6 tips to have your voice heard

6 tips to have your voice heard

Is it hard for you to have your voice heard? I often hear people share that they feel like they aren’t listened to and that their voice is not heard or taken seriously. There can be many dynamics in relationships that cause this, especially if it has been a...
4 Dysfunctional phrases to stop saying

4 Dysfunctional phrases to stop saying

As a therapist, I hear a lot of dysfunctional phrases when people communicate. Many people say things without thinking about the message they’re sending. Some will blurt phrases out of their mouths without any awareness of how it could be taken. This leads to...
Asking questions for connection

Asking questions for connection

My husband and I often joke that I am a “professional question asker”. My job as a therapist is to get to know and understand people on a much deeper level in order to help them with issues in their life. Many times in my work, I have to teach people about...
How do you make meaning of things?

How do you make meaning of things?

Do you like puzzles? I do! Honestly that’s a big part of my job. I puzzle piece together what I hear people say and how they feel to help them understand what is happening. I make meaning of things people don’t naturally see and use it to enhance their...
Be careful little mouth what you say

Be careful little mouth what you say

Words can be uplifting and degrading. They can be inspiring and painful. Words can cause a smile and tears. Words are like toothpaste because once they are out there, you can’t take them back. It can be hard to control your words, but it is important due to how...
Speak the Truth in Love

Speak the Truth in Love

Have you ever noticed that the Bible gives us communication guidance and advice? God’s Word helps us understand more about God and what it means to follow Him.  It also guides us on His plan for us as His children and how we should be in relationship with Him...