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Suicide Prevention Awareness Month

In 2020, suicide was the 12th leading cause of death overall in the US, claiming the lives of over 45,900 people (National Institute of Mental Health). The topic of suicide is complicated and very...

Which Attachment Style Are You? Secure Attachment

The three attachment styles covered so far (anxious, avoidant, and disorganized) are insecure attachment styles and so, they are characterized by difficulties with maintaining healthy relationships...

Which Attachment Style Are You? Disorganized/Fearful-Avoidant

In part 4 of our series on attachment styles, we’ll take a look at the Disorganized/Fearful-Avoidant attachment style. Folks with this attachment style tend to waver between the traits of both anxious...

Which Attachment Style Are You? Avoidant/Dismissive

Today we’re highlighting the Avoidant/Dismissive attachment style. People with this attachment style tend to have a positive view of themselves and a negative view of others...

Which Attachment Style Are You?: Anxious/Preoccupied

In today’s post, we’re going to focus on the anxious/preoccupied attachment style. For adults with an anxious attachment style, the thought of living without a partner (or being alone in general)...

Couples Therapy 101: Sexual Conflicts

Sexual conflicts can arise from a variety of factors, including differences in sexual desire, communication issues, past traumas, physical or medical concerns, and emotional intimacy challenges...

Attachment Styles

As a couples therapist, I often end up helping clients become aware of their attachment styles and the impact attachment styles have on relationships. Attachment styles are how you ‘attach’ to people...

Couples Therapy 101: Infidelity

Couples therapy can be beneficial for couples who have experienced infidelity by providing a structured and supportive environment for addressing the challenges and rebuilding trust in the...

Couples Therapy 101: Divorce Counseling

Couples therapy can offer several benefits when considering divorce. While therapy cannot guarantee reconciliation or prevent a divorce, it can provide a supportive and constructive environment to...

Living ADHD as an Adult (part 2)

In the first part of this series, we delved into the prevalence rate of adult ADHD, ADHD as a deficit of one’s executive functioning, and ADHD as a performance disorder rather than a knowledge...

Couples Therapy 101: Cross-Cultural Couples

Cross-cultural couples often face a unique set of challenges due to their differing cultural backgrounds, values, traditions, and expectations. While every couple is different, here are some common...

Living with ADHD as an Adult (part 1)

While having coffee with some colleagues, we got into an interesting discussion about the profound impact ADHD (Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder) has on adults. While ADHD is widely known and...

Couples Therapy 101: Military Couples in a Foreign Duty Station

Couples who are stationed together on a military base in a foreign country may face specific challenges in their relationship. Here are some common issues that arise for couples in this situation and...

Mindfulness Meditation

Mindfulness meditation is the act of paying attention to the here-and-now without any judgment. The practice is...

Couples Therapy 101: Individual Therapy for Couples Issues

Before we go deep down about couples therapy, we'd like to post another topic about things closely related to it...

Couples Therapy 101: Tips from Emotionally Focused Therapy

Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) is an approach that can help improve marriages and relationships. Here are some tips that draw from EFT principles for cultivating a healthier and more fulfilling...

Parent’s Day

A Day for Parents In honor of Parent’s Day (5/8) in Korea, we’d like to mention a few things about being a parent that we sometimes forget or neglect. 1. The importance of self-care for parents:...

Mental Health Awareness Month

Mental Health Awareness Month “You don’t have to struggle in silence. You can be un-silent. You can live well with a mental-health condition, as long as you open up to somebody about it.” –Demi...

Anxiety and Peak Athletic Performance

Anxiety and the NBA We’re currently in the best part of the NBA season – the playoffs. Watching the teams compete, as well as the individual performances of these elite athletes on the biggest...

Tornado in South Florida

Tornado in South Florida “Together we can face any challenges as deep as the ocean and as high as the sky.” – Sonia Gandhi The potential impact of a tornado on the mental health of...

Couples Therapy 101: Psychotherapy with a Collateral

Couples Therapy 101: Psychotherapy with a Collateral Hello, We plan to post a series of introduction about couples therapy-in addition to other topics-in order to demystify it, so that many of you can...

Top 5 Mental Health Issues Among Expats in South Korea

Top 5 Mental Health Issues Among Expats in South Korea Top 5 mental health issues among expats in South Korea and how therapists at Integrated Counseling Services (ICS) can help: 1) Culture shock and...

Why Managing Anger Leads to a Healthier Life

Why Managing Anger Leads to a Healthier Life While watching the new Netflix show Beef, I couldn’t help but be entranced by the expressions of anger (among a whole lot of other intense emotions). The...

April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month

April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month What is National Child Abuse Prevention Month? Once upon a time, in 1983, the U.S. Senate designated April as National Child Abuse Prevention Month, with...

How to Respond to NYC Parking Garage Collapse

How to Respond to the NYC Parking Garage Collapse Suppose you hear about an incident that has impacted so many people directly or indirectly. In that case, you may wonder how to respond to the...

Why Should I Find a Psychotherapist Close By?

Why Should I Find a Psychotherapist Close By? Are you looking for an English-speaking counselor in Korea? You’ll probably google it or ask a close friend about where to receive counseling...
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