Betsy Ellis, LCMHC | (802) 999-9026
86 St Paul Street, Suite 203, Burlington, Vermont 05401
Betsy Ellis, LCMHC | (802) 999-9026
86 St Paul Street, Suite 203, Burlington, Vermont 05401
08
Oct

When Our Sensitive Spots Get Triggered, They Cause Us to Go into Fight, Flight, or Freeze—Here’s Why!

Millennia ago, the physiological phenomena known as “fight, flight, or freeze” served us very well. And it is still serving us… just in a different way. Long ago when humans encountered any number of potentially threatening circumstances, their sympathetic nervous systems were designed to automatically provoke the best response to maintain physical safety. After all,...
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08
Oct

After You’ve Cheated—How Can You Cope with Your Partner’s Rage?

Very few things test the fabric of a relationship like infidelity does. If you are the one who had an affair, your partner will inevitably be filled with all levels of anger once the truth comes out. In fact, the depth of their rage may feel overwhelming—not just to you, but to them as well....
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08
Oct

Couples: How Can Emotionally Focused Therapy Help You Reconnect?

One of the ironies of marital discord is that we may yearn to reconnect so much with our partner that our efforts to do so only create more conflict. In our attempts to restore intimacy, we fall into habitual, painful arguments. And so, we create a harmful cycle that can push us farther away from...
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23
Sep

Couples Counseling: Roadblocks to Making the First Call for Help

Reaching out for help when you’re struggling in your relationship with your partner takes courage. If you’re considering therapy, you’re likely confused and unhappy with the state of your relationship. Though, you may be filled with questions and doubts about whether or not therapy is the right choice. Perhaps you wonder if it will even...
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