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    Communication Is Crucial!

    UPDATE: Colleen is featured in the Unfinished Man article: How to Be a Better Boyfriend: 10 Tips That Will Make Your Relationship Better

    Have genuine sincerity and respect in your communication. Your words can be both uplifting as well as hurtful; they can create or destroy a relationship. Approach disagreements not in haste, avoid inflicting words of accusations, and instead, seek clarification. Saying “Sorry” and “Let me get that for you” are words with actions that communicate your true intention. Use words to show affection and appreciation; compliment your special someone often. Never forget to let your words build trust in the relationship rather than tear it down.

    Do you struggle in communicating with others? Is expressing emotions difficult? Do you find it hard to express your thoughts and ideas without hurting someone? Are you the type of person that needs to develop healthy relationship skills or healthy boundaries? Don’t wait to better yourself. A professional counselor can help you learn how to communicate more effectively, improve relationships, and become the person you want to be.

    The first step is to schedule an initial appointment with a licensed mental health professional who specializes in counseling for people seeking healthier relationships. The next step is to identify your strengths and weakness as they relate to communication, social skills, and behavioral issues. And finally, you’ll work together with the counselor to set goals, which are tangible and attainable, and begin implementing the plan. Remember lasting relationships requires you to invest time and effort into improving yourself.

    Mental Health Services Offered At New Heights Counseling

    We offer helpNew Heights Counseling provides counseling services for individuals, couples, families, and groups. Our counselors can help you with your relationships, and interpersonal issues, by utilizing appropriate therapeutic techniques. We also help people overcome traumas, anxiety, depression, mood disorders, social phobia, other mental health disorders, and major life situations and challenges. Check out our staff bios on our website at meet our team. Counselors will be there for you no matter where you’re at in the pursuit of wholeness and healing.

    Get help new heights logo phoneWe are located on the 2nd floor of WorkSpace Suites at 1992 Lewis Turner Blvd Suite 1057, Fort Walton Beach, FL 32547. Our office hours are Monday through Friday 8 AM to 4 PM (Evenings/Weekends by appointment). We’re here to help you. We service clients throughout Okaloosa County and surrounding areas and are available for you.

    We strive to provide high-quality services to people suffering from mental health issues and trauma while offering hope and encouragement to everyone we serve. Our mission is to assist clients in finding answers and reaching new aspirations in their lives. Call us at (850) 757-1552 to set up an appointment with one of our professional counselors today.

    Additional Resources:

    Relationships and communication,

    How to Improve Your Communication In Relationships,

    When Should I Seek Counseling?, by Cassandra Mills Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern

    Marriage Therapy: 3 Troubling Signs Pointing You To Seek Out Marriage Counseling, by Colleen Wenner-Foy

    Colleen Wenner New Heights Founder Clinical Director

    Colleen Wenner founded New Heights Counseling, in order to provide counseling services for individuals struggling with relationship concerns and mental health issues. She is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and a certified supervisor in Florida. She is also an EMDR trauma-certified practitioner and consultant in training. Colleen and the therapists at New Heights Counseling are committed to providing excellent client care and services in the Fort Walton Beach, Crestview, Niceville, Destin, and surrounding communities.