened emotions at the office door and embark on a calm, thoughtful and articulate exploration of their feelings and behaviors that have impacted their relationship. Unfortunately, real life is far different. When …Read More

Teenagers, Parenting & Family Issues

Teenagers, Parenting & Family Issues

Parenting a Child with Special Needs

Parental Unmet Expectations & Coping With RealityTypically when a child is born into a family, the proud parents of this newborn child are beyond words. Parents often idealize in their minds what it would be like to raise that child, nurture and coddle with their child. Then the obvious happens: the child either conforms to …Read More

Teenagers, Parenting & Family Issues

Split & Divided Loyalties: What Damages Children Most in Divorce

Children Often Feel Divided Loyalties During & After DivorceLoyalties are always tested in divorce. The process is difficult on adults and families. Loyalties are greatly tested on the couple’s sons and daughters. Children of all ages, but especially those who are minors or still living at home, can be traumatized by divorce. They often are …Read More

Teenagers, Parenting & Family Issues

How to Heal the Mother-Daughter Relationship

Mother-Daughter Relationship Are Often Times Rocky & ChallengingThe goal of having a strong mother-daughter relationship is common to almost all cultures, races and ethnicities. From the moment a child is born from their mother’s womb, the bond of attachment begins to form. During the time of early nurturing from their mother, babies form connections and …Read More

Teenagers, Parenting & Family Issues

Divorce effects on children: How to help your child cope

Preparation Is Key – Both Practically and MentallyThe process of getting divorced is emotionally draining, life altering and, quite simply, often frustrating and scary. No divorce is ever as simple as going on a first date, deciding that the other person is not compatible for you and never calling that person for a second date. …Read More

Teenagers, Parenting & Family Issues

Young Children’s Emotional Experience During & After Divorce

Children Often Feel The Emotional Impact During & After DivorceDivorce is a traumatic event that creates upheaval in the family system and can cause a myriad of altering life changes upon children. Whether the children are young, middle aged or adolescents that feeling of ‘togetherness’ as a unit becomes ripped apart.  While you can’t control …Read More

Teenagers, Parenting & Family Issues

Effective Co-Parenting After Divorce: How to Succeed

Co-Parenting After Divorce Is Best For ChildrenActress Gwyneth Paltrow and her former spouse, Coldplay front man Chris Martin, lit up social media outlets recently when they shared a family photo of themselves with their children. The former celebrity couple made headlines in 2014 when they announced they were “consciously uncoupling” after 10 years of marriage …Read More

Therapy Related Issues

Therapy Related

Gender Differences & Similarities in Counseling & Therapy

How Men and Women Experience the Process of PsychotherapyFor most people, day-to-day life is loaded with stress. Family and relationship issues, pressures at school and work, health concerns, and financial struggles put our resilience to the test almost every day. We are equipped with coping strategies that generally protect us from excessive stress and manage everyday …Read More

Therapy Related

Top 10 Myths About Therapy And Counseling

Myth vs. Reality…For many of us, daily life is loaded with challenges. While we are equipped with strategies to cope with stress, some of our issues are too disturbing to be handled without help. Most people have a good understanding of what going to therapy involves. However, several myths around psychotherapy may prevent you from getting …Read More

Therapy Related

Divorce effects on children: How to help your child cope

Divorce Is Hard on Everyone – Especially ChildrenParents choose to divorce – children have no choice. Therefore, it is very important to always keep the focus on your children’s best interest. When parents focus on what is best for them, what they want, or getting revenge/being spiteful, rather than on the best interest of their …Read More

Therapy Related

How Divorce Affects Men and Women

Men and Women Divorce For Different – But Equally Valid – ReasonsIn heterosexual marriages, women begin the divorce process in greater numbers than men.  Why? It seems counterintuitive since we have been bombarded with messages that women, in general, want long-term, stable relationships and marriages, while men, on the other hand, are more apt to …Read More

Therapy Related

The Unique Needs Of Lawyers In Counseling And Therapy In Divorce

Professionals Have Unique Issues Helped By TherapyLawyers, Doctors, Accountants, Dentists and other Professionals are often viewed by society as strong, powerful, indestructible, and wholly self-reliant. However, reality is often quite the opposite. As an attorney and Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Eric has lived under that image and pressure. A self-maintained stigma that we can’t ask …Read More

Therapy Related

How to Deal With The Emotional Impact of Selling or Buying Your Home

Couples Often Are Not Prepared For Emotional RollercoasterA variety of emotions can motivate homebuyers and sellers. For some, it is an unwanted or unexpected experience from a change in careers, lost of a job or change in job location. Others reasons that couples may not welcome the sale or purchase of a home can be …Read More

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How Emotional Intelligence Affects the Quality and Length of Relationships

Emotional Intelligence Impacts Our Daily RelationshipsEmotional intelligence (EQ or EI), appears to be more important than IQ for your happiness and success in life. Studies show that people with highly developed emotional intelligence have more successful relationships and perform better at work. In short, your EQ profoundly impacts all aspects of your life, and you …Read More

Therapy Related

The Power Of Vulnerability

Feeling Vulnerable Can Be Scary – But Will Create Deeper & Stronger Relationships With Loved Ones. The term “vulnerable” means having the ability to show up and put yourself in situations that you would have never imagined doing in the first place. Being vulnerable allows for rejection and transparence of one’s self. It is never easy …Read More

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