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Extending Grace

Posted by KB & Associates, LLC on July 1, 2020 at 12:15 AM Comments comments (3)

 

 

One morning, after little sleep due to a particularly turbulent case from my on-call crisis counseling job, I spent several hours on the phone with various agencies trying to reach a resolution. Every time I placed a call, the same frustrating response would eventually come up, some flavor of: “This isn’t our department/ jurisdiction, you need to call this person.” Each time I received this response, which I perceived as a shifting of respon...

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It's Not Really About Dirty Dishes: 5 Tips to Strengthen Relationships

Posted by KB & Associates, LLC on February 18, 2020 at 12:40 AM Comments comments (1)

We ultimately get into relationships because we are initially attracted to our partner physically and/or emotionally, and then stick around if we believe they can meet our needs (however we define those needs, be they emotional, sexual, or otherwise). During the first weeks and months, we put our best foot forward to show our partners ourselves in our best light. During that initial “honeymoon phase,” a kind of pseudo-intimacy forms, in which we get to know who our partner wants u...

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What to Expect When Starting Therapy

Posted by KB & Associates, LLC on January 9, 2020 at 2:20 PM Comments comments (1)

"You made the first step, one that can be at once exciting, difficult, and scary: you made an appointment with a therapist. This can be the hardest part. Take a moment to applaud yourself for your courage. Then take a deep breath, because it will all be okay. But now what?

If you have never seen a therapist before, waiting for that first session can be nerve-wracking. It can be uncomfortable to think about talking about intimate details of your life with a stranger, or to ...

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