Do I really need to love myself before I can find love?

For the most part, people would like to find a healthy and loving relationship.  People who have had complicated relationships in the past might be confused about what a healthy relationship is.  As they are searching for love, friends and family might say things like, “you have to ...

Sep 4

Categories: Anxiety, Attachment Issues, Relationships & Marriage

Written By:
Dr Monica Borschel

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2 Biggest Mistakes Made When Trying Revive Up a Faltering Sex Life

Is your sex-lacking? Has your sex life stopped? Maybe you are the one always asking and getting turned down? Maybe you are the one that doesn't want the sex and don't feel you can be honest to yourself or your partner about why you don't want sex.When it comes to couples trying to ...

Sep 3

Categories: Adult psychological development, Anger Management, Codependency / ...

Written By:
Tammy M. Fontana, MS NCC CTRT Sex Therapist USA

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Processing Failure Effectively

 Much deterioration in therapy happens when failure is not processed effectively.

Sep 1

Categories: Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues, Adult psychological development, ...

Written By:
Dr. Angelo Subida, Psychotherapist

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Why do I feel like I am suffocating around my parents?

From time to time, an adult will seek my help because they feel like they can’t breathe around their parents.  The feeling of not being able to breathe could be from anxiety or panic.  Sometimes, we hold our breath without thinking when we are waiting for something to happen, when ...

Aug 28

Categories: Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues, Anxiety, Emotional Abuse, Emotional ...

Written By:
Dr Monica Borschel

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Dealing with Self-Centeredness

 I met Donna, a woman in her 70s. She was Mom to one of my clients, Tess, who suffered from severe depression and alcoholism.

Aug 21

Categories: Emotional Abuse, Family Problems, Personality problems

Written By:
Dr. Angelo Subida, Psychotherapist

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Why Do People Lash Out?

Lashing out can happen for multiple reasons.  Sometimes the person who lashes out feels a temporary release of stress and anger, but might later feel embarrassed or ashamed.  Lashing out can be a response to past trauma, a self-protective response or a way to control and devalue others. ...

Aug 21

Categories: Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues, Anger Management, Emotional ...

Written By:
Dr Monica Borschel

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The Benefits of Stress: Finding the Optimal Level

“I’m stressed!” When you hear these words, you probably imagine the many situations in life when you have felt stressed or nervous. The reality is that most of us wish stress would just disappear as it often leads to intense emotional pain. Let’s look at stress from another perspective, however. It may seem ...

Aug 20

Categories: Anxiety, Happiness, Stress Management

Written By:
Andrew Adler, Ph.D.

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8 Ways Life Coaching Can Help You In Your Life While Struggling

In today’s stressful world, you might find it a common occurrence to see numerous individuals going through mental health problems. For some, these mental health issues may be minor and short-lived. Unfortunately for others, they experience these difficulties in a less periodic manner. The struggle comes in creating a balance between living ...

Aug 20

Categories: Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance

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Violence in marriage

Violence in marriage –  By Dr Sunil Kumar SharmaViolence or abusive behavior at home is any sort of conduct that a person uses, or undermines to use, to control a close accomplice. The two key components are risk and control. Aggressive behavior at home can take different structures that have been categorized into separate sections such ...

Aug 19

Categories: Anger Management, Domestic Violence, Marital Counseling

Written By:
Dr. Sunil Kumar Sharma

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How can I help my partner overcome past abuse?

If you are in a relationship with someone who has been abused, it can be confusing and sometimes frustrating.  If the person has not been able to resolve the abuse in their mind, they might act in ways that push you away. They might lash out when they are feeling anxious, accuse you of things ...

Aug 17

Categories: Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) ...

Written By:
Dr Monica Borschel

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Spare the Rod, Spoil the Child?

By Andrew Adler, Ph.D., Director and Clinical Psychologist,Adler Family Centre, Hong KongI have never met a parent who enjoy sees her child misbehave. Behaviours such as hitting and refusal to comply with simple requests almost always irritate and sometimes anger us as parents. We want our children to develop excellent self-control and grow up to ...

Aug 13

Categories: Child Development, Oppositional & Defiant Behavior in Children ...

Written By:
Andrew Adler, Ph.D.

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Understanding Narcissism

 In a certain sense, all of us are born "narcissists." We each carry remnants of our infancy or childhood narcissism. Nothing is as real to us as we feel like the center of the world.

Aug 7

Categories: Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues, Emotional Abuse, Family Problems

Written By:
Dr. Angelo Subida, Psychotherapist

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My last relationship was abusive, and now, I struggle to feel safe in ...

 After being abused by someone you thought you could trust ...

Aug 7

Categories: Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues, Anxiety, Emotional Abuse, ...

Written By:
Dr Monica Borschel

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Helping Your Young Child Cope with Fright in Hong Kong

By Andrew Adler, Ph.D., Director and Clinical Psychologist,Adler Family Centre, Hong KongRecent news in Hong Kong may have confused and frightened many of our children. As adults, it’s a challenge for many of us to remain calm after seeing videos and photos of, hearing about and even witnessing these events. Imagine how our children, ...

Aug 6

Categories: Anxiety, Child Development, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) / ...

Written By:
Andrew Adler, Ph.D.

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Escaping Everyday Stress

Stress is both a blessing and a curse. We need enough stress to motivate us to get out of bed in the morning and accomplish our goals. However, too much pressure can damage our mental and physical health. Finding balance with family, work and other relationships can be a challenge if you are ...

Aug 5

Categories: Stress Management

Written By:
Dr Monica Borschel

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