Creating a Joint Parenting Plan you both love

Parents are always focused on what is good for their kids. However, what most parents don’t realize is, that what kids needs above all else are two parents that get along, support each other and work as team, especially when it comes to parenting. So many couples grossly underestimate how ...

Nov 21

Categories: Blended Family Issues, Child and/or Adolescent Issues, Couple ...

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

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How is an Emotional Affair Different from a Friendship?

  An emotional affair is when a person not only invests more of their emotional energy outside their marriage, but also receives emotional support and companionship from the new relationship. In an emotional affair, a person feels closer to the other party and may experience increasing ...

Nov 16

Categories: Couple Counseling, Divorce / Divorce Adjustment, Ending a ...

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Should you force your Spouse into Marriage Counselling?

Are you struggle with a marriage that isn't working the way you want it too but your partner isn't as interested or motivated as you are to fix it? Do you really need to have your spouse or romantic partner attend counselling in order to make it better? The short answer is no, you do ...

Nov 12

Categories: Couple Counseling, Divorce / Divorce Adjustment, Domestic Violence, ...

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

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Emotional Affairs, Emotional Cheating

Emotional Affairs are an issue that we see more and more. What is an emotional affair? It can be described as intense romantic feelings directed toward a person outside your primary relationship. In other words, having an emotional affair is falling in love with the potential or fantasy ...

Oct 24

Categories: Couple Counseling, Divorce / Divorce Adjustment, Ending a ...

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Infidelity, Cheating, Betrayal...now What?

 No one gets a user manual on what to once an infidelity, as defined by one or both parties is discovered. Here are some things people need to consider before making any decision. What is infidelity? This may reveal value differences in a couple and highlight how little time a couple spent ...

Oct 13

Categories: Couple Counseling, Divorce / Divorce Adjustment, Emptiness, Ending a ...

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

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ADHD Over diagnosis: Chemical imbalance its a hypothesis not a fact

 The author sees that there are many factors contributing to the over diagnosis of ADHD. In the United States, there are social, medical and parenting forces at play that contribute to more than 4.4 million children between the ages of 4 to 17 years old having an ADHD diagnosis and a dramatic ...

Oct 3

Categories: Academic Issues, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), ...

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

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Solving Problems Creatively Part 2: Art Therapy with young people

Art Therapy with young people In Solving Problems Creatively Part 1, I explored how the creative process can solve problems. In Part 2, I will illustrate how symbols, depicted in art therapy, can be metaphors to express feelings and difficult experiences.Art Therapy in practice: Children and ...

Sep 19

Categories: Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues, Adjusting to Change / Life ...

Written By:
Andrew C Wright HCPC registered (UK)

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No Fear in Correcting Your Child's Sleep! Learn how to do it Right!

Don't let the fear of crying or bad stories put you off of sleep training one day longer. In my years of working with families often the "horror" stories of sleep come from the fact that there is a lot of inappropriate application of various sleep methods combined ...

Sep 19

Categories: Caregiver Issues / Stress, Child and/or Adolescent Issues, Child ...

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

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Solving Problems Creatively: Part 1 Image, Symbol and Metaphor

Image, Symbol, and MetaphorImagine you have a problem that you cannot solve. You feel like you have a mental block. Your brain is tying itself in knots, it’s frustrating as you feel stuck. You cannot stand it any longer so you go for a walk. As your mind wanders you start to relax. Suddenly a ...

Sep 18

Categories: Career Development and Change, Creative Blocks, Emotional ...

Written By:
Andrew C Wright HCPC registered (UK)

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Get your Relationship Ready to bring your baby home

Bringing a baby into a couple’s life is one of the biggest changes a couple will have to work out together.  Unfortunately couples grossly underestimate how much this tiny bundle of joy will change their individual lives and their relationships and as a result do not prepare for it. ...

Sep 11

Categories: Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions, Anxiety, Attachment Issues, ...

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

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Speaking the Language of Love to our Children

Communicating with our child can be a big challenge. As parents you are trying to get our children to do what we think they need to do in order to become competent and capable adults. Often our children have ideas of their own. One reason this is really challenging is that it takes 25 years to ...

Sep 7

Categories: Attachment Issues, Blended Family Issues, Child and/or Adolescent ...

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

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Counselling for Infidelity and Cheating in a Marriage

Counselling for Cheating or Infidelity in a Marriage Relationships can and do recover from marrital cheating and they can go on to survive and thrive. However the journey to a great marriage after learning about infidelity is a challenging path. There are several stages that married couples must ...

Aug 25

Categories: Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions, Adult psychological ...

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

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Doubts about getting married? Research says do not ignore them

The Science of Marriage In the first science study done by UCLA on marriage and divorce it found—when women have doubts before their wedding, their misgivings are often a warning sign of trouble if they go ahead with the marriage. The psychologists studied 464 newlywed spouses (232 couples) ...

Aug 25

Categories: Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions, Divorce / Divorce Adjustment, ...

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

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A new way to look at Depression and hope to get better

From the theoretical orientation of Dr. William Glasser, founder of Choice Theory Reality Therapy (CTRT), depression is seen as a chosen behaviour not an emotion that you are victim to. So CTRT therapist would say you are DEPRESSING or even anxieting or angering instead of being depressed, anxious or angry. All behaviour is purposeful in ...

Aug 25

Categories: Bereavement, Bipolar, Coping with Medical Problems, Couple ...

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

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Demystifying the process of change in Counselling- How you get better

Counselling seems to be a pretty mysterious process for most people.  Unless things are REALLY bad, most people don’t think about counselling or think it’s too expensive or are just not sure how it works. Usually counselling is a last resort rather than a first stop for getting ...

Aug 25

Categories: Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues, Addictions, Adjusting to Change / Life ...

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

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