How to stop people pleasing in 3 easy steps

How to Stop People Pleasing - Redeemed Life Counseling

What if you woke up every morning and asked yourself, “What am I appointed to today?” Would you be brave enough to have that tough conversation? Would you feel empowered to be true to yourself? Would you love deeper or more fiercely? Let’s rewind. Why ask yourself that question in the first place? Because being appointed is […]

Recognizing the Signs of a Healthy vs. Unhealthy Relationship

Recognizing the Signs of a Relationship - Redeemed Life Counseling

Intimate partner violence (commonly referred to as IPV) is on the rise, with many areas seeing an uptick in domestic violence and abuse reports since the COVID-19 pandemic began this past March.  Stress, isolation, fear, and anxiety all fuel aggression in an already increasingly unhealthy situation.  According to the CDC, the term “intimate partner violence” describes […]

Disgust and Mistrust: The Sneaky Psychological Effects of A Pandemic

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For months we have observed the media’s swell surrounding the worldwide virus. Rising numbers of infections. Lowering death rates. Cities flooded with new cases. Areas escaping all threats of the virus. Statistics, guidelines, rules, rebellion, and more. Will the incessant pandemic news slow down? Of course. Will information related to the virus eventually dissipate to […]

Secrets to Staying Married During COVID and Social Change

Secrets to Staying Married - Redeemed Life Counseling

I think it’s fair to say that 2020 has put the majority of the world to the test on so many levels. The COVID-19 pandemic, quarantine, school cancellation, work from home and layoffs, caused everyone to learn to adjust to a new type of normal. Re-openings of states and business, changes and restrictions began to […]

Resolving Conflict: Understanding the 3 Pieces of the Drama Triangle

Resolving Conflict - Redeemed Life Counseling

Relationships can be tricky! Dating and marriage relationships are definitely complicated! Expectations, communication, mixed feelings, intimacy, vulnerability, insecurities,  life stressors, and so much more all make up a web of factors that rarely fit perfectly in line!  Any human relationship has the potential to become riddled with conflict and drama. Conflict in relationships is normal. There isn’t […]

How to Support Loved Ones Who Are Depressed Amongst Covid-19

How to Support Loved Ones Who Are Depressed Amongst Covid-19 - Redeemed Life Counseling

As several states begin to loosen restrictions, many others are still under stay-at-home orders, closed stores and restaurants, and strict social distancing. Changing and conflicting news coming to us daily along with the strong recommendations and, in some places, requirements to wear masks and stay six feet apart is enough to make most people a […]

What Is Separation anxiety in children

What Is Separation Anxiety in Children - Redeemed Life Counseling

“Separation Anxiety” typically refers to young children becoming upset when they are separated from their caregivers.  A young child who clings to mom’s leg when they are dropped off at daycare, or screaming when they are left with grandparents for an afternoon.   It is heart-wrenching to see your child crying when you are trying […]

Is “I’m sorry” enough?

Is “I’m sorry” Enough? - Redeemed Life Counseling

By Michelle Fitzhugh, LPC, EMDR, Clinical Director We’ve all had to apologize for something at some point in our lives. We’ve all also been on the receiving end of an apology of some sort as well, however empty it may have felt. When we were children we most likely learned to say, “I’m sorry” when […]

Conflict is Bad and Should Be Avoided, Right?

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What is the first thing that comes to your mind when you hear the word “conflict”? For some of us that can be a terrifying word, but what if it was not scary but instead something we need to embrace. In fact, conflict is something that is a part of all of our lives, but […]

Emotions: the ties that bind how we learn to love

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By Cara Strickland, MS, LMFT Associate Relationships are messy.  They don’t always play out how we might have imagined them in our heads.  Why is that?  Why does one person blow up at the slightest thing while some people completely shut down, or others don’t even seem to be affected?  Emotions are not simply felt […]