Clinician Spotlight: Larisa Garski, LMFT

Empowered Therapy, Inc. would like to welcome Larisa Garski, LMFT to our staff. Larisa specializes in the following areas: Geek-focused narrative therapy, anxiety/depression treatment, relationship therapy, couples therapy, co-parenting counseling, and family therapy. Larisa has specific training in the following diagnoses: Infertility, Grief and Loss, Anxiety, Depression, Adoption, ASD, ADHD, OCD. Larisa enjoys working with individuals, [...]

Money Talks: Part 2 Co-Mingling Your Assets

One of the biggest decisions couples make is merging their finances. Many couples do not recognize the emotion implications of co-mingling their assets, but decisions about money are strongly tied to our value system. In Part 1 of this series, we explored the questions couples should ask themselves and their partners prior to making decisions [...]

By | November 11th, 2016|Couples Counseling, Relationship|0 Comments

Money Talks: Part 1 “Consciously Coupling” Your Finances

One of the most significant stressors in any couple’s relationship is money. Money can be a driving force for serious conflict in a relationship or marriage, and is among the top three most common contributors to divorce. My work with individuals and couples has shed light on the deeply personal relationship people have with money, [...]

By | November 4th, 2016|Couples Counseling, Relationship|0 Comments

Unplugged: focusing on each other instead of the screen

As technology continues to take over our world, the importance of quality time spent with one another becomes even more critical. The Pew Research Center found that 25% of cell phone users in committed relationships felt that their partner was distracted by their cell phone during time spent together. Although this statistic might not seem [...]

By | September 27th, 2016|Couples Counseling|0 Comments

I’m Getting Married, Should We Talk About It?

The average age of marriage is rising in the U.S., and more and more couples are tying the knot when they have already established their careers, their lifestyles, and their general expectations. As they think make the decision to say, “I do,” couples should also make the decision to seek premarital counseling. According to the [...]

By | September 26th, 2016|Couples Counseling|0 Comments

Acknowledging the Past While Moving Forward

“How do we move forward when there is so much holding us back? “ Many couples express the frustration in trying to figure out how to make progress in their relationship when they are carrying around baggage from their past. Couples experience the same argument over and over again, and wonder how they will ever [...]

By | September 26th, 2016|Couples Counseling|0 Comments