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Celebrating Mothers

Mother's Day is the day we stop everything to celebrate and honor mothers, motherhood, maternal bonds, and the influence that all mothers have in our lives. I would like to take a moment to thank all mothers for your unyielding support, and for loving us with all your...

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I Am Sorry

I am sorry. I am sorry that you are hurting. I am sorry for the people who can't say they're sorry to you. I'm sorry that they aren't giving you what you need. I am sorry they can't see your value or worth. I will tell you that I am sorry until you are able to forgive...

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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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Is Our Past Ever Our Past?

It is a false premise that our past is our past. We cannot avoid, run from, or turn a blind eye to unresolved past issues. What I'm clear about is that unless our issues are dealt with and worked through, our past is our present and will be our future.

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What If We Believed in Ourselves?

We are gifted beyond measure. However, we cannot truly hold the possibilities of our gifts and power, because we are consumed with messages of doubt, self-loathing, and fear. We are holding on to the limits others have placed on us, and have begun identifying them as...

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