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Invisible Red Flags


Invisible Red Flags

by Spencer Lee, LCSWA Have you ever heard of invisible red flags?!  If not, this article is for you, as we will share some information about this phenomena.  As a collective experience, I think one major characteristic of experiencing or having previously experienced domestic violence (DV) is a sense of shame or embarrassment. How did I end up in this...[ read more ]

Accepting Rejection

by Jessica Swanson, MFT  Rejection is a universal experience that everyone encounters at some point in their life. It can be a devastating blow to one's confidence and self-esteem, leaving us feeling inadequate and helpless. However, it is important to recognize that rejection is a normal part of life and can be an opportunity for personal growth and self-discovery. In...[ read more ]

Transactional Analysis: A Method for Improving Communication & Accepting Your Past

by Alice Nafekh, MSW Intern When someone starts up a conversation with us, how do we know how to respond? What helps us determine what tone of voice or body language to use when confronting someone about an issue or responding to their comment? How we choose to communicate in certain situations is often influenced by the interactions we have...[ read more ]

Tips for Healthy Communication

by Spencer Lee, LCSWA Communication is everything. It’s how we express our thoughts, feelings, and wants to others. It’s how others let us know what they need and how they feel toward us. The bottom line is that without communication, nothing changes. If we’re unhappy, we stay unhappy without communication and the same is true for those around us.  Below...[ read more ]

Attachment Styles: What Are They and Why Do They Matter?

by Spencer Lee, MSW You may have heard the term “anxious attachment style”, or “secure attachment” before. I know I hear those terms floating around on podcasts, Instagram, Tiktok, etc., when discussing relationships. Attachment styles are used to describe and categorize how a person interacts with those around them and how they handle conflict in relationships. The term was first...[ read more ]

Creating Longer-Lasting Relationships with Authenticity

by Spencer Lee, MSW Intern If you’re anything like me, you might have a tendency to lose yourself when you enter a new relationship. What do I mean by this? Well, maybe you do things that you wouldn’t normally do, for the sake of enhancing the relationship or connection between you and your partner. For example, let’s say your new...[ read more ]

A New Year Welcome

By Jessica King   Happy New Year!  The new year seems to be this symbolic time to reflect on the past and look with hope to the future.  I think we all find hope in it, because it seems like we can wash away all the “yuck” from the prior year and start fresh.  Whether this is actually true or...[ read more ]

Moving through Breakups, Separation, and Divorce

by Jessica King, LCSW Joining with another person in a committed relationship or marriage is one of life’s most significant experiences;  so is breaking up and divorce. The ending of a relationship entails grief and loss of many things and this can often be unexpected.  Even when the breakup is exactly what is needed and may have even been your...[ read more ]

A New Way To View Human Connection

by Spencer Lee, MSW Intern John Gottman is a world-renowned therapist and psychology researcher, famous for his work surrounding couples, marriage, and divorce. You may have heard of his version of the ‘Four Horsemen’ in relationships: criticism, contempt, defensiveness, and stonewalling. John, and his wife Julie, founded the Gottman Institute where you can find different resources and trainings for couples,...[ read more ]

Taking Care of Our Environment and Taking Care of Ourselves

Stillpoint values collaborating with community partners that enhance the lives of all people in the community which is why we are teaming up with Surfrider Foundation. This month, Stillpoint will be doing a beach sweep to help fight plastic pollution on the beaches. Surfrider Foundation fights for protection against plastic pollution, clean ocean water, fair beach access for all, and more. Surfrider Foundation   Surfrider Foundation...[ read more ]