Tag Archives: communication

You Bring It, We’ll Solve it! Couples Counseling…by Ilissa Banhazl, MFT

When a couple calls to schedule an appointment they often ask, “What will couples counseling be like?” It’s a great question. I tell them, “When you first come in I’ll explain about counseling and confidentiality. Then, I’ll ask both of … Continue reading

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What Do You Do When You Find Out Your Partner Had an Affair and They Don’t Know If They Want Your Forgiveness?

Wait a minute, what’s wrong with this picture? She/he cheated on you and you want to try to forgive, but your partner is not sure that they want to be with you anymore! Aren’t they supposed to be begging for your … Continue reading

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Communication Is Everything In a Relationship! Here Are Some Quick Tips That Can Make All the Difference! Ilissa Banhazl, MFT

Are you sharing your feelings before you tell your partner what’s bothering you about them? Or are you simply complaining or attacking? Are you using your words to tell your partner that you appreciate something they have done? Or are … Continue reading

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A Tip For Better Communication With Your Partner, from Ilissa Banhazl, MFT

When I observe couples discussing an important issue I notice behaviors that make it difficult to resolve issues. First I notice that when the discussion becomes somewhat emotional because partners are passionate about their points, couples will interrupt the other … Continue reading

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Back to School! Mom and DAD, Do You Know How Your Child is Feeling? Written by Ilissa Banhazl, MFT

Back to school can be fun because your child gets to see his friends again but for some the return of the bully may be lurking in the hallways. Have you asked your child how he’s doing socially? Of course … 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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You Must See The Film “Bully” and Bring Your Children!

Written by Ilissa Banhazl, MFT- I saw the film “Bully” yesterday at the Laemmle theatre in Claremont. It was very good. You really should take your children to see it and talk about it afterwards. It was sad but the situation … Continue reading

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