Am I Allowed to Be Happy? Even When My Spouse is Depressed?

Am I Allowed to Be Happy? Even When My Spouse is Depressed?

One thing we see over and over again with our clients is the guilt one spouse has when they are trying to be happy and their spouse is depressed. What to do? How do you overcome the feeling like you’re leaving them behind? What about “in sickness and in health?”.

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What Does Mental Health Mean?

What Does Mental Health Mean?

I like to think of mental health as mental fitness. We have to work WITH our minds to build mental strength. Just like we have to do push-ups, sit-ups, squats and lunges to build our physical strength, we have to do the work to gain awareness of our thoughts, feelings and actions so we can be mentally stronger.

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How to Know if Therapy is Working

How to Know if Therapy is Working

If you found a therapist that is a good fit, does it automatically mean that you will get better? And how can you tell if you are or if you aren’t? These are not simple questions since success in therapy looks very different case by case for many reasons.


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Is This Therapist For Me?: Finding the Right Fit

Is This Therapist For Me?: Finding the Right Fit


While everyone’s experience of therapy is different, there are fundamental things that should be happening in your therapy room: you should feel heard, understood, safe, and respected. 

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