Allison O'Brien, LMFT

Recent Posts

The Race to Inner Peace

 

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Depression During Pregnancy and Postpartum

 

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When Someone Pushes Our Buttons

I spend a significant amount of time helping clients understand their “buttons” or “triggers”. We all have them and we all know how to push the buttons of our loved ones. I enjoy helping people ...

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Connection Ritual for Couples

If you find yourself feeling disconnected from your partner and longing to know what’s going on inside for them, a connection ritual can help. There are many reasons we miss each other day to ...
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Positive Connections and Parents

We can get into negative cycles with our children that can be hard to break. It happens so easily. Busy schedules, homework, and the normal frustrations that come with growing up can weigh on ...

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Moving from Self-Criticism to Self-Kindness

 
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Dispelling The Myth That True Love Should Be Easy

I often hear people say things like “If it’s meant to be, marriage/sex/love should come naturally.” There are many messages in our culture that elude to this notion, from fairy tales to poetry. ...
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Self Care…Why Is It So Important

What is Self-Care and Why is it Important?
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Turning Toward Your Partner

Turning towards your partner in times of conflict, or stress for comfort and support is a key factor in maintaining closeness and a secure bond in relationships. When things get tough in a ...

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