“Keep your thoughts positive because your thoughts become your words. Keep your words positive because your words become your behavior. Keep your behavior positive because your behavior becomes your habits. Keep your habits positive because your habits become your values. Keep your values positive because your values become your destiny.” – Mahatma Gandhi Note –…

When the sun is shining, and the days are longer, many people find themselves in a lighter and more positive mood. With the warm weather and more free time during the summer months, you might be considering making some positive changes in your life. One option you may be contemplating is starting therapy. But the…

The term “narcissist” gets thrown around a lot in bad relationships and on social media. But what makes a person a narcissist? How do we deal with it? At Hear to Heal I can provide you with insight, resources and how to manage a narcissist. Is there something that is driving you towards a narcissistic…

In the realm of psychological healing and personal growth, the landscape is rich with diverse therapeutic modalities that aim to help individuals navigate their internal landscapes and heal past wounds. Two powerful approaches that have garnered attention in recent years are Internal Family Systems (IFS) therapy and Matrix Reimprinting. Individually, they offer unique perspectives and…

Intimacy and Meaning “You are the intimacy and meaning you seek.” It’s the need to protect and control that prevents us from being real. Without the willingness to be vulnerable, to be without defenses, to be open to whatever arises, we cannot discover the meaning and intimacy within ourselves. Meaning and intimacy are often sought…

Many college students are so excited to reach the end of the semester, to be free of studying and school obligations, that they don’t take a minute to anticipate what the transition will be like. For many it’s harder than they expected, and you may be thrown off by not feeling as good as you…

Unconditional Positive Regard (UPR) is the foundation of Person-Centered Therapy (aka Rogerian Therapy), an approach to counseling that originated with Carl Rogers in the 1940s and 50s during his work as a clinical psychologist with children right here in Rochester, NY!  When practicing Rogerian Therapy, it is the therapist’s job to listen well, ask a…

Trust, for many, is arduous.  The process of trusting inherently involves vulnerability, which often feels emotionally risky.  How easily trust comes to you, in large part, may have roots in your infancy.  Erik Erikson, a developmental psychologist in the 1950’s, asserted that the level of trust we have in others and in the world at…

All the time she kept saying, “I think I can, I think I can, I think I can…” Up, up, up. The little engine climbed and climbed. At last, she reached the top of the mountain. ~ The Little Engine That Could (American Folklore) Self-efficacy is a term coined by Albert Bandura (one of my…

As a psychotherapist specializing in couples counseling in Glendale, CA area and a Couples and Family Counseling professor at Pepperdine University , lying is a topic that is brought to the table more days than none. I found that when couples bring this topic into a therapy with grace session they are searching for two…

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