Mindful Dating: 5 Ways to Adopt this Mentality

Dating on autopilot, staying in your comfort zone, not acknowledging genuine thoughts and feelings and dating unintentionally generally lead to unsuccessful dating and dating difficulties. Applying a mindful approach to your dating life will make you feel more confident, in control and aware of your thoughts, feelings and behaviors.

Click here to access my article on mindful dating (plus four dating websites to try), written for www.datingadvice.com, a leading online resource for dating and relationships.

Take care,

Rachel Dack, MS, LCPC, NCC

www.racheldack.com

Welcome to Rachel Dack Counseling LLC’s blog, written by Rachel Dack, a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (L.C.P.C.) and Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC). Rachel provides psychotherapy and relationship coaching services to individuals and couples in her Bethesda, Maryland office and over the phone.

Please connect with Rachel by emailing RachelDackCounselingLLC@gmail.com, calling 301-655-8462 and following Rachel on twitterFacebook and Instagram. Check back for more valuable resources, relationship advice and mental health tips!

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10 Good Reasons to Break Up With Your Boyfriend or Girlfriend

Knowing when to stay in a relationship and when to exit can be an overwhelming and emotionally draining decision. I often work with clients who enter psychotherapy or coaching wondering if they are thinking about a potential breakup in the “right” or healthiest way, so I decided to write an article to guide your decision about staying in your relationship or ending it.

Click here to access my article, written for www.datingadvice.com, a leading online resource for dating and relationships.

Also, for more information on how to get over a breakup, click here.

Take care,

Rachel Dack, MS, LCPC, NCC

www.racheldack.com

Welcome to Rachel Dack Counseling LLC’s blog, written by Rachel Dack, a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (L.C.P.C.) and Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC). Rachel provides psychotherapy and relationship coaching services to individuals and couples in her Bethesda, Maryland office and over the phone.

Please connect with Rachel by emailing RachelDackCounselingLLC@gmail.com, calling 301-655-8462 and following Rachel on twitterFacebook and Instagram. Check back for more valuable resources, relationship advice and mental health tips!

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10 Effects of Depression on Relationships

Depression impacts the quality of your life and relationships. Specifically in romantic relationships, depression can make quality time with your partner less enjoyable and create feelings of hopelessness about where your relationship is going. Depression can also affect your relationship in a variety of other ways.

Learning how to take care of yourself, communicate with your partner and not let your mental health ruin your relationship will lead to healthier, more successful romantic relationships.

Click here to learn how depression affects relationships and how to manage depressive symptoms for greater relationship health, written for www.datingadvice.com, a leading online resource for dating and relationships.

Take care,

Rachel Dack, MS, LCPC, NCC

www.racheldack.com

Welcome to Rachel Dack Counseling LLC’s blog, written by Rachel Dack, a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (L.C.P.C.) and Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC). Rachel provides psychotherapy and relationship coaching services to individuals and couples in her Bethesda, Maryland office and over the phone.

Please connect with Rachel by emailing Rachel@RachelDack.com, calling 301-655-8462 and following Rachel on twitter and Facebook. Check back for more valuable resources, relationship advice and mental health tips!

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How to Get Over a Breakup — 10 Coping Tips (For Yourself & Friends)

The end of a relationship can be devastating, leading to changes in routine, mood, interest in activities and hobbies, and other physical symptoms, such as poor sleep quality and loss of appetite.

Are you wondering what you can expect and how long it takes to heal from a breakup? Wondering how to handle and grieve the loss of a relationship? Wondering how you can help yourself and friends during breakups?

I hope you will click here to check out my advice on how to get over a breakup written for www.datingadvice.com, a leading online resource for dating and relationships.

Take care,

Rachel Dack, MS, LCPC, NCC

www.racheldack.com

Welcome to Rachel Dack Counseling LLC’s blog, written by Rachel Dack, a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (L.C.P.C.) and Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC). Rachel provides psychotherapy and relationship coaching services to individuals and couples in her Bethesda, Maryland office and over the phone.

Please connect with Rachel by emailing Rachel@RachelDack.com, calling 301-655-8462 and following Rachel on twitter and Facebook. Check back for more valuable resources, relationship advice and mental health tips!

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A Comprehensive Guide to Couples Counseling

This article, written for www.datingadvice.com, a leading online resource for dating and relationships, serves as a guide to couples counseling (aka couples therapy, marital therapy, premarital counseling, relationship counseling).

It discusses 15 issues commonly addressed in couples counseling, as well as the benefits of receiving couples counseling from a trained psychotherapist, and what you and your partner can expect. Click here to read the whole article.

Take care,

Rachel Dack, MS, LCPC, NCC

www.racheldack.com

Welcome to Rachel Dack Counseling LLC’s blog, written by Rachel Dack, a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (L.C.P.C.) and Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC). Rachel provides psychotherapy and relationship coaching services to individuals and couples in her Bethesda, Maryland office and over the phone.

Please connect with Rachel by emailing Rachel@RachelDack.com, calling 301-655-8462 and following Rachel on twitter and Facebook. Check back for more valuable resources, relationship advice and mental health tips!

 

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7 Tips for Dating After Divorce

Dating after divorce may be uncharted territory, but it is absolutely possible to have a successful, happy and healthy dating life post-divorce. I hope you will check out my latest article, featured on www.datingadvice.com, a leading online resources for dating and relationships, discussing 7 tips for dating after divorce.  Click here to access the full article.

Happy dating,

Rachel Dack, MS, LCPC, NCC

www.racheldack.com

Welcome to Rachel Dack Counseling LLC’s blog, written by Rachel Dack, a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (L.C.P.C.) and Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC). Rachel provides psychotherapy and relationship coaching services to individuals and couples in her Bethesda, Maryland office and over the phone.

Please connect with Rachel by emailing Rachel@RachelDack.com, calling 301-655-8462 and following Rachel on twitter and Facebook. Check back for more valuable resources, relationship advice and mental health tips!

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The Ultimate Relationship Anxiety Resource (Causes, Effects & Strategies)

Many of my clients experience relationship anxiety, which can directly interfere with their ability to build and maintain healthy intimate relationships. Through the teaching and use of coping skills, anxiety management strategies, and mindful dating methods, we work to ensure that relationship anxiety isn’t running the show or causing blockages in achieving their dating and relationship goals.

So, what is relationship anxiety? What are the symptoms, causes, and best ways to manage it?

Click here to access the full article, as featured on www.datingadvice.com, a leading online resource for dating and relationships.

Take care,

Rachel Dack, MS, LCPC, NCC

www.racheldack.com

Welcome to Rachel Dack Counseling LLC’s blog, written by Rachel Dack, a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (L.C.P.C.) and Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC). Rachel provides psychotherapy and relationship coaching services to individuals and couples in her Bethesda, Maryland office and over the phone.

Please connect with Rachel by emailing Rachel@RachelDack.com, calling 301-655-8462 and following Rachel on twitter and Facebook. Check back for more valuable resources, relationship advice and mental health tips!

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7 Ways to Connect with Your Date- eHarmony

Have you ever had difficulty connecting on a date? Or felt absolutely nothing sitting across the table from a potential partner? Or have you ever felt a strong connection to someone, but the feeling was not mutual?

Or what about the opposite? Have you ever experienced an instant “click” or connection on a date or a feeling as if you had always known this person?

This article, as featured on eHarmony, includes seven strategies to promote greater connection in dating.

Click here to read the full article.

Take care,

Rachel Dack, MS, LCPC, NCC

www.racheldack.com

Welcome to Rachel Dack Counseling LLC’s blog, written by Rachel Dack, a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (L.C.P.C.) and Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC). Rachel provides psychotherapy and relationship coaching services to individuals and couples in her Bethesda, Maryland office and over the phone.

Please connect with Rachel by emailing Rachel@RachelDack.com, calling 301-655-8462 and following Rachel on twitter. Check back for more great resources, relationship advice and mental health tips!

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Dating Someone with Depression

As a psychotherapist and relationship coach, I am passionate about spreading mental health awareness and promoting positive and healthy relationships.  When I was asked to write an article about dating or being in a relationship with someone experiencing depression, I was really excited about the opportunity because depression is so common (unfortunately!) and while depression may make a relationship more complicated, it does not have to cause a relationship to end. Having healthy coping skills, accurate information (we need to debunk all of the myths floating around!), and effective ways to communicate and support your partner is key for handling depressive symptoms and sustaining relationship health.

Click here to read my advice on dating someone with depression on www.datingadvice.com, a leading online resource for dating and relationships.

Take care,

Rachel Dack, MS, LCPC, NCC

www.racheldack.com

Welcome to Rachel Dack Counseling LLC’s blog, written by Rachel Dack, a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (L.C.P.C.) and Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC). Rachel provides psychotherapy and relationship coaching services to individuals and couples in her Bethesda, Maryland office and over the phone.

Please connect with Rachel by emailing Rachel@RachelDack.com, calling 301-655-8462 and following Rachel on twitter. Check back for more great resources, relationship advice and mental health tips!

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5 Ways to Cope with Dating Frustrations- eHarmony

Are you feeling impatient or frustrated with your dating life? Does it seem like it is taking forever to find your ideal match? Does love seem far away?

This article, as featured on eHarmony, includes five healthy statements to use, remember and recite during dating frustration and impatience.

Click here to read the full article.

Take care,

Rachel Dack, MS, LCPC, NCC

www.racheldack.com

Welcome to Rachel Dack Counseling LLC’s blog, written by Rachel Dack, a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (L.C.P.C.) and Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC). Rachel provides psychotherapy and relationship coaching services to individuals and couples in her Bethesda, Maryland office and over the phone.

Please connect with Rachel by emailing Rachel@RachelDack.com, calling 301-655-8462 and following Rachel on twitter. Check back for more great resources, relationship advice and mental health tips!

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4 Strategies to Connect with your Desire for Love- eHarmony

Can you imagine yourself in a healthy and happy relationship or do you find yourself avoiding the answer?

If you are looking for a loving relationship, but find it easier to picture your future without one, this article is for you.

Click here to read the full article, including four strategies to connect with your desire for love, as featured on eHarmony.

Happy Tuesday,

Rachel Dack, MS, LCPC, NCC

www.racheldack.com

Welcome to Rachel Dack Counseling LLC’s blog, written by Rachel Dack, a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (L.C.P.C.) and Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC). Rachel provides psychotherapy and relationship coaching services to individuals and couples in her Bethesda, Maryland office and over the phone.

Please connect with Rachel by emailing Rachel@RachelDack.com, calling 301-655-8462 and following Rachel on twitter. Check back for more great resources, relationship advice and mental health tips!

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5 Signs You Are Trying to Change Your Partner- eHarmony Guest Blog

Flawed thinking and the desire for perfection may leave you feeling unsatisfied with yourself and with your partners. On the other hand, self-acceptance is the means to achieving a happy life just as acceptance of your partner is the path to relationship satisfaction.

Turning your dates and partners into projects is a roadblock to love. Click here to read the full article, including five signs you are trying to fix your date or partner (and why you shouldn’t), as featured on eHarmony.

Take care,

Rachel Dack, MS, LCPC, NCC

www.racheldack.com

Welcome to Rachel Dack Counseling LLC’s blog, written by Rachel Dack, a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (L.C.P.C.) and Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC). Rachel provides psychotherapy and relationship coaching services to individuals and couples in her Bethesda, Maryland office and over the phone.

Please connect with Rachel by emailing Rachel@RachelDack.com, calling 301-655-8462 and following Rachel on twitter. Check back for more great resources, relationship advice and mental health tips!

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What Men Want in a Woman

What do men want in a woman?

Below are seven qualities based on research and my experience working with male clients looking for love:

  1. Intelligence
  2. A sense of humor
  3. Kindness
  4. Ability to show mutual attraction
  5. Dependability
  6. Emotional stability
  7. Responsiveness

Click here to learn more about each desired quality and to read the full article written for www.datingadvice.com, a leading online resource for dating and relationships.

Happy Dating,

Rachel Dack, MS, LCPC, NCC

www.racheldack.com

Welcome to Rachel Dack Counseling LLC’s blog, written by Rachel Dack, a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (L.C.P.C.) and Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC). Rachel provides psychotherapy and relationship coaching services to individuals and couples in her Bethesda, Maryland office and over the phone.

Please connect with Rachel by emailing Rachel@RachelDack.com, calling 301-655-8462 and following Rachel on twitter. Check back for more great resources, relationship advice and mental health tips!

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How to Get Over a Guy You Never Dated

Getting over a guy you are interested in but never dated may feel just as painfully overwhelming as getting over an ex. The grief process can be difficult, especially if you are not sure how he fits into your life or if you are close friends.

Click here to read the full article, featuring advice on how to move on, grieve, assess his role in your life and stop thinking about him, written for www.datingadvice.com, a leading online resource for dating and relationships.

Take care,

Rachel Dack, MS, LCPC, NCC

www.racheldack.com

Welcome to Rachel Dack Counseling LLC’s blog, written by Rachel Dack, a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (L.C.P.C.) and Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC). Rachel provides psychotherapy and relationship coaching services to individuals and couples in her Bethesda, Maryland office and over the phone.

Please connect with Rachel by emailing Rachel@RachelDack.com, calling 301-655-8462 and following Rachel on twitter. Check back for more great resources, relationship advice and mental health tips!

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Two Things to Know About Texting and Dating- eHarmony Guest Blog

While texting has become a primary method of connection and communication in many potential or new relationships, an overreliance on text messages can be problematic for your dating and relationship life.

Trends on texting and dating intrigue me and prompted this piece I wrote for eHarmony. Click here to learn about two major problems associated with too much texting during the dating process.

Take care,

Rachel Dack, MS, LCPC, NCC

www.racheldack.com

Welcome to Rachel Dack Counseling LLC’s blog, written by Rachel Dack, a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (L.C.P.C.) and Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC). Rachel provides psychotherapy and relationship coaching services to individuals and couples in her Bethesda, Maryland office and over the phone.

Please connect with Rachel by emailing Rachel@RachelDack.com, calling 301-655-8462 and following Rachel on twitter. Check back for more great resources, relationship advice and mental health tips!

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5 Ways to Become a More Available Dater (Part 2)

My last article discussed five signs that you are not an available dater.  These signs include:

1. You’re not interested in partners who treat you right

2. You’re a serial dater

3. Your words don’t match your actions

4. You’re too busy with everything else

5. You refuse to mentally let your guard down

If any of these signs resonate with you, click here for part 2 on five ways to increase your availability and become a more available dater.  This article was written for www.datingadvice.com, a leading online resource for dating and relationships.

Take care,

Rachel Dack, MS, LCPC, NCC

www.racheldack.com

Welcome to Rachel Dack Counseling LLC’s blog, written by Rachel Dack, a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (L.C.P.C.) and Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC). Rachel provides psychotherapy and relationship coaching services to individuals and couples in her Bethesda, Maryland office and over the phone.

Please connect with Rachel by emailing Rachel@RachelDack.com, calling 301-655-8462 and following Rachel on twitter. Check back for more great resources, relationship advice and mental health tips!

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