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What if Your Better Half Doesn’t Want to Join You for Couples Therapy?

Disagreements are normal in every relationship. You’re never going to agree on everything, and that’s all right. That kind of dynamics can add to the unique nature of your relationship. That said, there are going to be days when you both will feel out of step with each other. There will be passages of boredom

Dwelling on Emotions vs Honoring Your Feelings?

Photo by Natalia Figueredo on Unsplash While the desire to let go of negative emotions might be strong, understanding the difference between suppression and true closure can be difficult. A lot of it is found in the approach to feelings you need to work through. Suppression is a gut reaction for many people.

How Much News Should Your Children Watch?

Photo by Annie Spratt on Unsplash The world can be a very scary place, and today’s non-stop news being transmitted in every medium imaginable, whether on social media or TV, it can be a challenge deciding how, or if, to let your child see it. As a parent, you need to be the

Don’t Be a Zax: How to Deal with Stubbornness in Kids

Stubbornness is a common complaint from parents, especially those with children either in middle or high school. For these parents, it may seem like the defiance they face from their children is designed simply to push their buttons. This can lead to a shut-down in communication – which only worsens the issue.   How can

Using Online Counseling in College

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"Struggling to meet the rising demand for mental health services on campuses, colleges turn to online platforms and text messaging services. Experts are divided on the effectiveness of these approaches." At I Choose Change, we are able to help families both online and face-to-face. We utilize doxy.me, a HIPAA compliant, safe platform to meet with

Why I Love Couple’s Therapy

My mom died exactly three weeks ago today. It's hard for me to move forward with even the most mundane of tasks. I'm knee-deep in grief and can't really put myself in a position to help others through their loss just yet. But, what I love most is couple's therapy and it gives me joy to be

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How To Get Kids To Do What You Want

Bribes. That's the only thing I have to offer. Bribes. But not just any bribe, the right kind of bribe. So, here's what I can tell you. I can tell you that we as humans love rewards. We love feeling like we've done a good job at something, and we get those acts and words