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Life's Journey

 February, 2015

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I welcome the opportunity to help you work through current issues and to look at your future with a sense of hope and purpose.


Masters Degree - Applied Psychology from Seton Hall University


Post-Masters Degree-Marriage and Family Therapy from Seton Hall University


Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist


Private Practice 

since 2008


Married 26 years


Mother of 2 young adult daughters 


Passionate about 

what I do




We are all on this journey called life.  Are you making the most of that journey, no matter your age, economic status or challenges?  We all have something to learn from each other's journey if we take the time to listen and to observe what is happening around us.  


Read below for some tips on making the most of your journey. As always, please pass along this newsletter to anyone you feel may benefit from it's content.



Maryellen Dabal, MA, LMFT

305 Miron Drive   ** New Location **

Southlake, TX 76092




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From The Positive Perspective.......


While making this journey of life, reflect on how you are using this time.  None of us are aware of how much time we have left here on Earth. Make the best of every day.  


One of my life's mantra's is to feel as though I can rest my head on my pillow at night and know that if this was the last day I was given, would I be satisfied with how I  lived it?  If not, then I make a conscious plan for tomorrow to be a better day. If you do not feel as though your journey is on the right path, talk to those who can help you sort out what's not right.  Your life is precious and valuable, no matter who you are today.  Tomorrow can always be better, even if it is just an attitude adjustment in the beginning.  There are a tremendous amount of resources available to help anyone who wants it, from family members, to books, to professional help, to community resources, to yes...even YouTube can help if you look in the right places.


I hear so often in my office that "I just want to get to the good part and fast forward to when things will be wonderful again."  It's like watching a movie.  If you watch the beginning of the movie and then fast forward to the end, you see the "happily ever after" but you can't appreciate it too much, because you are not aware of all the struggles that occurred and the lessons learned in the middle of the movie.  Don't fast forward your life.  Appreciate the journey....every step of it....because the journey is what builds your character and where you learn all the important lessons that life has to offer.


I hope I have inspired you to take your life's journey one day at a time and to look at this journey....

From The Positive Perspective.



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I welcome feedback regarding the newsletter or questions about my practice.  I can be reached at maryellen@dabalmft.com.  I cannot, however, give advice through email. For more information on my practice please visit my website: www.dabalmft.com

I wish you well...