May Marathon: Making it through the last days of school

Summer time: 3 Parenting Survival Tactics to make it through May

Parenting | Summer

The month of May can feel like the longest marathon. Leaving most of us haggard, out of breath and ever increasing doubts we’ll make it through. It feels the same for our kids at times. You’ve likely heard complaints recently, as they eye the prize – Summer Time.   “Why do I have to keep […]

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How much stress is too much stress

Question of the Week- Stress

How much stress is too much stress? This is an interesting question and one that we certainly hear OFTEN. Stress in general can be the root cause for many of our clients to come to see us initially. First, stress is a normal part of every day. Stress in some cases, is a very good […]

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Bah Humbug

How to make “The Most Wonderful Time of Year” actually feel that way

Depression | Emotions | Excitement | Family | Holiday Survival | joy | Self Improvement

For many people, the holidays are their FAVORITE time of the year. There are parties to go to, people to see, gifts to buy, and the chance to see loved ones. But for many more, the holidays feel downright terrible. For those of you that just aren’t feeling that joyous, first know you’re not alone. […]

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Eliminate Negativity

Ideas To Eliminate Negativity In Your Life

Anger | Anxiety | Depression | Family | Happiness | Holiday Survival | joy | Relationships | Self Improvement | Worry

It’s common to fall into a funk or to even start feeling depressed, especially as the holiday season approaches. Just thinking about it is enough to send some people into a tailspin! In our practice we spend time with clients talking about how to eliminate things that create a sense of negativity in their lives. […]

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Teenage Anxiety- Symptoms and Solutions

Anxiety | Children | Counseling | Parents | Suicide Prevention | Teenage Issues | Worry | Young Adult

Whether they deserve it or not, teenagers have a reputation for being moody, belligerent and oftentimes downright difficult. These same behaviors can also be signs your teenager may be struggling with anxiety. According to the National institute on Mental Health (NIMH) the average age of onset for anxiety is 11 years old, or around 5th […]

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Counseling, Counselor, Therapist, Therapy

10 Simple Steps: Finding A Great Therapist

Counseling | Our Services | Self Improvement | Therapy

Finding a therapist to help you sort out the most intimate details of your life can be extremely intimidating. Look no further!!! We have done the work for you and compiled 10 steps that will ensure you maximize the opportunity to work with a professional therapist. 1.) Know the difference between a counselor, psychotherapist, psychologist, […]

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4 Simple Steps you can take to address adolescent anxiety

Anxiety | Parents

Question of the Week:  “School has been in session now for a few weeks. I thought that my son’s anxiety and stress level would have subsided by now. How can we talk about it, or better yet figure out what is going on?” First, let’s discuss the differences between stress and anxiety in regards to […]

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How to Survive the Holidays (without strangling your family)

Anxiety | Holiday Survival

10 TIPS FOR SURVIVING THE HOLIDAYS (without strangling your relatives) While parts of us become filled with the bliss of decorating, gift giving and seeing the joy on other’s faces, the other part of us begins to break down in a panic stricken sweat while trying to figure out excuses as to how we can avoid […]

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