Emotional and Physical Intimacy: It All Adds Up

Most of the couples I work with struggle with communication, and are eager to work on that in relationship counseling.  They will ask me to help translate, interpret, and even speculate on their feelings so that their partner clearly understands … Continue reading

On Grief

On Grief… Four years ago, my husband and I lost a dear friend of both of ours in a military plane crash. It happened on a routine flight, and not in combat, so the news was shocking to us. We … Continue reading

Common Insurance Questions Answered

Insurance coverage has become increasingly difficult to navigate and understand, and there are a lot of insurance questions when it comes to your mental health. Lake Norman Family Therapy strives to provide clients, both current and potential, with detailed information to … Continue reading

Positive Parenting

“Family is not an important thing. It’s everything.” –Michael J. Fox One of my favorite things to do at Lake Norman Family Therapy is to help parents feel more confident in their skills and improve relationships between parents and children. One … Continue reading

Self Care is Not Selfish; It is Essential

When I was in graduate school, my social work professor asked her students to write what we had done for self care on the white board. If someone wrote something that was truly self care, such as going to dinner … Continue reading

Making Your Relationship Work

People often find out what I do for a living, and immediately ask me, “What’s the secret to a happy relationship?” The answer is always more complicated than a short response, as is the work involved to make a healthy … Continue reading

Psychological Evaluations – what’s the story?

What’s the story on Psychological Evaluations? The idea of being evaluated can seem so daunting and invasive. But being prepared and knowing what to expect can help alleviate some of these thoughts. Psychological evaluations are a valuable tool in understanding … Continue reading