dating

5 Tips for Navigating the First Date (Guest Blog published on Therapy for Black Girls)

Dating can be a fun and enjoyable experience.  However, for some, it is an anxiety-producing task. Un-communicated expectations, unrealistic plans, and hidden motives can wreak havoc on first dates. Check out the full blog post for 5 Tips to help on the Therapy For Black Girls site

Relationship Hygiene: Couples Check-Up Utilizing the 6 Senses

Relationship Hygiene: Couples Check-Up Utilizing the 6 Senses

The number one reason couples have noted for coming to see me is "communication."  Often it is not a lack of communication but challenges and errors in the ways in which the communication occurs.  There are many reasons that communication may feel rocky: fear of hurting the partner's feelings, fear of the relationship ending, a desire to avoid conflict and not knowing how or when to discuss topics that may feel sensitive.  

Relationship Hygiene: 7-Minute Individual Check-Up

Relationship Hygiene: 7-Minute Individual Check-Up

...it is also important to nourish the individuals who make up the relationship.  If you find yourself feeling a bit out of touch, take time to observe and ground yourself. One way to do this is by doing a check-up of your mental and emotional space.