In her ground breaking 1983 best seller Dr. Janet Woititz outlines 13 of the most common characteristics of Adult Children of Alcoholics (ACoA’s).  These traits develop as the result of growing up in a household characterized by alcoholism or addiction.  The instability associated with having an alcoholic or addicted parent leaves ACoA’s with some of…

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FAIR FIGHTING RULES: 1). No use of physical aggression (includes hitting, slapping, pushing, wrestling, restraining etc…).  NONE. 2). No yelling. 3). No use of profane language during moments of anger. 4). No name calling. EVER. 5). No arguing in front of others. TAKE ACTION! When angry, leave the situation if possible. This may mean going…

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What is Psychotherapy? The process of psychotherapy involves self-exploration of the relationship between thoughts, emotions, and behavior. With the goal of exploring how you think; perceive life events, experiences, and the world.  Through the core modality of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), your irrational thoughts, that keep you stuck, are modified and thus your behavior is…

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