Welcome to the Bergen Counseling Center Blog! Here you’ll find original, long-form articles and blog posts about a variety of mental health and relationship issues. All of our articles are written by qualified mental health professionals with years of academic training and experience providing individual, family, and couple’s counseling. We strive to provide informative posts that are relevant to the clients who we serve. If you have an a topic that you would like to see us cover, or if you are a mental health professional interested in contributing to our blog, please email us at hello@bergencounselingcenter.com. Happy reading and feel free to like, comment and share any of our posts.

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Learn to Practice Gratitude and Become a Happier Person

  “I just wish I could be happier.”  Many clients who come in for therapy describe their life as one that is lacking—lost relationships, missed opportunities, or even just not enough time.  Other clients may be able to point to many happy moments, but still find themselves feeling disconsolate for reasons they cannot understand.  The […]

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How to Overcome Relationship Problems After Having a Baby

  The most commonly quoted statistics on marital satisfaction put it bluntly: marital satisfaction decreases after the first child is born.  The birth of your first child is major milestone in many relationships, and the built-up anticipation of the moment can make it all the more exciting when the baby is finally born.  And indeed, […]

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What is Mindfulness and Can it Change Your Life?

  In recent years, the concept of mindfulness has been a hot topic for not only psychologists, but for anyone from business executives to basketball players alike. Despite its recent surge in interest, mindfulness is not a new concept; it stems from ideas rooted in a variety of Eastern traditions, especially Buddhism. Concepts central to […]

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How to Overcome Loneliness

  How often have you felt lonely in the last month? How often have you felt lonely in the past year? We all experience loneliness in some form. Humans are social creatures.  We crave connection—whether on a large scale or a small one—and have certain social needs that require satisfaction.  When those needs for connection, […]

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In the Media: 6 Ways Your Relationship with Your Parents Affects Your Love-Life

Do Your Parents Affect Your Adult Relationships? Bergen Counseling Center co-owner, Dr. Rebecca Bergen, was recently interviewed by www.mydomaine.com for an article series on relationships. The premise of the article asks the question, “How does our childhood relationship with our parents affect our romantic relationships as adults?” Dr. Bergen breaks down how our parents become models for […]

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