Lloyd Whieldon MS LPA

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Dissociative Symptoms

By |2019-10-12T13:45:54-06:00October 6th, 2019|Trauma|

What is Dissociation? (5 minute read) Dissociation is an experience in which we feel removed from our current environment. It can range from feeling somewhat zoned out, to a disturbing unfamiliarity with our surroundings and recent behavior. The wide variety of unusual symptoms that accompany dissociation can make it extremely frightening to the person experiencing

Relocation and risk of Depression

By |2019-09-16T17:31:21-06:00September 12th, 2019|Depression|

The Challenge of Relocation and risk for Depression (6 Minute Read) Relocating from one part of the world or country to another is both exciting and challenging. The dating and career landscape of today inspires many to pursue a life in distant parts of the country or world. Love and employment can catapult us to

What to Ask About Your Partner’s Affair

By |2022-12-05T15:56:36-06:00September 2nd, 2019|Infidelity|

At some point after the discovery of infidelity, you will likely face the gut-wrenching task of asking your partner about their affair. But what should you ask? And how do you know if your questions are helpful to both you and your relationship? Asking the wrong questions can aggravate what can already feel like

How to Show Empathy – 10 Essential Skills

By |2019-08-11T02:36:00-06:00August 11th, 2019|Marriage|

How To Show Empathy to Your Partner Whether dating or married, couples who show empathy report more satisfying relationships. Their partners are more open which leads to a greater sense of intimacy. Also, by showing empathy, they develop a richer understanding of their mate. In turn, this leads to fewer misunderstandings and arguments. What follows

3 Ways Men Handle Depression Differently

By |2019-08-05T22:57:24-06:00August 5th, 2019|Depression|

Studies show that while women are diagnosed with depression around two times more often than men, men are four times more likely to commit suicide. It appears that many men may fail to recognize or acknowledge the tell-tail signs of depression. Research suggests that traditional symptoms of depression, such as sadness and feelings of worthlessness,

The Importance of Self-Identity for Setting Relationship Boundaries

By |2020-09-14T13:30:27-06:00August 1st, 2019|Trauma|

A strong self-identity is essential when it comes to intimacy, asserting yourself and exercising good boundaries with your family, friends, and partner. It can also guard against feeling manipulated or resentful in personal relationships. But what is self-identity and where does it come from? Our self-Identity is formed during childhood and adolescence. Ideally, this was

How to Reconcile After an Argument (the Healthy Way)

By |2024-04-21T07:09:59-06:00July 1st, 2019|Marriage|

Conflict is an unavoidable part of life. All of us will at one point or another get into intense disagreements with our friends, relatives, and romantic partners. But so many of us have no idea how to handle the aftermath of a conflict in a healthy way. We feel nervous about discussing the topic

After Your Partner Has Cheated: 5 Reasons Why You Need a Strong Self-Care Routine

By |2019-07-01T14:16:55-06:00July 1st, 2019|Infidelity|

Finding out that your partner has been cheating can feel like a death sentence for your relationship. Even if you decide that you want to try to move past it, it’s not an easy process. Either way, there will be arguments, there will be tears, and there will be dark moments of self-doubt. If

3 Ways to Find Your Voice When Trauma Is Muting Your Authenticity

By |2019-07-02T20:37:01-06:00June 30th, 2019|Trauma|

The effects of trauma can persist even after a traumatic event is long past. This latent trauma can manifest in various ways. One person might experience night terrors and panic attacks. Another might have intense anxiety and a serious mistrust of others. For many people, trauma results in long-standing fear. And it’s completely understandable.

When a Loved One Is Struggling with Depression: Why They Can’t Just Snap Out of It

By |2019-06-26T14:28:25-06:00June 26th, 2019|Depression|

Occasionally feeling sad or getting down in the dumps is just part of the human condition—we’ve all been there before, right? But if these feelings persist for months on end, combined with physical symptoms and destructive thoughts that impact a person's everyday life, it might not be mere sadness. It’s probably clinical depression.  And

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