Family Issues

Does Couples Counseling Work?

Does Couples Counseling Work?

Yes. But here's what you need to know. Are you considering seeking couples counseling for relationship problems? You’re in good company. Now, more than ever, couples of all different backgrounds are seeking treatment to improve their communication, strengthen...

How to Recover From Bad Parenting

How to Recover From Bad Parenting

Psychology says... Children need love, validation, and a sense of security to grow into well-adjusted adults. These implicit needs are present at birth, and parents play a crucial love in offering this support. When parents don’t "measure up," children may feel...

Ask Andrea: My Son Lacks Remorse

Ask Andrea: My Son Lacks Remorse

Andrea Arlington: Hi there. I'm Andrea Arlington. And welcome to Ask Andrea where I answer questions and offer solutions to questions about relationships, family healing, and more. I hope you enjoy this episode. Watch or read more "Ask Andrea" right here. Dear Andrea,...

The Identified Patient: Signs & Recovery

The Identified Patient: Signs & Recovery

What is "the identified patient"? Often known as the black sheep or scapegoat, the ‘identified patient’ is the targeted source of a family system’s dysfunction. The identified patient is often labeled during childhood, and this role can cause serious consequences for...

Anxious Attachment: Signs and Solutions

Anxious Attachment: Signs and Solutions

Having a strong attachment to someone might sound like a bad thing. This term has become synonymous with “codependency” or “dependence” in popular literature. Yet, attachment theory is still widely misunderstood. However, attachment is actually a normal and...

Postpartum Anxiety in Fathers

Postpartum Anxiety in Fathers

While it’s normal for parents and caregivers to feel worried about their child’s health and well-being, postpartum anxiety refers to a constant feeling of paranoia or dread. This experience extends beyond the typical fears of a child’s safety.  In some cases, it...