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States of Betrayal

Kara Facundo LPC “I don’t understand how they could do this to me? Did they really love me? Do I even matter?” Being in a state of betrayal can be incredibly challenging and emotionally distressing because it often involves a breach of trust. Someone we

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States of Betrayal

Kara Facundo LPC “I don’t understand how they could do this to me? Did they really love me? Do I even matter?” Being in a state of betrayal can be incredibly challenging and emotionally distressing because it often involves a breach of trust. Someone we

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Am I Going Crazy After My Partner’s Affair?

By Kara Facundo LPC Kristi sits on my couch concerned that she’s losing her mind. “I don’t even know who I am. I can’t stop obsessing about who he’s with or what he’s doing. I’m constantly checking his phone and driving past his work to

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Is a Couple’s Intensive Right for Us?

By Kara Facundo LPC Can I be real with you? Do you have issues that won’t stop bothering you? Maybe you want to finally get to the bottom of it once and for all and don’t want to wait through the lengthier process of weekly

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Is This Normal? Predictable Symptoms of Betrayal Trauma

By Kara Facundo LPC Jack and Jill (names changed) come into my office after discovering her affair, feeling scared and unsure about their future together. He’s not sleeping, monitoring her every move, he can’t keep anything down and is on a roller coaster of emotions.

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Should I Stay, or Should I Go Now?

Ambivalence in Marriage? Call in: Discernment Counseling By Caralee Frederic LCSW Tom is unsure whether his marriage will make it or not. He’s had an affair, he feels guilty, but he also feels some relief and uncertainty about whether he wants to work to make

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Relational Sex vs. Recreational Sex

By Amanda Linan LCSW, CST There is a big difference between relational sex and recreational sex. While both can be ok depending on your circumstances, recreational sex happening too often in a romantic relationship can be a sign of bigger issues.Recreational sex is sex that

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The Topic that Shall Not be Named

By Kara Facundo LPC Are there things in your relationship that you just don’t talk about, like a certain Harry Potter character who shall not be named? It’s too threatening, too antagonistic, too scary to be mentioned. Maybe even the slightest hint of that topic

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Couples intensive Therapy

Quickly Get Out of the Storm with a Couples Intensive

By Kara Facundo LPC Wouldn’t it be helpful if relationships had something in place like an emergency broadcasting system? Something that sent out a loud siren alerting us to surrounding danger? You and your partner could immediately stop what you were doing and focus on

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Navigating Financial Conversations

By Amanda Linan LCSW, CST As inflation continues to rise and holidays approach, many couples are feeling the stress of finances in their relationship. Money is a difficult topic for many couples in the best of circumstances, so adding additional stressors can make it feel

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Couple’s Intensive Therapy Explained

By Kara Facundo LPC Have you ever been working with a couples therapist, and built up your courage to bring something up to your partner, only to run out of time before coming to any type of resolution? This can be frustrating and disheartening for

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Trauma is a Landmine

By Amanda Linan LCSW, CST When working with couples, I often find myself trying to explain the importance of doing some sort of trauma work when there is trauma present for one or both individuals. Trauma is like a landmine. Imagine this: You buy a

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Is Couples Therapy Really Worth It?

By Amanda Linan LCSW, CST While it may seem like a silly question for a couples therapist to answer, I wanted to weigh in on this question for anyone who is really wondering if it’s worth all the cost and the hype. The answer is:

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Finding Time in the Chaos

By Amanda Linan LCSW, CST The start of the school year brings up a really challenging time for couples that often continues through the holidays: how to find time for all of the things you want to do among all the chaos. I doubt anyone

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