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    The Work/Life Balance: Reducing Stress in Relationship Communication

    It can be a challenge to balance work with relationship responsibilities.  Research has shown that work conflict and relationship conflict are interrelated, in that conflict in one area directly affects the other.  The aim of this activity is the help separate work conflict from marital conflict by supporting one another in conflict outside of the marriage. …

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    Healthy Family Communication

    In my work with families, I am frequently asked to provide tips and insight into how to improve and increase communication.  Here are 6 guidelines to use: …

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    Combating Stress

    I like to offer up alternatives to medication for combating stress, anxiety and panic attacks.  If you understand what is happening in your body, you can take that knowledge and apply it in a way that will be helpful and productive. …

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    After Leaving A Couples Session

    Couples often ask me if there is anything that I recommend they do immediately after a couples counseling session. Here are the ideas that I recommend: …

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    Resources and Activities

    Pinterest is an incredible tool for sharing thoughts, useful information, and disseminating ideas. Please check out our Pinterest profile “NW Wellness Works” to find resources for parenting, relationships, yoga, inspirational quotes and much more.   …

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    Lets Talk. Tips for Healthy Family Communication

    Something I hear all the time when working with parents is how busy and stressed out they are.  It seems like a trickle down effect.  Mom and Dad are stressed with work, social commitments, schedules, etc. and that in turn influences how they feel mentally and physically which shapes how they are able to interact with their children.  It’s hard to be patient and take the time to listen when we’re feeling stressed out and …

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    Taming The Tube: Becoming Screen Smart Parents

    I receive a lot of questions from parents regarding television, video game and computer time and their children. There are now numerous studies regarding the effects of screen time on children’s physical and mental development by the American Academy of Pediatrics. They have found that screen time in a child’s early years (birth to age 5) negatively affects a child’s physical health and their chances for success in school.

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About Rachel

Rachel Taylor, M.S., LPC

Hi, I’m Rachel Taylor! I opened my counseling practice in Corvallis, Oregon in January 2012 and have had the pleasure of working with many diverse couples and individuals in this amazing community. I am currently serving as a private practitioner in downtown Corvallis, and among my areas of expertise are anxiety, trauma, PTSD, depression, divorce, relationship issues, and boundaries and communication. I feel comfortable working with adults, families, couples, and children and enjoy working with clients of all ages, cultures, and backgrounds.

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“I am Me. In all the world, there is no one else exactly like me. Everything that comes out of me is authentically mine, because I alone chose it -- I own everything about me: my body, my feelings, my mouth, my voice, all my actions, whether they be to others or myself. I own my fantasies, my dreams, my hopes, my fears. I own my triumphs and successes, all my failures and mistakes. Because I own all of me, I can become intimately acquainted with me. By so doing, I can love me and be friendly with all my parts. I know there are aspects about myself that puzzle me, and other aspects that I do not know -- but as long as I am friendly and loving to myself, I can courageously and hopefully look for solutions to the puzzles and ways to find out more about me. However I look and sound, whatever I say and do, and whatever I think and feel at a given moment in time is authentically me. If later some parts of how I looked, sounded, thought, and felt turn out to be unfitting, I can discard that which is unfitting, keep the rest, and invent something new for that which I discarded. I can see, hear, feel, think, say, and do. I have the tools to survive, to be close to others, to be productive, and to make sense and order out of the world of people and things outside of me. I own me, and therefore, I can engineer me. I am me, and I am Okay.” ~Virginia Satir