What if you could exercise loving curiosity to strengthen your marriage? Catholic psychotherapist, Dana Nygaard, has written an engaging book that is a marriage must-have as it guides Catholic couples through loving and captivating conversations.
What is one thing that people have struggled with for centuries? What causes the most conflict in people’s relationships today? I propose it is a misfire of communication.
Let’s explore if the help you need is best provided by a coach or a therapist and the difference between the two.
The advent and progress of Covid-19 has brought with it a dramatic shift toward Telehealth services throughout the medical industry, just as online internet usage has changed drastically throughout many other industries. This change is particularly challenging in therapy because so much of the work takes place as a consequence of the relationship between the therapist and client.
“Love and marriage go together like a horse and carriage…” This old time song is as true today as ever, and we now have a deeper understanding from both Scripture and science of how love and marriage “dance” together and how to restore the dance when the music stops.
Our Catholic faith teaches us that marriage is a Sacrament, meaning that there is actual grace in a Sacramental marriage. This grace is what assists husbands and wives to live out marriage joyfully, sacrificially, and lovingly. However, we are still Fallen creatures so even with the grace present in a Sacramental marriage we suffer from concupiscence, the propensity towards selfishness and sin, which causes us to wound each other.
Now, that may be a surprising thing to hear from a therapist, but walk with me here.
Therapist Allison Ricciardi provides insights and encouragement for those torn between where to turn next regarding the recent shortcoming and bad press about the Catholic Church.
I’m often asked this question by both Catholics and non-Catholics.
When difficult things happen in our lives it’s understandable and important to both our emotional and physical health that we seek out either professional counseling intervention or someone to just vent our feelings to help us sort them out.