Sue Brazee, MA, LMFT Therapy Blog

Below are articles about my individual, couples, and family therapy services.

Dealing with the Digital Side of Romance

Dealing with the Digital Side of Romance

The digital age is upon us, and it has changed our lives in many ways. Technology simplifies our work environments, makes it easier to stay organized with calendars and contacts lists, and it affects our personal space too. We use digital media to store important pictures, play the songs that get us through our workouts and share special moments in our lives with family and friends. The digital age also helps love to bloom, and it is changing the way modern romances end too.

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The Many Faces of Depression

The Many Faces of Depression

There are many things that can make a person feel down. Losing a loved one, missing a deadline on an important project or breaking up with a boyfriend can all give you a case of the blues and leave you crying in your pillow for a little while. Sometimes, however, there is more to a sad feeling than a slump in life. When that is the case, depression might be the culprit.

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Eating Disorders – The Benefits of Individual Therapy In The Recovery Process

Eating Disorders – The Benefits of Individual Therapy In The Recovery Process

The Root of Eating Disorders

We all want to look our best,and developing new eating habits is an important component in changing one’s appearance and building self esteem. However, sometimes efforts to change one’s appearance become extreme as the result of underlying issues or obsessive compulsive behaviors. Anorexia, bulimia, purging and an unhealthy obsession with food can be the result. When one’s perception of food becomes unhealthy, there are often underlying feelings and unmet needs that must be addressed in order to return to a healthier way of life. Individual therapy is an effective solution when you need to cope with the past and present, come to terms with unhealthy feelings and get back on track to a healthier you.

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Forgiveness Benefits You As Well As The Person You Are Forgiving

Forgiveness Benefits You As Well As The Person You Are Forgiving

How Can Forgiveness Help

We have all experienced the pain and frustration associated with being hurt by a loved one at some point in life. Wounds caused by harsh words from a parent or sibling, the misguided actions of a close friend or poor choices made by a partner can cause feelings of anger, hatred or even the need for revenge. Feeling this way is normal for a period of time, but holding on to such negative emotions can be life-altering, emotionally damaging and physically harmful. Making the choice to forgive helps you to work through the negativity, and it offers many benefits to your physical, psychological and spiritual health.

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Couples Counseling in Yorba Linda–How Your Relationship Can Benefit

Couples Counseling in Yorba Linda–How Your Relationship Can Benefit

Maintaining a strong relationship and developing effective problem solving strategies takes time and effort. As few of us come across the skills necessary for a successful relationship naturally, couples counseling can be quite beneficial. Sue Brazee is a licensed marriage and family therapist in Yorba Linda, CA. She offers a therapeutic approach to counseling that benefits couples in many ways.

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What Are Some of the Symptoms of Anxiety?

What Are Some of the Symptoms of Anxiety?

Identifying the Symptoms of Anxiety

Anxiety is a common condition that crosses all segments of society. It is believed to be rooted in the evolutionary fight or flight behaviors and can serve as a protective measure in times of imminent danger. Normal anxiety includes feeling concerned during the birth of a child, becoming anxious before a special first date or feeling apprehensive about the purchase of a new home. Excessive anxiety is dangerous however, and it can cause physical and psychological symptoms that lead to stress disorders, PTSD and other debilitating conditions. Because anxiety can spin out of control quickly for some individuals, it is important to seek the assistance of a qualified family and marriage therapist whenever concerns arise. With the help of individual therapy, you can enhance physical and psychological health, and give yourself the necessary tools to counteract severe anxiety.

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Learn To Resolve and Manage Jealousy Through Couples Counseling

Learn To Resolve and Manage Jealousy Through Couples Counseling

Couples Counseling Helps Address & Resolve Jealousy

Jealousy and insecurity can cause extensive damage in any relationship. Envy, anger and sadness often develop when unresolved feelings of jealousy are present. In time, a relationship can fall apart as the result of these strong negative emotions. Sometimes jealousy is warranted, and sometimes it is unprovoked. Either way, it is possible for a couple to work through their relationship problems and manage jealousy independently, but participating in couples counseling is often the most effective method for resolving negative feelings and returning the relationship to a happier state of being.

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Does Couples Counseling Help Improve Intimacy In A Relationship?

Does Couples Counseling Help Improve Intimacy In A Relationship?

How Can You Improve the Intimacy in Your Relationship?

Intimacy is an important part of any loving relationship, and it allows a couple to share their physical and emotional selves with each other. Sometimes, as a couple moves through the challenges that life brings, intimacy gets lost in day to day experiences. Work, children and other time commitments can all cause a couple to lose focus on the importance of relationship intimacy, and this brings about feelings of distance or separation between the two individuals. If you and your partner are experiencing conflicts, frustrations, distance or challenges related to infidelity, couples counseling can provide a new beginning.

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