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Carrying the Emotional Labor of the Relationship

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In working with hundreds of clients, the therapists at Center for Shared Insight in Denver Colorado often hear phrases like:

“I’m overwhelmed.”

“I feel so drained.”

“I can’t keep all the details straight.”

“It’s exhausted managing it all.”

If it’s your job to manage your relationships’ details, such as the planning, scheduling, social calendar maintenance, and more, it could take a toll on you. This can especially be the case if this is your role within your family and there are kids’ schedules to consider alongside yours and your partner’s wants and needs. Here’s what to look for, and ways to cope if you primarily carry the emotional ...

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Online Reviews: How Would They Change Your Dating Game?

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You’ve probably received feedback on many of the roles you play in your life. As a student, you likely got a report card, and as an employee, you probably had performance reviews. Yet, one of the biggest roles you play is the partner in your relationship, which comes without a formal review process. Unless you and your partner are incredibly intentional about providing one another feedback, months and years could easily go by without the opportunity to share insights and input about improving everything from communication to intimacy.

But, what if you did get a dating or relationship report card? How would that change your dating behavior? In ...

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Meet the Team: Ms. Lachele Perdue, Intake Coordinator

Meet Lachele Perdue our Intake Coordinator responsible for connecting new clients to the therapist who is the right fit for them. She also ensures a smooth onboarding process for all new clients, which is so important to their success in therapy. Lachele assists with our online marketing activities and community outreach. She brings a wealth of experience in business and wellness coaching, account management and social media management. Read on to learn more about Lachele.

What inspired you to join the team at Center for Shared Insight?

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Ignoring Red Flags? Here are 3 Possible Reasons Why

Ignoring Red Flags Here are 3 Possible Reasons Why

How many times has a relationship ended in your life and you’ve commented that “there were red flags all along”? Or, how often have your friends pointed out red flags with people you are dating that you may have chosen to ignore, defend, or rationalize? You might even find yourself talking to a friend after the breakup and commenting that it is “obvious in hindsight” that your former partner wasn’t a good fit for you. 

It’s not uncommon to consciously or subconsciously ignore red flags for a variety of reasons. If you are “lying to yourself” throughout a partnership by ignoring small warnings about a partner or relationship, ...

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Ways to use social support to prevent postpartum anxiety and depression

Strategies to manage the roller coaster of emotions following the birth of a child is often an afterthought. So much time is spent preparing for baby, from planning the nursery, to investing in all the gear for breast-feeding, and so little focus is placed on the mother’s postpartum recovery. Social support is a powerful way to address postpartum needs and provides a reminder that you are not alone in your postpartum challenges. While community can significantly aid in your healing, hearing about other moms’ anxieties can also add to yours.

In this post, we’ll consider what kind of social support can help prevent postpartum depression and anxiety ...

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How to talk to your partner about an open relationship

Bridging the topic of exploring an open relationship can be scary. There are dozens of reasons this path might appeal to you, from curiosity to “spicing” up your current core, romantic relationship. No matter the “why”, presenting this idea to your partner can make you feel vulnerable.

At Center for Shared Insight in Denver, Colorado, we work with a handful of clients who are interested in exploring an open relationship with their partner, and we can provide support and guidance around how to discuss this topic thoughtfully and effectively. Throughout this post, we’ll explore strategies you can use to ensure that a conversation about an open relationship is ...

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The Intersection of Relationships & Suicide

While it’s a well-known fact that healthy relationships add to one’s life expectancy, less is known about the effect of relationships and suicide rates. In this post, we’ll examine the impact of positive relationships, toxic relationships, and breakups on suicidal tendencies, signs to look for, and how to get help.

Healthy Relationships

Not only does a romantic relationship contribute to more happiness, all social connections, whether those be with friends, family, neighbors, or colleagues improve well-being. We are primed for connection and community, and being in healthy relationships eliminates feelings of isolation and depression. If you or someone you know is struggling with prolonged sadness and even ...

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