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You Shouldn’t Care About What Others Think

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“You shouldn’t care about what other people think”. This is something we tell ourselves all the time. But is it true? Is it really realistic to not care about or be effected by what other people think? And if we do care, is it helpful or hurtful? If you’ve ever wondered why you care so much about what others think of you, or how to stop caring so much, read this recent article I was fortunate enough to contribute to:
http://psychcentral.com/blog/archives/2016/09/17/when-you-rely-too-much-on-what-others-think/
You will find some tips and tricks on how to find more balance in valuing what others think, but also being able to create a more secure sense of self.
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Nutrition and Depression

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Have you ever considered food as a treatment or means of reducing your symptoms of Depression.  Through the research of Nutritional Psychology studies are finding concrete links between nutrition and relief of various mental health symptoms.
Take a look at this Psych Central Article published By Jane Collingwood
http://psychcentral.com/lib/can-nutrition-help-fight-or-ward-off-depression/
Melanie Davis CMHC NCC is currently studying within the field of Nutritional Psychology and excited about offering her clients a wide variety of options for reducing common symptoms associated with Anxiety and Depression.
For more information contact Wasatch Family Therapy at 801.944.4555
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Getting Unstuck: 3 Ways Couples Can Move from Problem to Solution

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Keeping a relationship running smoothly can be difficult and challenging, especially when you and your partner may want different
things or misunderstand each other’s needs. Couples often become frustrated with each other when they can’t seem to find solutions to problems, and a feeling of “being stuck” begins to develop. When a couple can’t seem to move forward from or through their issues, they begin to question their feelings for each other, and whether or not they should even be together. If you and your partner seem to be feeling this way, click on the link below for 3 ideas that may help you begin getting “unstuck”.
http://psychcentral.com/blog/archives/2016/04/09/3-ways-couples-get-stuck-and-how-to-move-through-it/
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How to Avoid Getting Trapped Inside Your Own Head

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One common trap that I’ve noticed many people fall into is “black and white” or “all or nothing” thinking.  This is the type of thinking where you think in extremes, and have very few options available to you.  For example, “I’m either smart or I’m stupid”, “I succeeded or I totally failed”.  This type of thinking can prevent you from having a full, realistic view of yourself, your values and beliefs, and from making well-informed decisions.
Visit the link below to learn more about this common pitfall, and how to avoid it!
http://psychcentral.com/blog/archives/2015/08/12/5-ways-to-expand-all-or-nothing-thinking/
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Counseling Doesn’t Mean You’re Crazy: 3 Subtle Signs it’s Time to See a Therapist (PART 2)

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Ashley Thorn, LMFT gives a few more signs that it might be helpful for you to seek a therapist, and also some guidelines about where to start.  Finding a therapist can be a stressful and difficult task, but these tips should point you in the right direction.

http://psychcentral.com/blog/archives/2015/06/04/4-more-subtle-signs-for-seeing-a-therapist-and-finding-a-good-one/

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Counseling Doesn’t Mean You’re Crazy: 3 Subtle Signs it’s Time to See a Therapist (PART 1)

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Ever think that you might want to see a therapist, but not sure if it’s for you?  Sometimes people need or want help with their emotional and mental well-being, but they are afraid that if they seek therapy they might come across as “crazy” or be judged in some way.
Click on the link below to read what Ashley Thorn, LMFT has to say about some of the signs you can look for to see if therapy might be a good fit for you, and get a different perspective on who is a “candidate” for counseling.
http://psychcentral.com/blog/archives/2015/05/30/3-subtle-signs-its-time-to-see-a-therapist/
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How to Avoid Damaging Your Relationship with Assumptions – Part 1

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Many of the arguments and misunderstandings that take place in relationships come from assumptions.  Too many times we make an assumption about something that leaves us feeling disappointed, frustrated, and hurt.  If we can learn to do away with assumptions and be more direct, our relationships will feel more full and satisfying.

Ashley Thorn, LMFT is quoted in the Psych Central article below.

Click the link to read the first article in a 2-part series about common assumptions that are made in relationships, and how to avoid them.

 

http://psychcentral.com/lib/5-damaging-assumptions-we-make-in-our-relationships/00021679

 

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What It Means to Teach People How to Treat You

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“What It Means to Teach People How to Treat You”

Michael Morgan, LMFT of Wasatch Family Therapy contributes to Psych Central

Click on the link below to see what Michael Morgan has to say!

 

http://psychcentral.com/blog/archives/2015/01/22/what-it-means-to-teach-people-how-to-treat-you/

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Getting to Know Clair Mellenthin, LCSW, Clinical Director of Wasatch Family Therapy

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PsychCentral recently interviewed our very own Clair Mellenthin, the Clinical Director here at Wasatch Family Therapy. Clair was asked about how she copes with stress, the best part of her job, and her overall experiences being a therapist. Here are a few of her answers:

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Ask a Therapist: I Feel Stuck in My Own Mind


Q: I’ve been sitting here for 30 minutes trying to formulate my thoughts into a paragraph but I can’t do it so I’m just going to list feeling as they come to mind.
1. I feel nothing on a regular basis.  For example if I got a call saying that my mother died, I don’t think I would even cry.
2. I’m irritable beyond belief.  If someone asks me to do something I get pissed for them even asking me.
3.  I’m not suicidal, but I constantly question why I’m living and try to come up with reasons to continue on.
4.  I don’t see people as individuals.  I see everyone as a mammal, which leads me back to number 3.
5.  I want to ask my parents, or anyone for help, but I’m afraid of being laughed at.
6.  I don’t even try to interact with girls.  I’m not homosexual at all, I’m still attracted to girls, but the effort I need to put in to get an outcome is unbalanced.

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