Eating Disorders: What You Need To Know

Eating Disorders: What you need to know

Eating Disorders Do you know which psychiatric disorder carries the highest mortality rate? It might surprise you- Eating Disorders. I know we often think about depression and anxiety, even substance abuse disorders, as taking many lives; meanwhile, many people are losing their fight with complications from starvation, purging, binging, and…

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Fondness And Admiration

Fondness and Admiration

Daily Thoughts and Tasks to build connection and intimacy in your relationship Fondness and admiration are vital to happy relationships. By remembering your partner’s positive qualities, you can strengthen the bond between you, even as you are struggling with each other’s flaws. Having a stronger bond will make it easier…

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New Therapist Starting At Building Blocks!

New Therapist Starting at Building Blocks!

Building Blocks Family Counseling is exciting to add Sarah Padgett, LAMFT to the team! Get to know Sarah below...   Hi everyone! My name is Sarah Padgett and I am an associate licensed marriage and family therapist. I completed my Bachelor’s in Human Development and Family Science from the University…

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New Therapist Starting At Building Blocks!

New Therapist Starting at Building Blocks!

Building Blocks Family Counseling is excited to introduce Sherri Armitage, LPC. Get to know Sherri below! Being from a small town in a rural area, I was not exposed to Counseling. As with most small areas, mental health was ignored, shunned, and shoved under a rug.  Because of this background,…

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Connection

Connection

Connection: The gift that keeps on giving Always have that one person on your Christmas list that’s hard to buy for? Can’t figure out what to get them? This Christmas instead of giving another gift that will end up being returned or used in the office secret Santa (you know…

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Just 6 Hours a Week to a Better Relationship!

Marriage Enrichment: The Magic 6 Hours In his book, The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work, Dr. John Gottman discusses the magic six hours-six hours you can spend every week to connect with your partner. The magic six hours consists of Parting, Reunion, Admiration & Appreciation, Affection, Date Night, and…

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What To Do After A Fight-Part Two

What to do after a fight-Part Two

What to do after a fight? - Part Two You’ve just had another screaming match with your husband and now your googling relationship counseling as your mascara runs down your face…. You found "What to do after a fight-Part one"  and now you're ready for the next steps. In part…

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What To Do After A Fight?- Part One

What to do after a fight?- Part one

What to do after a fight? - Part One You’ve just had another screaming match with your husband and now your googling marriage counseling as your mascara runs down your face…. If this is a typical night for you, then you may feel like your relationship is at a crossroads.…

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How To Fight Fair

How to Fight Fair

How to Fight Fair Conflict in any relationship is inevitable. Research by The Gottman Institute shows that 69 % of conflict in relationships is about unsolvable, perpetual problems. 16 % of those perpetual issues involve gridlock couple conflict. So, with all this conflict flying around, what can couples do? This…

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The Trying 2’s: How to Raise a Toddler

The Trying 2’s Raising kids is hard. Raising a toddler; almost impossible. Or so it feels like it some days. We’ve all heard of the terrible 2’s which casts such a negative light on this amazing time in our child’s life. They are still squishy and cute; exploring their world…

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