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Monthly Archives: March 2015

Communication Challenges

Communication, we all know how important it is to all relationships whether is is between family members, friends, coworkers,etc. These days communication is happening on many different platforms. It is not always a simple face to face interaction or phone call. Many people communicate through technology, such as email, texts, or social media outlets.

Unfortunately, many of us lead busy lives and do not make effective communication a priority. Failure to communicate effectively causes frequent misunderstanding which could lead to arguments.

It is critical that communication take place in a healthy manner in order  to maintain happy and healthy relationships. It is important to implement these skills and practice them. Counseling is a great resource to learn effective communication skills such as fighting fairly and effective listening. Visit our website to learn more about our counseling services or call 813-244-1251 to schedule an appointment with one of our many great therapists!

The Blame Game

The blame game we all play it. Sometimes it is difficult to take responsibility for our actions and accept fault. I mean who really wants to admit that they were at fault for something?….That’s right, pretty much no one, so the blame game goes on. It is easier to blame it on someone or something else than to take into account how you actually played a role in the situation. The blame game often goes on in social relationships, especially with those that are close to us. Unfortunately it has some negative consequences often causing dissatisfaction within the relationship and possible avoidance of one another.

It is important to start talking to one another and stop blaming. Another important thing to keep in mind is how your own actions contributed to the issue. Try to stay on topic and not bring up past issues. Use “I” statements to describe how you feel instead of using “you” statements disparaging your partner.

If you have difficulties within a relationship, a counselor can help. Check out for more information. You can also call 813-244-1251 with any questions or to set up an appointment.

Happy Spring!

Spring is just around the corner!

Are you ready for a fresh start?

For many, spring is a time to clean out the old to prepare for the new. Why not do the same for your mind? Do something for yourself and get to know you a little better! We have many great therapists with years of experience. Check out our website or call 813-244-1251 for any questions or to set up an appointment today!

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