CCD Counseling Staff in Denton, Decatur, Lewisville, and Farmers Branch

Imagine a beautiful crystal pitcher filled with water to the brim; place cups around the pitcher. Notice the pitcher beginning to pour water into the cups. The pitcher is constantly pouring water. It does not stop or take breaks since the cups never seem to say full. The pitcher does not believe it deserves to take break. It does not stop to rest and think to fill itself. Eventually, … [Read more...]

A trend that I have been seeing as a society is that political arguments are at an all-time high. I see politically fueled arguments over social media, between friends, and between family members. As a Couple’s Counselor, I have also noticed that political differences can create a wedge between romantic partners. I am the third generation in my family to be in a relationship where … [Read more...]

It’s almost that time of year again, and I’m not talking about spring break or tax season. That’s right, Valentine’s Day, the designated day of love, is right around the corner. Whether you feel excitement or sincerely dread the date of February 14th, Valentine’s Day is more than just an event to treat your romantic partner or to indulge in the oversized chocolate hearts at your local … [Read more...]

October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month. As a therapist who has worked extensively with children and adults that have been affected by domestic violence, I felt it important to shed some light on this taboo subject. It is frequently referred to as a relationship issue, a secret, or private matter between partners. This is NOT the case- it is a crime and a societal issue … [Read more...]

When starting a family, parents rarely think of the “skills” they have (or don’t have) and how they want to teach these to their children. Like any relationship, it takes work to have a happy and healthy family unit. Family Skills like communication, conflict resolution, and emotion management all play a pivotal role in the relationship of two or more people living together. What … [Read more...]

Negotiating the Best Valentines Day EVER As a trained mediator, I have spent years teaching negotiation skills to parents who are in the midst of divorce; helping them to restructure their relationships in a way that severs their intimacy while preserving the very best of their parenting partnership. Which is a great thing, but not what this blog is about. The divorce … [Read more...]