How to offer empathy when facing anger

Here at Compass Community Counseling we are located in the pacific northwest. While normally this is a statement filled with pride, as we reside in my biased opinion of one the most beautiful areas of the country, and safest, recently we have been overcome with devastating fires. We have lived in extremely smokey conditions while [...]

By |2019-06-07T00:25:47+00:00September 20th, 2017|Emotions, Uncategorized|Comments Off on How to offer empathy when facing anger

When you Divorce your Children

4 Ways to Support your Child Divorce happens. It is more common than we may wish to think; statistically about 45% of couples divorce. Does this seem like a high rate to you? It actually hasn’t changed much in recent years. Regardless of the reason for the dissolution of your marriage, it is important to [...]

By |2018-06-11T05:18:17+00:00March 18th, 2017|Child, Divorce, Family therapy, Uncategorized|Comments Off on When you Divorce your Children

Why is Empathy Important?

Understanding Why You Need Empathy As a marriage and family therapist, it isn’t uncommon to bear witness to the inner webs of conflict, arguments, relationship dissatisfaction and infidelity. Many couples begin the therapy process because they just can’t seem to communicate effectively. While there are many reasons that this occurs, one reason that is often [...]

By |2019-06-07T00:25:57+00:00March 1st, 2017|Emotions, Intentions, Relationships, Self Awareness, Thoughts, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Why is Empathy Important?

Choosing a Counselor

How to find a great therapist/counselor It’s pretty easy to find any counselor/therapist but it might be more difficult to find one that is right for you. The single most important factor in determining the right therapist for you has nothing to do with years of training or modality of treatment. It is something more [...]

By |2017-04-11T04:14:03+00:00November 16th, 2016|Self Awareness, Uncategorized|6 Comments

Connecting with your spouse

6 Great ways that YOU can Connect with your Spouse In a world of go, go go, and have it your way it is harder than ever to stay connected to those we love and care so much about. If you think I’m wrong just walk into a restaurant and look around. You will see [...]

By |2017-04-11T04:17:53+00:00October 19th, 2016|Marriage, Relationships, Self Awareness, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Connecting with your spouse

Who I am and why I’m here

Erica London I thought it would be best to start my blogging with “who I am and why I am here.” I almost think this is a loaded question really because as a therapist this could get deep real quick! You will soon learn if you don’t know already that I am pretty straightforward and [...]

By |2017-04-11T04:23:07+00:00October 5th, 2016|Beliefs, Self Awareness, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Who I am and why I’m here