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Secure Attachment

Secure Attachment: The Key to Healthy Relationships In this article, we delve into the crucial concept of secure attachment and its profound impact on our lives. More than just a term, secure attachment is a fundamental element that shapes our emotional well-being,...

Attachment Styles

Four types of attachment styles are commonly observed in individuals. These attachment styles, namely secure, anxious-preoccupied, dismissive-avoidant, and fearful-avoidant, play a significant role in shaping our relationships and interactions with others....

Limits to Confidentiality in Therapy

"What is said in here, stays in here." Many therapists begin their sessions saying something similar. But that is mostly -but not always - true. Both Federal and State laws provide counseling clients with a large degree of privacy. Most of this is protected by HIPAA....

TeleHealth

We are open and accepting new clients. Schedule an Appointment Bowden McElroy Counseling offers TeleHealth sessions (HIPAA compliant video-chat) as an alternative to an office visit. Our video platform is very user-friendly; all you need is a web browser, microphone,...

Men and Depression

Almost twice as many women as men experience depression. Women are more likely to seek professional help than men. In fact, 2 out of 3 counseling clients are female.Men just aren’t as good at seeking out help.Men don’t, however, get a pass when it comes to depression....

5 Reasons Your Spouse Won’t Go To Marriage Counseling

You’ve finally experienced all the pain you’re willing to put up with and are ready to seek help. But your spouse won’t even consider marriage counseling. Don’t give up on the idea of marriage counseling. After 38 years of marriage and 36 years of providing marriage...

Communication Is Not The Problem

“We can’t communicate” is a statement I hear a lot in my counseling practice. It doesn’t take long before I discover it isn’t true. Most of the couples I see communicate quite well. In fact, the whole neighborhood hears them communicating. They communicate in my...

Christmas Advice To My Sons-in-Law

Christmas can be stressful.It is supposed to be wonderful and magical - and at times it is both of those things - but it can also bring its own unique problems.  Most of what I have learned about managing holiday stress I have learned the hard way. With the sincere...

5 Reasons To Go To Marriage Counseling Alone

As the name would suggest, marriage counseling is intended for couples. But sometimes, only one spouse is willing to go. If that describes you, then you may want to go to marriage counseling alone. One spouse may believe marital therapy won’t be helpful.   Or they...