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Paying Attention

Brenda Spina, M.S., LMFT, LPC

One of the foundational skills to the success of any relationship is our ability to listen. As simple as this may...

Men and Women of Wisdom

Brenda Spina, M.S., LMFT, LPC

Becoming wise is not an easy journey yet a goal greatly desired by many. Based on Ephesians 4 and 5, Brenda outlines...

Once and For All!

Brenda Spina, M.S., LMFT, LPC

Brenda takes a well used expression "…once and for all!" and normalizes the frustration we all experience...

Weighty Matters

Brenda Spina, M.S., LMFT, LPC

The article is an excerpt from Brenda's book entitled, "Loosening the Noose." It describes one of many...

Please Hear What I am Saying

Don't be fooled by me. Don't be fooled by the face I wear for I wear a mask, a thousand masks, masks that...

Is Forgiveness Therapy for You?

Carrissa Pannuzzo, M.A., LMFT-T, LPC-T

We all have ideas of what forgiveness is and what it isn’t. The most common of these in American society is the...

When We Apologize

Brenda Spina, M.S., LMFT, LPC

Apologies are so easily thrown out that it becomes difficult to known when they are genuine. Brenda defines a few...

Fight for Your Right

Carrissa Pannuzzo, M.A., LMFT-T, LPC-T

We own our feelings, thoughts and behaviors. We do not own the thoughts, feelings and behaviors of others. But what...

Games People Play to Avoid Taking Responsibility

Brenda Spina, M.S., LMFT, LPC

People, because they fear they will lose love or arouse anger if they honestly and directly ask for what they want...

The We/They Mentality

Brenda Spina, M.S., LMFT, LPC

This mentality can be destructive. Although perhaps temporarily necessary in something like sports, the we/then...

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