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Gaming…it’s not always all fun and games

What is gaming?  Some of us will remember the old forms of gaming which began with arcades, the early PC’s, and the original game console Atari.  (Remember Pong?)   However nowadays we have definitely evolved in terms of gaming.  We now have the new gaming consoles – Play Station, Xbox, Wii, there are now hand held systems which are portable and…

Back to School Tips for Parents

It’s that time of year again, children are going back to school.  The summer fun of staying up late, lounging by the pool, picnics and bbq’s with friends (during the weekdays), and late night zoning out in front of the tv to or video gaming is coming to an end. For some children starting school can be very exciting, mostly…

Effective Communication With Your Teen

Effective communication with your teen… sounds easy enough, right? In order to effectively communicate with children, we must communicate in a way that relates to the age and interest of the child, as well as to use communication styles and behaviors that are age appropriate.

We’re growing…Come Join Us!

Novell & Novell Counseling Service has been one of the leading groups of mental health professionals in Southwest Riverside since 1990.  We have become a valuable resource to the community through the many outpatient services, outreach and educational programs we provide.  As a result of this, our mental health practice continues to grow and flourish.

A inside look at our Grief Group

Why was the grief group created? We noticed based on our client interactions, that there was a definite need as well as interest for a child/adolescent grief/support group. We also realized that there where minimal resources in our area for children/adolescent groups. We decided to immediately change that by forming “The Grief Group”.

The Importance of Sleep…

Although the new time change occurred a couple of weeks ago, there is still a lot of discussion about the effects it had on each individuals sleep patterns.  Did it affect you? If so, how? SLEEP is a necessity, like food, water and oxygen we all need it to survive.  And although we are aware of this need, statistics show…

Play Therapy: Your Questions Answered…

You may ask yourself what is play therapy and what can it do for my child?  Wikiedia has simply defined play therapy as the following: a form of counseling or psychotherapy that uses play to communicate with and help people, especially children, to prevent or resolve psychological challenges.  This is thought to help them towards better social integration, growth and…

A smile is more than just a smile…

What is a smile?  Smiles are one of the most recognized emotions that we exhibit.   According to Merriam-Webster a smile is defined as such: to make a smile: to make the corners of your mouth turn up in an expression that shows happiness, amusement, pleasure, affection, etc. A smile is just that, it’s a sign of happiness, it’s a powerful…

TVCC Awards Gala 2015

We want to congratulate all the Temecula Valley Chamber of Commerce award recipients! It was a honor to be nominated along with so many great business’s…

Grief Group: Learning to Grieve Lost Loved Ones

  Beginning February 4, 2015,  Novell & Novell Counseling Services will be offering a FREE Grief Therapy Group for ages 6-18 at their location.  This open ended group will be held on Wednesday’s from 4:15pm-5:45pm.  For more information and questions regarding the group please contact their office at 951-694-0695.  You may access initial paperwork here.

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This website contains information about Novell and Novell’s mental health services, our therapists, how to access our services as well as general mental health information. The information contained in this website is for general information purposes only and should not be considered a substitute for the advice of a mental health professional, diagnosis or treatment. Additionally, this website does not contain or represent a complete listing of all mental health services available or appropriate. Users of this website are strongly encouraged to call or see a mental health professional with any related questions.