Hi I am Jeff Bates, a Counselor. I am here to help with Relationships. Below are useful Relationship articles that I have researched and thought were useful.

The importance of having somebody listen to you.

This culture that we live in does not really encourage us to talk about emotional pain. It instead teaches people to suppress your feelings. People tell one another not to whine about problems or not to dwell on them. We tell people to get over it and to be strong,...

Anger Management at Vita Counseling

This course has been designed to develop self-awareness and self-management through understanding and managing anger, underlying causes and emotions as well as applying coping skills, healthy behavior and correcting thinking. Chronic anger can be costly – physically,...

Harmful Ways People Cope with Depression

Depression can be difficult to tolerate. It can run the spectrum from a gnawing feeling of low and constant fatigue and worry to feeling hopeless, despairing, trapped, and desperately alone. When depression is at its worst, the prospect of suicide can feel like the...

What is true forgiveness?

When we are hurt by others, our natural response is to strike back, lash out hurt the others as we have been hurt. Yet, in the Lord's Prayer Jesus tells us "forgive those who trespass against us". Jesus gives us two very good reasons for forgiving others. First, that...