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Tips for Maintaining Eating Disorder Recovery When Going Back to School

Tips for Maintaining Eating Disorder Recovery When Going Back to School

Trying to maintain or continue to work on eating disorder recovery when going back to school is more difficult than it may seem!  We often see students go back to school where it’s more difficult to eat regularly because lunch may be at 10am or they may not be allowed to eat during class and…

Tips for Creating Boundaries AND Keeping a Relationship Strong-min

Tips for Creating Boundaries AND Keeping a Relationship Strong

We talk about boundaries a lot in therapy.  Many clients completely shy away from them because it feels like conflict or confrontation and others are maybe engaged in more rigid boundaries.  Either way, not having flexible boundaries can sometimes really impact a friendship or relationship negatively.  Let’s look at a couple of examples:   Rigid…

Relationship Status with Social Media It’s Complicated

Relationship Status with Social Media: It’s Complicated

I often get asked by clients if I think they should delete their social media accounts.  I try reserve giving direct advice for things that pose a serious and imminent danger to the lives of my clients, so my response varies from “it depends” to “yes and no” to “what are your thoughts on that”…

Harmony Therapy Group Anxiety Therapy

Treatment Options Utilizing Anxiety Therapy Expands for Ashburn, VA

With Loudon County located in the Commonwealth of Virginia experiencing a rise in locals searching for anxiety treatment-related search terms, the opportunity to supply the correct answers and information has never been greater. Using Counseling Methods For Success The signs and symptoms of anxiety are varied and depending on the person being affected, can manifest…

3 Things Your Wife Wants To Hear You Say

3 Things Your Wife Wants To Hear You Say

Do you ever feel at a loss for what to say around your wife?  Maybe you are aware she’s really upset, but she’s not talking to you and can hardly make eye contact or be in the same room.  Now sometimes people just need some time to cool off a bit.  But other times this…

Perfectionism - How Fear, Anxiety and Need for Control May Be Getting In The Way of Our Values

Perfectionism – How Fear, Anxiety and Need for Control May Be Getting In The Way of Our Values

  Have you ever gone into a job interview and been asked the question “tell me about your biggest weakness?”  A lot of people will strategically answer this question saying they are perfectionists, often thinking this is an “acceptable weakness” in the workplace, so to speak.  And maybe it is!  At Harmony Therapy Group, we…

BODY IMAGE – NOT JUST A GIRL THING-min

Body Image – Not Just a Girl Thing

Body Image in Men and Boys   We’ve most likely become accustomed to how girls and women experience their bodies, but we could use a lot more dialogue about how body image in men and boys is also affected.   Marketing Messages   Take Barbie and GI Joe, for example.  We’ve probably all heard how…

Mental Health Chanllenges Of Dating for Young Adults

Mental Health Challenges of Dating for Young Adults

In today’s society, those who are roughly in the 18-24-year-old category have grown up with a tremendous amount of technology and also likely had social media in middle school and/or high school. Both of these things, which can be used for the good, often do contribute to mental health challenges with the dating game of…

Coummunication Styles That May Kill A Relationship

Communication Styles that May Kill a Relationship – Criticism, Contempt, Defensiveness and Stonewalling

Dr. John Gottman has done tremendous research on couples and has found four patterns of communication that are particularly damaging. He calls them the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse and they are criticism, contempt, defensiveness and stonewalling.  The good news is that we can all work on these ways of communicating and do better!  But…