Category Archives: Relationship Counseling

Do Your Disagreements Turn Into Big Fights? 5 Things You Can Do to Avoid Fighting… Ilissa Banhazl, MFT, San Dimas, CA

Do you find that most times when you and your partner have a disagreement that the conversation turns into a “who can push your buttons more match”! Not effective at all, right? Yet you’re stuck in this negative pattern of … Continue reading

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Do You Feel Disconnected From your Partner? 2 Things You Need to Save Your Relationship! By Ilissa Banhazl, MFT, Claremont, CA

Do you feel disconnected from your partner? Has this been going on for a long time? If so, don’t wait any longer!! The longer you are disengaged the more difficult it is to find one another again. However, you can … Continue reading

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5 Ways We Handle Difficult Topics in Therapy/Counseling; Would You Rather Discuss it in My Office? Ilissa Banhazl, La Verne

If you find that communicating with your partner about difficult topics at home, spirals into a fight; then discussing it my office might be helpful for you. Here’s what we will do: 1. Come prepared with a topic to discuss. … Continue reading

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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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