The Top 5 Lies of Recovery

The Top 5 Lies of Recovery When people first step into a world of recovery, there can oftentimes be an overwhelming amount of information, coming from all different directions, some contradictory, and all well-intended. Here are the most common and often misinterpreted beliefs developed in those early stages of recovery.  We are calling them The Top 5 Lies of Recovery: …

EmpowHER Summer Program

EmpowHER Summer Program is coming in 2019 for girls entering 6th-8th grades. We know that as parents you naturally want the best for your daughter: strong friendships, academic and extracurricular success, and for her to feel confident in herself and her abilities.  We also know that self-esteem can start to drop drastically during the middle school years due to stressors …

A Life of Gratitude

A Life of Gratitude Have an attitude of gratitude.  Be grateful every day. The struggle ends when gratitude begins. How do we form a life of gratitude? What exactly is gratitude and why do you need it? Synonyms for gratitude include appreciation, thankfulness, acknowledgment, and recognition.  It can be an expression or an emotion.  It is something we can feel and something we can convey.  It doesn’t cost a …

Making the Most of Relationships

You know the phrase “Relationships Take Work” but what does that mean specifically for you and your partner? Every relationship has its unique challenges.  Maybe addiction or infidelity are a challenge for you.  Maybe its direct and in the moment communication or managing finances.  Maybe external factors get in the middle, like careers and in-laws and children.   Whatever it is, …

How To Set Boundaries

Specific techniques on how to set boundaries: Take a minute again to answer these questions to start the process of how to set boundaries: Do you always say yes for fear of rejection or abandonment?Do you feel obligated to take on tasks?Do you share your personal life with coworkers or strangers?Do you remain at events or in conversations longer than …

Setting Boundaries

Setting Boundaries We know what boundaries are, how to define them, and the purpose they serve.  So now what? Setting boundaries, taking action, can be a challenge.  We are asking ourselves to do something we maybe have not done before, are not aware we should be doing, or haven’t done in a very long time. Before we can actively make …

Purpose of Boundaries

What’s the purpose of boundaries?  Maintain balance Boundaries, emotional or physical, can help maintain balance and stability.  When you know your limits, and you share this with others, it promotes give and take.  One side is not doing all the taking or all the giving.  Boundaries support even exchange. Decrease stress By knowing your limits and boundaries, you are alleviating …

Defining Boundaries

Boundaries.  How often do you hear the phrase “healthy boundaries?” What exactly does this mean? Who determines the boundary? Does the word boundary sound too harsh or safe or scary? In this week’s support, I thought talking about boundaries would be helpful.  They’re always showing up in my practice – who has them, who doesn’t, and what expectations are attached to …

Five Tips to Connect to Your Teen

Five Tips to Connect to Your Teen by Miriah Tomich, MFT The teenage years are not only difficult for teens, but they are also difficult for parents. You used to have a little “mini-me” following you around who not only loved spending time with you, but was direct in their needs, wants, and concerns. You used to hear things such …

What do therapist’s credentials mean?

What do therapists credentials mean? When searching online for a therapist, you may be asking yourself “what do therapist’s credentials mean?” For some, it looks like alphabet soup with no indication of the actual meaning. Here is some information on my credentials: LMFT – Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. To obtain this license in PA, a candidate is required to …