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Growing Through Difficult Situations

Whether it’s heartbreak, loss, or unwanted change, difficult situations often evoke feelings of anxiety, fear, and sadness. While it’s important to own and honor these very natural responses to challenging times in your life, these periods are also an opportunity for growth. 

In fact, growth can very often be stimulated by difficulty, and the learning and expansion that occurs during challenging times can get you to a new place - one that you likely could not have imagined while moving through the rough time. This is not because of the loss or heartbreak you experience, but because of how you choose to overcome it. Its about all the ...

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Meet the Therapists: Dr. Mallaree Blake, PsyD.

 

In this interview with Mallaree Blake, PsyD., we'll learn more about everything from Dr. Blake's favorite way to spend a day to her top book recommendations.

Dr. Mallaree Blake, PsyD. provides specialized treatment for pregnancy, perinatal and postpartum health, infertility, dating and relationships, anxiety and depression, sexuality and sexual health, as well as LGBTQ and cultural identity concerns.

Therapists have the great honor of witnessing some awe-inspiring changes and human experiences. What inspires you most about your work as a therapist?

Watching clients begin to witness their inner strength and self-efficacy. I love witnessing the moment when a client starts to realize they are capable, valued, and enough as they are. It’s the ...

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Meet the Therapists: Dr. Brittany Woolford, PhD.

In this interview with Dr. Brittany Woolford, PhD., we'll learn more about everything from Dr. Woolford's journey as a therapist to her favorite food. Dr. Brittany Woolford, PhD. joins our practice to provide specialized treatment for couples and families for issues including relationships, break-ups, divorce, sexual health, military life, and more.

Therapists have the great honor of witnessing some awe-inspiring changes and human experiences. What inspires you most about your work as a therapist?

One of the most powerful moments to witness in therapy is when a client realizes that something he or she thought was a permanent issue, a part of who they are, suddenly feels changeable. ...

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Relationship Role Models

What is a relationship role model and why is it important? In our therapy practice in Denver, Colorado, we often remind clients why it's important to identify ideal relationships to inform how they might improve their own. Having real-life examples can provide more clarity around what you want and don’t want, and help illuminate the path to get there.

Do you have a relationship role model? In this post, you’ll learn how to identify, cultivate, and utilize relationship role models to build and maintain healthy relationships, or evaluate the relationship you are in

Identifying Role Models

It’s possible that you have witnessed an ideal relationship that is close ...

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Pain & Resistance: Overcoming the Root of Suffering

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Painful events in life are inevitable. No matter your socioeconomic status, race, gender, or personal history, it’s certain you’ll experience loss, unwanted change, or death of a loved one throughout your life. You might even currently feel pain within your existing relationship, even if it’s relatively healthy. Or, as a parent, you might feel discomfort about your experience of parenting, despite its overarching tendency to add joy to your life. With any unwanted emotions you feel in your life, it’s your response to these events that is important. How you deal with pain and uncertainty will dictate whether you also experience suffering as a result of these circumstances. 

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Being Selective: Choosing the Right Relationship

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So much of what creates fulfillment in life stems from making the right decisions. You make significant choices throughout your life as you decide your career path, whether to have kids, and who to choose as a romantic partner. It’s important to be selective and clear about your values and needs as you make any important decision about your future, especially when it comes to your primary, romantic relationship.

If you aren’t selective when choosing a partner, you’ve likely run into one of three roadblocks that result from poor selection. In this post, we’ll dive into three common outcomes of poor selection.

Hot and Heavy, But Burns Out Fast

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Forgiveness is not a line you cross, it’s a road you take

In a recent interview on the Oprah show with Wade Robson and James Safechuck related to the film, Leaving Neverland, Safechuck told Oprah, "Forgiveness is not a line that you cross—it's a road that you take." This profound statement has applications far beyond this film and suggests that forgiveness and healing are a choice, and possible for everyone.

In this post, we’ll discuss what that means within your life and how you can apply this mindset to any situation that requires forgiveness. Below are some considerations that will help you choose the road of forgiveness.

Give Yourself Time

You live in a world of accelerated timelines. It takes ...

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