Counseling with Erin Leyba

Are you looking for support with stress, anxiety, sadness, exhaustion, grief/loss, parenting, or relationship issues? I provide a compassionate space for you to heal, get clear about what you want, or make changes that help you feel joyful again.

I understand that you want to feel comfortable as you sort through complex thoughts or feelings. You want to talk with someone who listens carefully, gets what you are going through, assists you in seeing things in fresh ways, and helps you take positive steps.

If you are being challenged by something tough, getting support can have a significant positive impact. You may find yourself feeling brighter, more energetic, or more at peace. You may notice improved relationships with your partner, children, or friends.

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5 Texts You Should Send to Your Partner Every Day

Researchers Lori Schade, Jonathan Sandberg, Roy Bean, and Sarah Coyne found that texting between partners could either help or hurt a relationship. For women, using texts to apologize, work out differences, or make decisions was associated with lower relationship quality. For men, too-frequent texting was associated with lower relationship quality. On the positive side, researchers found that using text messages to express affection actually enhances relationships and creates a stronger partner attachment. Sending a loving text was even more strongly related to relationship satisfaction than receiving one! Researcher John Gottman found that, for a relationship to be stable, there must be five positive feelings or actions between Continue Reading

10 Tips for Making the Most of Your Child’s IEP Meeting

Do you attend IFSP (Individualized Family Service Plan) or Individualized Education Program (IEP) meetings for your child? While many parents feel okay, content, or even thrilled with the way these meetings go, others find them incredibly stressful. They may feel confused, angry, or upset about the way they unfold. Some parents feel school personnel use […]

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5 Factors that Keep Parents From Enjoying Young Kids

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Carving Out Space for a Child’s Unique Strengths

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By Erin Leyba, LCSW, PhD One way to delight in children is to know their strengths – inside and out – and provide creative opportunities for them to do the things they really love. Carving out time from busy days to honor children’s beloved activities, unique traits, and favorite interactions helps them thrive. Consciously noticing […]

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