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6 Simple Ways To Improve Your Mood Now: Guest Blog on DailyStrength

DailyStrength, an amazing social media health and mental health social media website recently invited me to be write an expert guest post on depression. What’s fantastic about the site is that people can join specialized support groups and share resources and gain support from people who are experiencing the same health issues. and also connect with expert health bloggers who share health related information. One of the benefits of being named the #1 online depression influencer is that it opened up larger platforms to educate on mental health issues and this is one of those amazing opportunities.

Watch my guest video post “6 Simple Ways To Boost Your Mood Today”

 

What Your Mother-In-Law Is Really Trying To Tell You: Studio 5

Mothers-in-law and daughters-in-law don’t always speak the same language. But, there are ways to prevent miscommunication and avoid misunderstandings. Therapist, Julie Hanks, LCSW explains what those mixed messages really mean.

“My kids NEVER did that!”

TRANSLATION: needs acknowledgement that she did a good job as a parent.

MIL TIP: notice and comment on positive parenting moments.

“When are you going to give me a grandchild?”

TRANSLATION: wants you to know that she’s excited to be a grandma.

MIL TIP: Convey trust in Daughter in law & son to make those important decisions.

“I always clean/cook/organize this way.”

TRANSLATION: wants acknowledgement for her homemaking experiences.

MIL TIP: Wait until you’re asked before giving any advice.

“He was mine first.”

TRANSLATION: wants you to know how much she loves her son and she’s scared to lose him.

MIL TIP: Be direct about relationship wishes but not demanding (i.e. I’d love to see you guys more often. Are you free for dinner Sunday?)

“Have you put on weight?”

TRANSLATION: wants you to know that she cares about her appearance.

MIL TIP: Don’t say anything.

Will 1 Year Wait Period Before Divorce Save Marriages: KSL TV News

Wasatch Family Therapy Couples

KSL’s Brooke Walker asked me to weigh in on the recent proposal from the Institute for American Values suggesting to lawmakers a mandatory divorce waiting period. In my clinical work with couples I’ve found that couples often seriously consider or file for divorce because they have lost hope of reconnecting with their spouse and think that they’ve exhausted all resources. I frequently suggest slowing down the divorce process by reminding couples, “You can get divorced next month, in 3 months, or in a year. What’s the rush?”

Luckily, marriage counselors have more tools than ever before to help couples understand the root of their emotional disconnection and to repair relationships, if they are willing. Dr. Susan Johnson’s Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy, the model we use here at Wasatch Family Therapy, has had tremendous success repairing severely distressed relationships.

Learn more about this proposed wait period and here a few of my thoughts on the topic…


Read the entire “Second Chances: A Proposal To Reduce Unnecessary Divorce

Read more on KSL.com – Waiting period before divorce could prevent split families

I’m Giving Away Therapy Oct. 3-7: Free Therapy Week In Utah County

Get free therapy & help your community

My therapy clinic is opening a Provo office!

To celebrate our grand opening of Wasatch Family Therapy Provo location we are offering free 45 minute therapy for new clients who bring a non-perishable food item to donate to the Provo Community Action Food Bank.

When: October 3rd – October 7th

Where: Wasatch Family Therapy Provo Office
363 N University Ave, Suite 108A, Provo UT 84601

Participating therapists include:
Clair Mellenthin, LCSW, RPT, Julie Hanks, LCSW, BCD, Mike Morgan, AMFT, Kate Hofer, LPC, or Christine Holding, MFT Intern

*News clients only

*Offer only good at Provo location

*Sessions are first come, first served basis

To schedule your free session: click here