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How to help a friend in crisis…

Helping a friend in crisis starts with knowledge.  So a good starting point is to educate yourself on the topic.  It’s also important to remember, a state of crisis can happen to anyone….seriously.

Narrative Therapy – your questions answered…

Q: What is narrative therapy? A: Narrative is a postmodern, collaborative, and non-pathologizing therapy. It recognizes the client as the expert in the room and focuses on what narrative therapists call the client’s “insider knowledge”.  Narrative therapy looks at the stories that we tell ourselves about ourselves and how these stories impact our well-being.

A New Year = A Fresh Start

For most of us, the New Year means making a list of resolutions in hopes of making the coming year a better one.   Some will start off great, they have decided on what they want to do and how they’re going to accomplish it.  They have also begun making the changes needed to meet their goal, and feel they’re completely ready to conquer the New Year…

Thank you!

As the holidays approach us, we will often see more and more people using this time of the year to reflect on the previous months and to genuinely give thanks for all that they have.  However, it’s safe to say for most of us being thankful does not occur once a year or on a specific day or time of…

What is Trichotillomania

Trichotillomania simply put, is a compulsive behavior which individuals have the repeated urge to pull or twist the hair until it breaks off.  This includes, pulling out hair from their scalp, eyelashes, eyebrows, pubic area, underarms, beard, chest, legs or other parts of the body which obtain hair, thus resulting in noticeable bald patches.  People who have Trichotillomania find it…

FAQ’s

What type of services does our office provide? Individual Counseling Family Counseling Marital / Couples Counseling Co-Parenting Play Therapy Attachment Therapy EMDR Teen Sexual Offenders Parent-Child Reunification/Relationship Repair

With a little help from your pet…

As a pet owner of three German Shepherds, I have the first-hand experience of knowing what benefits pets bring to our lives. Not only do they offer us unconditional love, but they also provide us with support and championship. In fact, studies have shown that owning a pet has physical and mental health benefits too.  Did you know that pet…

Healthy vs Unhealthy Relationships

What is a healthy relationship?  In order to clearly understand what a “healthy” relationship is, one must be aware and understand what a “relationship” actually is.  Some may say it’s the positive connection or interaction between two or more individuals, a friendship, or marriage.  Merriam-Webster Dictionary has simply defined a relationship as: the way in which two or more people,…

EMDR, your questions answered…

During my outreach work for our office, I’ve had the pleasure of meeting a variety of different individuals of all ages and backgrounds.  Having this hands on approach with the community has allowed me to answer those mental health questions that everyone wants to know, but does not know where to go, who to ask, or how to get started.…

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