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Welcome to the Sweitzer Counseling blog. Here you’ll find strategies to navigate the challenges we face as individuals, partners, and parents. Enjoy…and let me know if there’s a topic you would like me to cover in the future. 

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How to Defuse an Argument With Your Partner in 4 Steps

How to Defuse an Argument With Your Partner in 4 Steps

How would you like a simple, effective strategy to manage intense feelings and defuse an argument with your partner? Read on… 1: Recognize the "Stuck Cycle" As anyone in an intimate relationship knows, argument and conflict can feel really difficult and heavy. In an...

Name It to Tame It: Learn to Parent with Empathy

Take a moment to think about the characteristics of your relationship with your child. Do you face power struggles or feelings of powerlessness? Do you try to fix things for your child, or do you ask them to “use their words” only to find them incapable of doing so?...

6 Easy Ways to Improve Communication in Your Relationship

6 Easy Ways to Improve Communication in Your Relationship

Many couples report communication problems as one of the main reasons they come to couples counseling.  As renowned family therapist Virginia Satir said, 'Communication is to relationships what breath is to life.' My experience as a therapist and as a client in...