Chronic Anxiety Begins When Others Start To Feel It “Anxiety can be defined as the response of an organism to a threat, real or imagined. It is a process that, in some form, is present in all living things.” (Kerr, Bowen 1988) According to Family Systems Theory, there are two overarching types of anxiety: Acute
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What does it mean to accommodate, or give up “self”, to preserve harmony? Ellis is a 53 year-old father of two. His wife, Stacy, is 51. Ellis runs a successful insurance business and Stacy is a homemaker. Their kids, Evan, 22, and Sheri, 19, are living at home. Evan started college at 18 but quit
Chloe: When we met, my husband was so attentive. He was always buying me flowers, calling, stopping by my work-sometimes it was even a little too much. Now that we’ve been together for a few years he never does that stuff anymore. He doesn’t even seem that interested in sex. I’ve stopped initiating because I’m
Here are some helpful suggestions about how get the most out of your work in therapy: During sessions: If you are coming in as a couple for marriage counseling or relationship counseling, strengthen your ability to listen while your partner talks with the therapist. Refrain from interrupting and check with your internal reactions as you’re
Q: Should I use my health insurance to pay for therapy? A: There are pros and cons to using your health insurance benefits to pay for mental health care. Pros: If you have coverage to see the provider you choose, it will probably be cost effective to use your health insurance to pay for services.
Evie: My boyfriend doesn’t like it when I talk to my girlfriends about our problems. He says I’m sharing our personal business but I tell him I have to vent to get things off my chest. I tell him it helps me feel better but he’s still mad, especially since he found out I told
Q: My husband and I are having a lot of problems lately. I asked him to come to marriage counseling but he says I’m the one with the problem so I should just go by myself. How can we work on our relationship if he won’t even admit he has a problem? Q: My daughter,
While listening to media personalities speculate about the circumstances and cause of Whitney Houston’s untimely passing I’ve heard several people say with certainty; “No one was there for Whitney”. There have also been statements to the effect, “Living in the limelight is overwhelming and celebrities are surrounded by enablers who give them anything they want.”
Shayna is 32 years old and attending her first therapy appointment. She’s decided to enter therapy because she’s been feeling depressed and lethargic. She reports that she’s avoiding her friends and not participating in the activities she used to enjoy. She’s also gained about 25 pounds which has her really upset. She knows it would
The term emotional system refers to any group of people who have developed interdependencies to the point where the resulting system through which they are connected (administratively, physically, or emotionally) has evolved its own principles of organization.__A family emotional system includes the members’ thoughts, feelings, emotions, fantasies, and associations, their past connections individually and together.