Waiting Increases Likelihood of Divorce

Posted on May 21, 2015

John D. Hawkins Jr., M.S., C.A.P., Registered Mental Health Intern According to couple’s researcher John Gottman, the average couple waits six years before seeking assistance from the time they begin experiencing relationship distress. This results in the underlying issue not being adequately addressed and typically intensifying, the growth of anger and resentments, and the increased… Read More

“I’M DEPRESSED.”

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John D. Hawkins Jr., M.S., C.A.P., Registered Mental Health Intern “I’m depressed.” Depression is one of the most common reasons individuals seek mental health treatment. However, saying I’m depressed is akin to saying, “I have a chest pain”; there can be numerous causes to that chest pain or to one’s depression. More times than I… Read More

It doesn’t work anymore

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John D. Hawkins Jr., M.S., C.A.P., Registered Mental Health Intern People enter counseling with a variety of complaints: depression, anxiety, addiction, and relationship conflicts. As I attempt to assist each individual with these issues, a primary contributing factor I frequently identify is an individual engaging in behaviors that were once adaptive but now have the… Read More

Wishful Thinking

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John D. Hawkins Jr., M.S., C.A.P., Registered Mental Health Intern A common psychological defense I see with many of my clients in relationships is denial through fantasy. In this defense, a person denies parts of their reality and relates to the fantasy of who their partner could be, rather than face the reality of who… Read More

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