Lana Banegas, LMFT

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Holidays & Relationship Growth: Eliminating Defensivess

Couples often struggle with conflict resolution in their relationship. This comes up a lot around the holiday season due to increased family pressures, relative visits and time together. It is natural and even important to have conflict, after all, we know that intimacy is developed in conflict (which is, by the way, simply defined as, …

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Why the Coronavirus is Making You Sick…of Your Marriage and How to PROTECT your Most Valued Relationship.

The New York Post, Fox News, the Washington Post and other news sources are reporting surges in divorce inquiries in the United States since the outbreak of the coronavirus and the mandate to shelter in place. Divorce rates in China and in Turkey have spiked since the coronavirus induced lockdown and the post trauma of …

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Why Do Some Couples Benefit from Couples Counseling While Others Do Not?

Some couples come in for counseling and within a few sessions they start to feel progress, while other couples do not. These couples seem stuck, they go through the motion of attending sessions yet are not experiencing the change they long for. What is the difference? Is it the counselor? Is it their partner? The …

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