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PreMarital Counseling: Will it Help Your Marriage?

Dr. Chantal offers premarital counseling and couples therapy in her Plantation FL office, located near Fort Lauderdale, Weston, Davie, Sunrise, Hollywood, and Cooper City, Florida. PreMarital Counseling Leads to Higher Marital Success and Satisfaction Studies have shown that premarital counseling can increase marriage success by up to thirty percent.  Couples who participate in premarital counseling […]

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Want Better Relationships? Here’s the Secret!

Some time ago, I wrote an article for PsychCentral, titled “The Secret to Great Relationships of Any Kind” in which I share a sure-fire way to improve your relationships.  I can’t reproduce the article due to my contractual obligation with PsychCentral, but you can read it by clicking here. I look forward to the opportunity […]

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Infidelity in Marriage: What to do next?

Relationship infidelity  is a common reason couples seek marriage counseling. Many couples, though, do not get professional help when the infidelity is initially discovered.  Instead, they try to resolve it themselves and frequently attempt to “forgive and forget”;  unfortunately, that usually doesn’t work! Eventually, those couples come to counseling for other problems, such as: “We […]

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7 Ways Couples Counseling Can Help Empty Nesters

Guest Blog Post by Stuart Fensterheim, LCSW, Couples Counseling Expert In recent years, there has been a large increase in the divorce rate among couples who have been married for 30 or more years.  Many of these breakups occur after the child-raising years because so much time has been focused on the children, and not […]

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Couples Counseling: Getting Started

Dr. Chantal Gagnon PhD LMHC : couples counseling and marital therapy in Plantation FL (Greater Fort Lauderdale).  Couples Counseling and Marital Therapy Most everyone can benefit from couples counseling or marital therapy!  Relationships are tough.  That’s just a fact for most people.  This is especially true the more committed the relationship is, simply because people are […]

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What is a SuperShrink? and Why should your Therapist be one?

What are “SuperShrinks”? Some therapists are just better. There, I said it. It’s a scary statement to make because it just doesn’t seem like a nice thing to say. We want to think everyone is equally wonderful and that every doctor is terrific. When you’re going into surgery, you don’t want to think that your […]

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How to Find a Therapist

4 Tips for How to Find a Therapist Dr. Gagnon is a therapist in Plantation Florida. How to Choose a Good Psychotherapist or Counselor The best way to find a therapist is to look for someone that you like and feel you can trust.  Finding a good psychotherapist is a bit like beginning a new […]

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Anger: Therapy for Anger Management

Therapy for Anger Management Dealing with Anger Dealing with anger can be difficult and hurtful both for the person who has a problem with anger, and for those around them. Anger is an intense emotion that often leads the angry person feeling helpless, misunderstood, and alone. That may surprise you because most people perceive individuals […]

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Christian Counseling

Dr. Chantal Gagnon PhD LMHC provides marriage counseling, family therapy, and individual counseling in Plantation FL. What is Christian Counseling? Well, that depends on who you ask.  Wikipedia defines Christian Counseling as: “Christian counseling is pastoral counseling which draws upon psychology and Christian teaching”, whereas others say that “Christian Counseling must counsel the soul with […]

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Advice for Newlyweds: What No One Tells You About The First 3 Years

Newlywed Adjustment – Guest Blog Post by Pastor Kennedy In the midst of wedding planning, shinny rings and happy celebrations, very few people give engaged couples the tools and information they need to build a happy, solid marriage. That’s probably why 52% of first marriage end in divorce. But that doesn’t have to be the […]

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Is PMDD (Pre-Menstrual Dysphoric Disorder) real?

THE SHORT ANSWER: yes, it’s real. THE LONG ANSWER PMDD can be thought of as an extreme form of PMS (Pre-Menstrual Syndrome), but with symptoms that are more severe and debilitating. PMDD symptoms can include physical symptoms, such as bloating, headaches, breast tenderness, but typically the symptoms that have the greatest impact for women with […]

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Does marriage counseling really work? Can marriages be saved?

Marriage Counseling As a psychotherapist and relationship coach who provides marriage counseling to couples in Plantation FL 33317 and the surrounding cities of Weston 33331 , Sunrise 33326, Davie 33324 among others, my clients often want to know if marriage counseling works, if their marriages can be saved. That’s a great question! How can you […]

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