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Self-Differentiation: Part I

Self-Differentiation: Part I (This series will be multiple parts and lay out the basic understandings of Self-Differentiation from Family Systems Theory and suggest strategies to grow in this area. I have seen this knowledge and these tools be a huge help in my clients’ lives in all types of relationships. I hope you find it helpful too!) I remember when...[ read more ]

Are You Playing the Blame Game? Here’s Why You Need to Stop

Are You Playing the Blame Game? Here's Why You Need to Stop Blame and game – two words that should never be joined together. The truth is, the blame game is no fun to play and there are never any winners. And, perhaps, the biggest loser of all is the one who is doing all the blaming. When we blame...[ read more ]

How to Reduce Fighting Over Money & Budgets

How to Reduce Fighting Over Money & Budgets If you and your partner argue about money, you’re not alone. According to a recent survey, 27% of Americans said that disagreements about finances tend to erupt into full-blown arguments. This means couples fight more about money than they do about work, chores or the kids (http://money.usnews.com/money/blogs/alpha-consumer/2010/10/18/the-biggest-money-mistakes-couples-make). Perhaps even more disturbing is...[ read more ]

Where Do We Go From Here…

Where Do We Go From Here…   It’s tough to believe that we are already one month into 2018. Sometimes when I think about how quickly time seems to go by I get down on myself. I wonder if I am accomplishing enough. Or if I am spending enough time with my family. I am wondering if what I am...[ read more ]

6 Great Ways to Deepen Your Relationship Bond

6 Great Ways to Deepen Your Relationship Bond Love is a beautiful thing, and there’s nothing more amazing than feeling the bond you share with your partner get stronger. If you’re in a happy relationship, you can keep it that way by introducing a few new things into your relationship. Here are 6 evidence-based approaches that will help you enjoy...[ read more ]

Why Timing is Everything When it Comes to Marriage Counseling

Seeking help from a marriage counselor is not unlike seeking help from a mechanic. It makes little sense to take your car into the shop a month after it started making a horrific noise. By that time, too much damage may have been done and your engine may be beyond repair. By the same token, the effectiveness of marriage counseling is directly...[ read more ]

Gather ‘Round

(Every week, along with counseling and mental health information, I will try to equip you with some kind of outdoor activity or skill. I love getting into the wilderness, and I also enjoy sharing new things with people who don't typically enjoy the outdoors. Some weeks this might be something super simple, like this week, or it might be something...[ read more ]

De-Stress…NOW!

De-Stress...NOW!   In the past year, I left a job in Texas, sold our house, moved my family to Arkansas, started a new job, launched a website, joined a new church, experienced the holiday season with our toddler, and started building a counseling practice. Looking back on the last year, I realized that my wife and I have covered a ton...[ read more ]

When They Cry

When They Cry.   It’s no secret that a lot of people are afraid of intimacy. Vulnerability is scary, and many people just hope the other person can handle it without telling them, “You’re weird.” As a counselor, I see many people who want to learn how to open up and share in a vulnerable way, which is a wonderful...[ read more ]

We Are Open!

We Are Open!   Welcome to Riverside Counseling! My name is Kyle and I want to thank you for taking time to learn about me and my counseling practice. This website is an expression of an ongoing dream of mine where I incorporate counseling, mental health information, and the outdoors into a therapeutic experience both for my readers and my...[ read more ]