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4 Easy Steps To Fix Your Most Destructive Relationship

Posted by on Dec 15, 2016 in Blog | 0 comments

4 Easy Steps To Fix Your Most Destructive Relationship

Would you be friends with a person who lies to you all the time? Who barely supported your dreams and goals? Who physically stood in your way, pushed you down, and bullied you when you tried to be your best? The answer to this questions is obvious- Heck No! That person sounds like a vile, terrible human being and I wouldn’t touch them with a 10 foot pole. Unfortunately, it is all too common that our most important relationship is a relationship that looks just like this poor excuse for a friend. Our relationship with ourself, through our thoughts, is often the most tumultuous and...

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5 Steps to Rebuilding Confidence after a Physical Trauma

Posted by on Sep 29, 2014 in Blog | 0 comments

5 Steps to Rebuilding Confidence after a Physical Trauma

by Whitney Prestwood, MA, NCC, Clinical Associate   One of the most common casualties of trauma is self-confidence. After a trauma we are thrown into a space where perhaps the world around us hasn’t changed much, but we most certainly have. Hobbies and activities we used to enjoy and were good at can seem alien and near impossible. Truthfully, how could they not? Our sense of security and reality has been altered and, as Walsh (2003) put it, we may struggle with the belief that we have been set back to square one. Loss of confidence can show up in a variety of ways. Perhaps your body...

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Violence in My Friend’s Relationship

Posted by on Sep 8, 2014 in Blog | 0 comments

Dear Dr. Jenn, I have a friend who I suspect may be in a relationship with a man who is abusive to her. She has a couple of children with him and I am also worried they might be in danger too. What can I do to help my friend? Dr. Jenn’s Answer – The media has focused attention and channeled outrage over Ray Rice’s incident of domestic violence caught on tape. It also happens that October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month. All of this attention is further evidence that our society is woefully unaware of the seriousness of domestic violence and the prevalence of...

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Announcing Our New Trauma Specialist

Posted by on Aug 28, 2014 in Blog | 0 comments

We are pleased to announce the latest addition to our team of experts, Dr. Jenn Matheson, Ph.D., LMFT. Dr. Matheson has over 14 years of experience in the field of Marriage & Family Therapy as a clinician, professor, and researcher. She provide her expertise and passion in the treatment of trauma, medical issues, and grief and loss among individuals, couples, and families. Dr. Matheson will provide the leadership and vision to continue to make ACG the group of choice for state of the art relational trauma treatment for Front Range Coloradoans.

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Is My Relationship Unhealthy?

Posted by on Aug 18, 2014 in Blog | 0 comments

Is My Relationship Unhealthy?

Dear Dr. Jenn, How do I know if I’m in an unhealthy relationship, and if it is, how do I know when to get out? Dr. Jenn’s Response: Whether you have a long history of romantic relationships or you are just falling in love for the first time, everyone spends time assessing their relationship for health. Many people fear that if they are in an unhealthy relationship, they’ll make excuses to stay in it in spite of what messages they are getting from self and others. So listen to the totality of what people who love you and who you trust are telling you about how your relationship...

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Neurofeedback Therapy

Posted by on Aug 8, 2014 in Blog | 0 comments

Are your professional or personal goals out of reach because of uncontrollable stress and anxiety? When under stress, we underperform in all aspects of life. Stress affects the tone of your central nervous system, affecting hormonal balance, impairing the immune system, and overall mental function. Negative emotions and anxious thoughts are damaging to the physiological system – which is why we experience them as physical as well as mental distress. Neurofeedback is a targeted and direct method to return your mind to its natural unstressed position. We specialize in training your brain to...

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