1. Rough Terrain Ahead | Navigating a Realistic Marriage

    “It’s not supposed to be this hard.” I have heard this phrase over and over again from struggling couples. What they are referring to is the gap between expectations and reality.  Few couples truly understand how much work a healthy marriage requires.  Few couples understand the challenges and work that other healthy couples have gone through in order to reach the place they are now. All t…Read More

  2. Where is Your Gaze Taking You? | Marriage Counseling Fort Collins

    I can mostly recall the scene on the ski slopes that day.  A mother and child were lying directly in front of me while they fidgeted with their ski gear.  I remember thinking, “Uh oh.  They’re right where I want to go.”  The next thing I remember is the ski patrolman telling my parents that I needed to go to the hospital. I was seven years old and just took a day playing hooky with my fa…Read More

  3. Counseling for Life Transitions – Leaving The Toxic Workplace

    Have you ever been in a job you feel is sucking the life out of you? You stay out of fear, obligation maybe, or you just feel there is nowhere else for you to work? I am coming to realize most of us have been in this situation before, and it is ultimately not healthy! The toxic environment in which you work will not be confined to the workplace. Gradually it will leach into every aspect of your li…Read More

  4. The Power behind Having Choices

    So often we get stuck in our thinking. We think a certain way about a situation and feel as though there is no other way around something. Have you ever experienced this? In another blog I addressed the cycles of thought and how they can bring unnecessary stress in our lives, particularly if the language we use with ourselves is limiting. Building on that “thought”, I am reminded of the con…Read More

  5. Helpful and Healthy New Years Tips – Let’s Be Realistic

    Let's set a few ground rules for the new year shall we? Stop putting unrealistic expectations on yourself by means of "New Years Resolutions". Goals are healthy but trying to cram them all in the month of January, and putting too much pressure on yourself is not. Remember this is a New Year, you have all year and beyond to attain these goals; the possibilities..... endless! Here are a few simple …Read More

  6. The Pain of the Holidays and the Greatest Gifts You Can Give

    I recently spoke at a local church for one of their Christmas events.  I was asked to speak about the pain of the holidays.  I was surprised and delighted at the same time. As a psychotherapist, I am entrenched in the pain of the holidays (while as a parent I still get to witness the magic!).  I have to admit, I was proud of this Ministry Director for addressing such a tough topic when it would…Read More

  7. Self Talk – Love Yourself And Others

    There are so many things on my mind these days, and I find that they range from relationships to self-care, my future to exercise… and nearly everything in between. Honestly, if I am not mindful they can begin to wear on me and load me down. How about you? Has your mind been busy lately as well? It amazes me that we can spend so much unnoticed time and energy just on thinking. And when I thin…Read More

  8. Rebuild Your Relationship with Fort Collins Marriage Counselors

    Relationships are built on trust and honesty, and if you feel that you can't trust someone, the relationship with that person usually suffers. In a marriage, a breakdown of trust can have devastating consequences that lead to anger and resentment that people can hold onto for many years. At Emery Counseling, we want to help couples rebuild their relationship and as Fort Collins marriage counselors…Read More

  9. Take The Time to Speak With Counselors in Fort Collins

    Life presents people with many challenges and sometimes, we can struggle with overcoming those challenges. Personal tragedies can follow us for many years, and without the proper guidance, can lead us into anxiety and depression. At Emery Counseling in Fort Collins, our team of counselors is always ready to speak with an individual that wants to discuss the challenges in their life and how they're…Read More

  10. How You Can Get The Most Out Of Marriage Counseling

    Here at Emery Counseling, your premier Fort Collins marriage counselors, we're here and ready to provide a safe and comfortable environment for you and your spouse. We understand that it can be hard work to have a lasting, successful marriage without encountering some rough waters from time to time. We give you tools you need to get through these rough waters and into the calm waters. It's actua…Read More