When Dating Gets You Down: How to Keep the Hope Alive- eHarmony Guest Blog

I hope you will check out my latest dating and relationship advice for eHarmony.

Click here to examine your thoughts around dating and to learn how to date in a more positive way without letting the past or fear-based thinking bring you down.

Enjoy and Happy Thursday,

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’re An Unavailable Dater (Part 1)

If you are not open to love, it can’t exist in your life.  All too often my single clients buy into cognitive distortions and engage in behaviors that they believe bring them closer to love or protect them from getting hurt, but really these thoughts, feelings and actions just hinder their ability to connect and date effectively.

Click here to learn more about what it means to be an unavailable dater and how being unavailable interferes with your ability to find a great partner, written for www.datingadvice.com, a leading online resource for dating and relationships.

P.S.- Stayed tuned for part 2 on how to become a more available dater, which features five strategies to increase your availability.

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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3 Ways to Handle a Suffocating Boyfriend

Love expands through healthy boundaries and a balance of individuality and togetherness.  On the other hand, smothering and suffocation easily destroy love.

Click here to learn more about how to handle a suffocating boyfriend and create a healthier relationship, 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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5 Components of a Healthy Sex Life

With so many misconceptions, myths and unrealistic expectations attached to sex, how do you know what is healthy for you?

Click here to read my article on the five components of a healthy sex life, 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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Tips for Teens About Healthy Relationships

I hope you will check out my article on tips for teens about healthy relationships, which features guidelines for healthy relationships and healthy expectations.  It also discusses how to identify red flags and warning signs of unhealthy, toxic or abusive relationships, how to navigate dating and breakups, and how to increase self-esteem and self-care strategies.

Please click here to read the full article, written for www.datingadvice.com.

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 Relationship Lessons from Bravo TV’s “Newlyweds”

I really enjoyed interviewing Kirk and Laura Knight from Bravo TV’s Newlyweds: The First Year (Season 2).  It was especially exciting to hear that they met on a blind date at a nearby Starbucks in Bethesda, Maryland.

After learning about their relationship and new marriage, I compiled a list of relationship lessons.  To read more about my interview and five dating, love and relationship lessons derived from my interview (and how to apply these lessons to your own love life), click here to read the full article featured on www.datingadvice.com.

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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6 Causes of Relationship Anxiety & How to Handle it (Part 2)

My last article discussed 6 common causes of relationship anxiety.  In case you missed it, you can read it here.

While relationship anxiety can be a natural part of relationships, it can be overwhelming, confusing and difficult to decipher.  Part 2 focuses on how to manage and work through relationship anxiety and how to tell when it is a powerful sign to leave your relationship.

Click here to read part 2, 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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6 Causes of Relationship Anxiety & How to Handle It (Part 1)

Are you suffering from relationship anxiety?

Click here to read about 6 common causes of relationship anxiety written for www.datingadvice.com, a leading online resource for dating and relationships.  Stay tuned for part 2 on how to manage relationship anxiety and how to determine if it is time to stay or leave your relationship.

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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12 Ways to Improve Your Marriage in 2015 and Beyond

Happy Friday!

I am very excited and grateful to be featured on Corey Allen’s Simple Marriage website and to share ideas on improving the quality of our loving relationships. I am a huge advocate for using a proactive and empowered approach to better ourselves, our lives and our relationships.

I hope you enjoy my latest advice on creating and maintaining a happy and healthy marriage (or relationship) in 2015 and beyond! Click here to read the full article!

Have a wonderful weekend and 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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Four Ways to Handle His Disappearing Act: Dating & Relationship Advice for Women

I was inspired to write about this topic for www.datingadvice.com after hearing many clients (men and women) wonder why a person they were dating vanished even though they thought that the dating process was going well.  It seemed as though their new potential partner would disappear into thin air for no apparent reason and without explanation, which created struggles with closure and natural frustration.

I hope you will check out my advice on why people disappear in the dating world and how to handle it if someone you are interested in does.  Click here to read more!

P.S. Although this article is written specifically for women, many of the concepts and advice applies to men too!

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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Silencing Your Inner Bully

Do you have a harsh inner critic?

Do you speak negatively to yourself?

Do you constantly put yourself down?

If any of these questions resonate with you, I hope you will check out my interview in Mind + Body Magazine on how to silence your inner bully and insecurities! Click here or scroll to page 62-63 if the link doesn’t work.

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 Lessen that Relationship Baggage (and Improve Self-Esteem)- eHarmony Guest Blog

Happy Friday! I hope you will click here to read my latest article featured on eHarmony. It focuses on how our relationships serve as mirrors, how to avoid letting the past (and old childhood and relationship wounds) dictate the present and future and five ways to enhance your self-esteem for greater happiness and love.

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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How to Air Your Dirty Laundry and Share the Tough Stuff with Your New Partner

Ever wonder what to share (or not to share) in a new relationship? Ever wonder how much (or how little) your new partner needs to know about your ex’s, previous break-ups or medical, sexual or mental health?

It may feel tricky assessing what to share and how to bring up any topics that cause embarrassment, insecurity or fear.

To read more about how to share and discuss difficult topics with your new partner, click here to read my full article, written for www.datingadvice.com, a leading online resource for dating and relationships, offering guidance by dating experts, how-to articles, reviews of the best dating sites and more.

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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Single and Frustrated: Five Things to Consider- eHarmony Guest Blog

Many of my single coaching and psychotherapy clients report feeling frustrated, among other emotions, about being single, especially when they feel as though they are putting great effort into finding a partner with little success.

My clients have inspired me to write an article about five common reasons why single adults stay single or have trouble maintaining long-term relationships despite truly wanting a happy and healthy love life.

I hope you will click here to read my full article 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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Why Taking Risks in Love is Worth It

With love, there is potential for loss.  In fact, love does not exist without vulnerability.  It might be difficult to figure out how to leave your comfort zone to succeed in dating or what constitutes a healthy risk in love, which is why I wrote this article.

To read more about the pros of taking risks in your love life, click here to read my full article, written for www.datingadvice.com, a leading online resource for dating and relationships, offering guidance by dating experts, how-to articles, reviews of the best dating sites and more.

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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Friendships and Dating: Five Tips to Manage Your Relationships

It is an honor to contribute to Power Up Living, a website designed to support you in gaining more freedom, flexibility and fun in life and business.

My article offers advice on managing the important relationships in your life and includes five key strategies for a happy and healthy dating life, social life, family life and other commitments and important life goals.  It can be difficult to juggle it all, but by gaining awareness into what is important to you, managing your time well and having realistic expectations, it is absolutely possible to have fulfilling friendships and romance.

I hope that you will click here to read the full article!

Happy Monday,

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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