Month: November 2016

3 Things To Stop Fighting About, & 3 Things To Start Talking About

By Lianne Avila / November 29, 2016 /

Money, sex and the children. I have seen many couples in therapy over the 14 years I have worked as a Marriage & Family Therapist. I have found that many couples have problems on the surface and they need to address the problems underneath the surface. After being in a relationship it’s easy to pick…

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The Secrets Of Happy Kids – 5 Things That Will Make Them Happy

By Lianne Avila / November 21, 2016 /

We all want our kids to be happy. We try to give them everything we didn’t have as a child. We sign them up for sports, music lessons and art classes. We want them to be creative and outgoing. Have a good group of friends and be knowledge.  Sometimes, this can come at a cost.…

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Become A Better Parent

By Lianne Avila / November 18, 2016 /

Parenting doesn’t come with directions. There is more than one way to be a parent, and that’s alright. As a parent it’s easy to beat yourself up, and compare yourself to others. I always tell my clients that good parents make mistakes. This is a great way to learn. Now you know what is not…

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How Gratitude Can Change Your Brain

By Lianne Avila / November 17, 2016 /

Everybody is talking about gratitude these days, and there is a reason why. I really does help make people feel better. It’s easy to focus on what you don’t have or don’t like in life. I’m asking you to challenge your thinking and change your mindset. Maybe you weren’t expecting this but I’m going to…

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How To Know When You’re Ready For Therapy

By Lianne Avila / November 9, 2016 /

Are you tired of feeling fearful, angry, sad or overwhelmed? Tired of the same old negative thought pattern. These could be symptoms of a much more serious problem, like anxiety or depression. Do you feel like you aren’t advancing in life, and that all of your friends and family are? I want to let you…

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Workshops

By Lianne Avila / November 9, 2016 /
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Individual Counseling

By Lianne Avila / November 9, 2016 /

Are you tired of feeling overwhelmed, anxious, depressed or stuck in your life? Then, I can help you. You are probably using negative thought patterns, which can directly affect how you feel about yourself. You may have learned them as a child or from the environment. I have been trained to use a method called…

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Couples Counseling

By Lianne Avila / November 9, 2016 /

I have completed Levels 1, 2, and 3 in The Gottman Method for couples. This is a well-researched method that was developed by Doctor’s John and Julie Gottman that comes with over four decades of research. You may wonder, how can research help your relationship? After trying several different approaches with couples, I have found…

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About Lianne

By Lianne Avila / November 9, 2016 /

I absolutely love working as a Marriage & Family Therapist, and I am dedicated to helping people. This journey began in my late teens when I discovered how much I loved learning about psychology and what made people tick. I just couldn’t get enough of it. That same curiosity led me to complete my BA…

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10 Tips To Get Your Stress Under Control

By Lianne Avila / November 7, 2016 /

We all know what it feels like to be stressed. Stress can happen for many different reasons. Deadlines at work, taking care of the children, paying the bills, etc. Nobody is exempt from stress. And, while some stress might be good, meaning it might help push you a bit. Too much of stress, is not…

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