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Seven Tips to Improve Your Relationship

Seven Tips to Improve Your Relationship

Problems are a common occurrence in most relationships. They can be due to any number of things, including personality issues, communication problems, and differing expectations. While there’s no single cause of relationship challenges, it’s important to look for potential red flags and take steps to address them ...
What Is Play Therapy For Children And Will It Help My Child?

What Is Play Therapy For Children And Will It Help My Child?

The Montgomery Counseling Group in Charlotte, NC  offers Play Therapy as an effective means to assist children in dealing with emotional challenges that won't respond to the "talk-based" psychotherapy designed for adults.  Through play, children discover the world around them and their feelings about it. Play is ...
How Anxiety Counseling Can Help You Deal With Stress

How Anxiety Counseling Can Help You Deal With Stress

Feelings of anxiousness, excessive worry, or extreme muscular tension can all be signs of anxiety. All of us experience some degree of anxiety or stress from time to time.  In fact, some anxiety can actually improve our performance in the short term, but when the level of anxiety regularly interferes with the ...
Signs of Depression and How Depression Counseling Can Help

Signs of Depression and How Depression Counseling Can Help

Depression is a complex experience. It isn’t easy to define or describe as each person develops depression and experiences depression differently. Because depression is so complex, there have been many different theories proposed attempting to explain what depression is and how it comes about. Some of these ...
Family Strengthening Activity: Family Football Pudding

Family Strengthening Activity: Family Football Pudding

Shauna Faile is a licensed Marriage and Family Associate who provides individual, couple, marital and family therapy at the Montgomery Counseling Group in Charlotte, NC. Check back here for more family strengthening activities. If you would like to schedule an appointment with Shauna, please contact her using ...
3 Reasons Why Play Therapy Is So Effective

3 Reasons Why Play Therapy Is So Effective

Through play, children discover the world around them and their feelings about it. Play is also how children communicate these often-complex feelings. This is what makes effective therapy such a powerful treatment. Pretending offers children the opportunity to “finally” be in charge and express what if feels like ...
How to Help a Loved One Suffering from Depression

How to Help a Loved One Suffering from Depression

Watching a loved one suffer from depression is incredibly difficult. All you want to do is help them feel better. But when it becomes obvious you can’t take their pain away, you can become frustrated. As a friend or family member of someone suffering from depression, it’s important to remember that your loved ...
Get Your CoVid-19 Vaccine!

Get Your CoVid-19 Vaccine!

Worried About Getting Your CoVid shot? Read this Don’t like shots? You are not alone. 25% of adults have a fear of needles. But here’s the good news: there are simple, proven strategies that can help. The site below helps you make a plan to do what you need to do to take care of yourself, your family, and all ...
When to Worry: Recognizing Signs of Trauma in Your Loved Ones

When to Worry: Recognizing Signs of Trauma in Your Loved Ones

Over the past several years, there have been numerous traumatic events all across the country. From incidents of mass violence to devastating natural disasters, hundreds of thousands of Americans have experienced or witnessed a disastrous or life-threatening event. In addition to tragedies such as these, anyone ...
When Family Becomes Toxic

When Family Becomes Toxic

Tips for Dealing with Toxic Family Members Montgomery Counseling Group:  A multidisciplinary psychotherapy practice based in Charlotte, NC The word “family” can bring to mind an array of complex emotions. Depending on your childhood and current family situation, these feelings could be mostly positive, mostly ...