Articles & Blog Posts

Dad, I Miss You…

Today, like most days (especially on Father’s Day, the day of his passing and his birthday), I grieve the passing of my father. So on this Father’s Day, I decided to share a snapshot of who my dad was with those of you that didn’t have the pleasure of knowing him and...

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Joy

"What is joy?" This was a question recently posed to me, and I had no idea how to answer. I hadn't spent much time or energy thinking about the value or importance of joy. I spent the first half of my life striving to have a successful career and sustainable life for...

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Today will be a Good Day

Regardless of what is said to me, asked of me, requested from me today is going to be a good. There are no other options. I'm creating space and making room for my own peace, wellness, and happiness today.

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Good Enough

You are not smart enough! You are too big! You are too aggressive! The way you lead is ineffective! You are too intense! These are messages I have internalized and constantly battling against, and most days I am winning the battle. However, could you imagine a world...

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The Beauty of Humanity in Relationships

I was recently talking with a client about the beauty of humanity in relationships. The beauty of humanity in relationships isn't the perfection in our partner, but the beauty in their ability to learn and grow. We all have "stuff", so the beauty is in our ability to...

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Steps to Get Out of a Domestically Violent Relationship

Below are steps to keep individuals safe if they are in a violent relationship. Please share, spread the word, and save these steps, because you never know when someone may need them. According to The National Domestic Violence Hotline, following these steps may...

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What is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT)?

Recently a potential client called me for an initial session. She began the conversation by asking me about being a marriage and family therapist. She said, “Dr. Clarke, me and my husband are having relationship and communication struggles. We would like to seek...

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Trust Your Gut

A client once helped me truly understand the value of trusting your gut.  At the end of his intake session he said, "No disrespect, but I don't know you, I don't trust you, and I really don't believe in some of what you're saying to me. However, I trust and believe in...

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