Four Keys to Healthy Communication in Relationships

Posted By: on December 11, 2018
So, you want to be able to communicate more effectively? For healthy communication, you need to learn what it takes to be an active listener and better communicator.   Communication is one of the most important things in any relationship. You can easily improve the quality of your interactions with other people by practicing active listening and learning how to effectively communicate your needs in ways that others understand and honor. Healthy Communication Consists of These Four Principl

If I Have Anxiety, Do I Need Therapy?

Posted By: on November 27, 2018
girl suffering from anxiety
If you have anxiety, you’re not alone. Many Americans feel overwhelmed and anxious at times. If you’re experiencing persistent anxiety and feel you may have an anxiety disorder, therapy is one option that can help you better manage the symptoms that you’re experiencing, and even find long-term relief. How Therapy Benefits People with Anxiety Therapy is very beneficial for people with anxiety because it provides them with structure and relational support. Here are some advantages of see

Why Many Couples Wait Too Long to Go to Marriage Counseling

Posted By: on November 13, 2018
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Sometimes, fear of judgment —  or misinformation about how couples therapy works — can cause individuals to postpone marriage counseling. Sometimes, people see marriage counseling only as a last resort before a divorce. They’re not aware of the benefits that therapy with a licensed counselor can provide. Perhaps the lack of transportation has gotten in the way and couples don’t realize that tele-therapy sessions exist with our marriage counselors. It could be that the couple is simp

Is it Time for Marriage Counseling?

Posted By: on October 23, 2018
Marriage counseling helps couples deal with differences and difficulties in positive and productive ways. It emphasizes the importance of communication and seeks to understand the individual’s role in a relationship. If you’ve experienced frustration because you can’t speak to your spouse or partner without yelling —  if you’re feeling unloved or unappreciated due to their inability to listen to your requests and honor your needs — then marriage counseling is the right option for yo

The Benefits of Marriage Counseling

Posted By: on October 09, 2018
Marriage counseling is advantageous for any couple. Rather than rely on their old ways of communicating, deflecting responsibility, and blaming their spouses for their shortcomings, couples are able to practice better communication skills including active listening which helps them identify their partner’s needs, wishes, and desires. The right therapist gets couples out of their defensiveness and speaking effectively. Here are some of the benefits marriage counseling offers: Better way

How to Choose a Therapist Who’s a Good Fit for You

Posted By: on September 24, 2018
Choosing the right therapist to meet your needs is a personal process that requires you to get the know the style, professional approach, and credentials of the mental health expert you’re considering working with. To help you with the process, we’ve highlighted some of the most important factors to weigh when narrowing the search for a good therapist for you. Pointing you in the right direction as to what questions to ask and things to look for in a mental health professional saves you ti

Why Psychiatry and Psychiatric Medication Management are Important

Posted By: on September 10, 2018
Receiving the help that a patient needs is crucial. Individual and couples counseling have noted benefits. Heart-Centered Counselors prides itself on being the type of counseling and therapy provider that people count on. We provide care, compassion, and help at all of our Colorado facilities, as well as through our Tele-Mental Health services online which offer a chance to talk to a therapist without driving to our physical locations in Fort Collins, Loveland, Greeley, or Littleton. Psychiatry

When Is It Time to See a Counselor?

Posted By: on August 27, 2018
Counseling can yield positive, life-affirming results. Talk therapy has distinct benefits that last over time. In fact, seeing a counselor allows you to work through your problems effectively and develop the skills needed to deal with future issues with greater ease. If you’ve considered individual or couples counseling, know that you’re in good company. Many successful personalities see a counselor on a regular basis as part of their own self-care routine. Go With Your Gut So, when is

The Importance of Getting What You Want and the Importance of Valuing What You Have

Posted By: on August 13, 2018
Developing a sense of gratitude helps you see the gifts that you already have. Your wants and needs change. That’s because you’re growing as a person. As new opportunities and experiences present themselves, you’re faced with decisions about what to do next. How to Get What You Want There will be times that you’ll need to ask for the things that you want. This may be the case with, for example, salary raises or workplace promotions. According to Psychology Today author Susan Krauss Wh

How Being Gentle with Yourself Changes You (And How You Feel About Yourself)

Posted By: on July 30, 2018
Self-compassion is among the greatest gifts you can give yourself. Being harsh with yourself is, well, hard on yourself: It hinders growth and causes self-esteem issues. When you’re constantly belittling your progress or comparing yourself to the other people around you, there is little to no satisfaction or joy. You’ll struggle to move forward because the mistakes of your past imprison you. Here is how being gentle with yourself changes you and the way you feel about yourself: It m