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Positive Thinking Can Make a Difference at Home and in the Workplace

Positive Thinking Can Make a Difference at Home and in the Workplace

So, you just finished what you thought was a great project at work, and now your boss is listing all the things you need to improve upon. Don’t get discouraged; constructive criticism is a key part of any job. Use the following information  to apply to other aspects of your life as well. All change…

Domestic Violence And Abusive Behavior in a Relationship

Domestic Violence And Abusive Behavior in a Relationship

Even though domestic violence awareness month has ended, you can still help to end domestic violence and make a difference. Education is the key! Knowing the definition of domestic violence,  the symptoms, whose usually involved, and what you can do to help is a good start to how we can put a dent in this type of…

Patience – A Virtue or Gift?

Patience – A Virtue or Gift?

We have been taught from an early age that patience is a virtue, but do people really see that as a true statement? It appears that people are often so impatient—at work with co-workers, with family, and often in the community. Some of our most personally responsible reasons for impatience are lack of control understanding,…

What You Should Know About Living with PTSD

What You Should Know About Living with PTSD

Are you aware of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)? Is it affecting someone in your family who you are close to and you’re not sure how to handle the situation? PTSD is ongoing, so it’s good to be informed, recognize the symptoms and other problems that may arise, and the recommended treatments. The information below…

Let Go of the Hurt and Forgive Them

Let Go of the Hurt and Forgive Them

Have you ever been hurt or felt very angry toward someone close to you? Perhaps they said something that was devastating to you or did something that triggered frustration or anger in you. This person is a big part of your life and they mean a lot to you but you can’t seem to move past…

May is Mental Health Month – Spread the Word!

May is Mental Health Month – Spread the Word!

Research shows that 1 in 4 adult Americans live with a diagnosable mental health condition. Up to 50% of those people living with a mental health condition never seek or receive help due to stigma, lack of information and/or cost or lack of health insurance coverage. Many people may be reluctant to ask for help…

7 Guidelines for Improving Relationships & Finances

7 Guidelines for Improving Relationships & Finances

Obviously, the goal of therapy is to keep people together. At Family First Psychotherapy Services LLC., we want to support your marriage journey, help you see how you can live together as a couple, and/or as a family regardless of the problems, especially those regarding finances. Whether you are starting a long-term relationship or trying to…

Put Some Spring into Your Relationship

Put Some Spring into Your Relationship

Is springtime reflected in your relationship? If you’re tired of the way things are and need a change, this is a good time to renew or resurrect your relationship. Here are 4 tips to help bring springtime to your relationship:

Winter Blues

Winter Blues

Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), also called or referred to as “Winter Blues” and “Hibernation Reaction,” is a type of depression that commonly begins and ends, recurs, during the same time yearly for those who are affected by the symptoms. There is a tendency for the symptoms to occur as the days shorten and the sun…