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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.…

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.

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”.

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