Category Archives: help

When Is It Time to Leave Your Relationship? Part 2- Safety Plan for Domestic Violence by Ilissa Banhazl, MFT

When verbal abuse escalates into physical abuse it is definitely time to leave! You and your children are in danger! How to leave safely is the question. Here are a few suggestions.  1. Make sure you find a cabinet or drawer near your … Continue reading

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When Is It Time To Leave Your Relationship? By Ilissa Banhazl, MFT- Part I

There are times when there is no question whether to leave or stay. See if your relationship contains any of the following characteristics. My partner… 1. Emotionally abuses me by calling me hurtful names like stupid, fat or ugly, etc.. … Continue reading

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Bikini Waxing for Girls Ages 11-14. Over-Sexualizing? What’s Your Opinion? I’ll Tell You Mine!

I heard last week on the news that some women were in an uproar about an ad offering a discount to girls ages 11 to 14 for a bikini wax. These women felt they were sexualizing girls at a young age. … Continue reading

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Is Your Child Cutting? Are you Sure?

By Ilissa Banhazl, MFT- Something new after the Baby Boomer Generation is young people cutting themselves. While working with many teens and younger children I have found that they are engaging in cutting behavior because they are in extreme pain … Continue reading

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Is Your Relationship On Its Last Leg? If So, Try Couple’s Therapy!

Are you unhappy in your relationship? Do you feel stuck like you don’t know how to fix the problem? Have you started separating emotionally in response to the problems? If so, you are not alone. There are many couples just … Continue reading

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Personal Growth and Couple’s Counseling: Can You Answer This Question?

If I asked you to tell me what was wrong with your relationship I’m sure you’d be more clear about what you’re partner needs to work on than you would be about yourself. It doesn’t mean you’re being unfair. It … Continue reading

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Lesbian Counseling Available in Glendora

I work with all kinds of couples and individuals. I’m always surprised when a patient tells me that they found it difficult to find a therapist that works with lesbian clients. I have a private practice located in Glendora near … Continue reading

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