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How to Talk Politics With Those You Love – Without Tearing Your Hair or Their Eyes Out

From Lois M. Collins of DesertNews.com: Nine out of 10 Americans believe the 2016 presidential election is the most “polarizing” and “volatile” ever, according to research that says you’re not imagining it if you think you’re seeing fewer campaign signs, bumper stickers and people willing to ‘fess up about where they’ve thrown their support. “We’ve […]

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BMC Therapist Carrie Krawiec Talks Dating on MyTV20

Birmingham Maple Clinic therapist Carrie Krawiec appeared with Erin Nicole of WXYZ 7 Action News on MyTV20 this morning to discuss dating in the modern age. Carrie identified the following tactics when navigating dating in this tech-filled time: Create realistic expectations Know the difference between a value, a preference and reality. Practice active listening or […]

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BMC Welcomes Jane White For a Presentation on Human Trafficking

Birmingham Maple Clinic welcomed Jane White, director and founder of Michigan Human Trafficking Task Force to the clinic for a seminar for therapists on February 12, 2016.  The Michigan Human Trafficking Task Force is a non-profit organization originally founded through the School of Criminal Justice at Michigan State University. It is comprised of 90 Michigan […]

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Therapists Can Help with Dating

As Valentine’s Day approaches some people are giving thorough assessment to the quality of their relationships while others may be solemnly obsessing about the absence of a relationship and how to get into a new one.  Most have not considered, however, how therapy can help improve your dating life. So how may a therapist help […]

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Eliminate Past Resentment to Enjoy the Present

The following is excerpted from a presentation, “Eliminating Resentment… Solidifying Recovery,” given as part of The Meadows’ Michigan Lecture Series on November 10, 2010, by Dan O’Neil, MALLP.   RESENTMENT The word “resentment” has two parts: “re,” which means “again,” and “sentment,” which is “to feel.” So resentment is to feel again, or a feeling […]

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Gift Buying and the 5 Love Languages

With fewer than 10 days left until Christmas many people are feeling the stress of last minute gift getting. Perhaps the most stressful gifts to buy are the ones for those where we feel totally stumped as to what to get. We are likely to procrastinate buying for our hard-to-buy family and friends, hoping inspiration will strike. A […]

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Dr. Tianna Rooney Discusses Her New Book at BMC

Birmingham Maple Clinic hosted author Tianna Rooney, PhD, LMFT to the clinic for a lecture on increasing intimacy between couples. The title of the lecture “Foreplay: Using Gestures of Intention & Playfulness to Increase Intimacy” is based on Dr. Rooney’s book 14 Days of Foreplay. Therapists learned techniques to help couples increase emotional and physical […]

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Fallout After Affair: Can Your Relationship Be Saved?

Earlier this week hackers exposed millions of emails of subscribers to the site Ashley Madison. The online dating site, whose tag line is “Life’s Short. Have an Affair,” connects people looking to cheat on their spouses. The hackers revealed emails belonging to U.S. government officials, UK civil servants, high-level executives at European and American corporations, and […]

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Supreme Court Ruling: #LoveWins

After a long arduous journey, we recognize today as a historically important, emotional day as we recognize that all Americans have the right to enjoy the privileges of marriage and recognition as complete families.  Today we can all be proud of our Supreme Court and proud to be Americans. Justice Kennedy’s closing paragraph perfectly encapsulates […]

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Celebrity Couples Prove Everyone Can Benefit From Therapy

Whether you live your life in spotlight or in anonymity, chances are your relationships could benefit from professional help. In this article from Good Housekeeping magazine, celebrity couple Dax Shepard and Kristen Bell discuss why their marriage works. If your marriage or intimate relationship could use some strengthening, then you may find value in seeing […]

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