Posts by Alexandra Marshall, M.Ed., LPCi

Alexandra Marshall, M.Ed., LPCi
Alexandra specializes in working with overwhelmed moms, anxiety, depression and compulsive eating and teaching DBT skills in Houston, TX. Alexandra's focus is on helping you develop self-confidence, cope with feelings of anxiety, loneliness and isolation and manage major life transitions such as changing careers or becoming a parent.

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5 Ways Family Counseling Can Improve Your Relationshi...

Being the parent of a teen can be challenging. Your teen is struggling to develop an identity separate from yours and to move toward adulthood. Butting heads on occasion is a normal part of the territory. But sometimes the situation is a little more intense than that. Your teen seems out of control, flying into …Read the rest…

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7 Ways Negative Family Communication Contributes to M...

The list of factors that can potentially cause mom burnout is long. Very long. Up near the top is negative family communication. Mom is almost always the nerve center of family activities and emotions. That alone is enough to cause burnout. When communication has turned sour—or stopped completely—all bets are off. 7 Ways Negative Family …Read the rest…

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Is Your Perfectionism Contributing to Your (Mom) Depr...

Today’s society highly values perfection. The internet, TV, magazines, and social media flaunt perfection to such a degree that we’re lead to believe unless everything is perfect we cannot be successful or happy. Our culture’s approach to parenting has not escaped this trend either. There exists the erroneous belief that unless we are perfect moms …Read the rest…

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10 Everyday Things You Can Do to Overcome Depression

The moment you open your eyes every day, you engage in a fight. You protect yourself from pervasive, negative thoughts that inundate your mind. That battle rages, draining you of time and energy, until you finally fall back asleep at night. Is this the way your days go? What can help you struggle less? Things …Read the rest…

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Parental Anxiety Can be Overwhelming — Take These S...

There is a long list of what causes anxiety for parents: worries about the dangers of abduction or abuse, their child’s school performance and goals, their association, online threats of cyber bullying and pornography, or instilling proper habits and values in their children. Some parents also face anxieties because their children have a behavioral disorder …Read the rest…

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Is Your Child Anxious? 5 Things You Can Do to Help

No parent wants to see their child suffer, and anxiety is one of the hardest things a parent can watch their child go through. It makes you as a parent anxious, which in turn reinforces those feelings. While anxiety is the top mental health problem faced by children and teens, fortunately, it is also the …Read the rest…

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How to Cope with Postpartum Depression

Being a mother is one of the hardest jobs anyone can do, and having a mood disorder can make a hard job feel impossible. What is Postpartum Depression? Postpartum affects 15% of new moms and is a form of depression, more serious than the “baby blues.” The baby blues happen within a few days after …Read the rest…

Understanding the Challenges of Motherhood and How to Cope with Them, Houston, TX

Understanding the Challenges of Motherhood and How to...

So you’re about to have your first child. Soon you will be in a whole new stage of life that may well be equally scary and rewarding to you. Fortunately, you aren’t the first woman who’s gone through this. You can learn from literally thousands of years’ worth of experience in motherhood. Every woman who …Read the rest…

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Young Children & Parenting Stress: 4 Tips to Hel...

Are you tired and stressed all the time because there’s always more to do in a day than there are hours? As a parent of young children, it’s very easy to feel overwhelmed, like you no longer have control over your life. When you have growing children, you have more factors in your life to …Read the rest…

Supermom, houston, tx

Why Superwoman Isn’t a Mom and Mom’s Not Superwom...

Society expects a lot from moms, and moms put a lot of pressure on themselves to be super women. But, Superwoman isn’t real. So why try to be her? “Superwoman Syndrome” The term “superwoman,” to denote a woman who overworks herself in order to be outstanding as both a mother and career woman, was first …Read the rest…


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