Individual Counseling

Loneliness

Loneliness is defined as “how people perceive their experience and whether they feel they lack connections, companionships or a sense of belonging.”  It relates to the quality of relationships, not the size, as people with vast social media networks can feel empty & disconnected.  Chronic loneliness is defined by Italian researcher Capioppo as “a debilitating…

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Austin Family Counselor

Finding My Father

I returned from the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy conference two years ago more excited than I usually am after a meeting, especially electrified by a workshop I had attended on family secrets. The idea that much so-called psychological pathology might arise from shame over long-buried family secrets struck a deep chord in…

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