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6 Ways Listening to Music is Like Therapy, But Free! Ilissa Banhazl, MFT La Verne, CA

Music is therapeutic in many ways. It can be used to change your mood. Here are 6 benefits of  music therapy: 1. Calms you anger or anxiety 2. Soothes your sadness 3. Reflects your joy 4. Elevates your mood 5. … Continue reading

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Are You Looking for the Man of Your Dreams? Or the Girl…? 9 Things to Think About, By Ilissa Banhazl, MFT, San Dimas

Why not look for the man or woman of you dreams! Why not share your life with someone? Don’t give up hope. It may take time to meet the right one. Don’t buy into how difficult it is to meet someone. … Continue reading

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Learn “Mindful Communication” and Save Your Relationship, 4 Things You Can Talk About…By Ilissa Banhazl, MFT San Dimas

Most times when couples discuss things and it turns into an argument its because each person is fighting to win and be right. “Mindful Communication” teaches you that there are no right or wrongs. Trying to win is loosing. Trying … Continue reading

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Film/TV Therapy: Watch the TV Show MadMen and Understand 5 Things About Relationships, Counseling, La Verne, CA

The TV show Madmen transports you to another time; except it feels like another world. It is eye opening for women and men to see the changes in women, men and relationships since then. Back then: 1. Women were still … Continue reading

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5 Reasons Good Communication is Essential for a Happy Relationship, Therapy, Claremont, CA

Do your discussions turn into arguments most of the time? If so, that’s a sign that you both need to work on your communication. Here are 5 reason why… 1. You are using mind reading and responding as if you … Continue reading

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I’m Curious How Couples’ Counseling Works; We’ve Never Done This Before, 10 Things to Expect, Ilissa Banhazl, marriage and family therapy, Glendora & Upland, CA

I receive calls from either one in the couplehood inquiring about couple’s therapy. What will it be like they wonder… Here’s exactly how couple’s counseling works: 1. First, I will invite you both to attend a session or two together. 2. … Continue reading

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6 Ways You Can Have a Healthy Discussion With Your Partner About Anything! Relationship, Couples, Marriage Counseling Upland, CA

If your goal in the discussion with your partner is to win than you’re going to lose every time. See if you can change your goal of winning to understanding. Understanding yourself and your partner and be open to differences. … Continue reading

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