Portland Therapy Blog

Local experts share the latest information and resources on all things mental health.

How a Break-up can be the Best Thing That Ever Happened to You

Posted:   April 28, 2014 by Amelia Morgan-Rothschild, MA, LPC

I would like to suggest that there is something really good about going through a break-up.

How Strong Is Your Relationship Foundation?

Posted:   April 04, 2014 by Gina Senarighi

When it comes to building a relationship that will last a lifetime it is important to know you’re on the right track. So many couples ask me if they will make it long term.

The Marriage Hack

Posted:   April 02, 2014 by Gina Senarighi

One truth for most long-term couples, is that satisfaction declines over time. Keeping interest, desire, and overall satisfaction alive in a relationship takes work. Couples typically become less and less happy with their relationships the longer they’ve been together. And a large part of my work is helping them rediscover that happiness. Recently, a group of scientists developed an intervention called “The Marriage Hack”, utilizing a specific technique they call emotional reappraisal that has had profound impact on my work with marital satisfaction.

Stress Management for Beginners

Posted:   April 01, 2014 by Glenn Goldman, MA, LPC

Chronic stress is a negative feedback loop. When we’re not able to reach a fully relaxed state, our brain is continuously being told that there is real danger, which triggers the body’s stress response.