We all deserve the right to live authentically, but for so many people in the LGBTQ+ community, living authentically requires a few extra steps. “Coming out” is the process of telling friends, family, coworkers, and anyone you encounter that you exist outside the heteronormative culture we live in. You are not a straight, cis-gendered person.
Covid-19 is still a very real, very dangerous thing. However, the world has for the most part begun to open up. Getting drinks with your friends, traveling, and meeting new people is a possibility again. It feels as if the whole world has been sleeping and everyone is just now emerging from deep hibernation. Everything
Emotional maturity is the ability to manage your emotional reactions under any circumstances. Knowing how to respond to others, and yourself, in difficult situations is a skill set we continuously work on and try to improve. How emotionally mature are you? Take our Emotional Maturity Quiz: When someone on whom you depend emotionally lets you
Did the Covid-19 pandemic hurt or help your relationship? The answer might depend on how resilient you are as a couple. Many influences are factored into whether or not a relationship survives an economic or emotional crisis, some couples might seek divorce or therapy. However, studies show that even though significant stress can drive couples
We get a lot of questions about couple therapy at RIVIA, so we asked LCSW and couple therapy specialist, Tyler Parrott, to answer some of the most frequent. Thanks for answering some of our most asked questions about couple therapy! Tell us, who needs/benefits from couple therapy? A big misconception around couple therapy is
Hold Me Tight By Sue Johnson What’s it about? Sue Johnson is the founder of emotion focused couples therapy and one of the best couples therapists of our age. In this book she explains how to productively have seven types of conversations as a couple, ranging from recognizing and discussing the sources of your arguments,
When we learn to be more mindful, we form deeper connections with ourselves, our environment, and others. There are a number of ways to incorporate mindfulness techniques into your day. Breathing Mindfulness, or being mindful of what you’re sensing and feeling in the moment, may involve breathing methods, guided imagery, and other practices
The Attitude of Gratitude The holidays are usually a time of reflection and gratitude, but how can gratitude make you happier year round? Gratitude is the act of giving thanks or being thankful and appreciative for what you have, whether tangible or intangible, and recognizing it helps you to acknowledge what’s good in your life.
Listen to the posdcast here Since Valentine’s Day is around the corner, Lucia and Dr. Wang grab a cup of tea and dive into a conversation about Asian American Dating! Topics covered include: Asian American masculinity, Interracial dating, how much of our relationship problems are related to our relationships with our parents, and the fear