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9 Ways To Get Your Parents To Listen To You

“9 Ways To Get Your Parents To Listen To You” 1. Speak to your parents daily Find something to talk to them about daily. Know that it is never too late to get a relationship back with your parents. Start with small talk if you need to. Ex: Hello, Dad how was your day? I got to help my teacher…

Sand Art Brownies (it’s not your typical sand art project)

This year our Community Outreach Director, Liza Vega-Tallman took sand art to a different level. She made “Sand Art Brownies” for her daughters friends. The idea came from an online search for fun therapeutic family activities. Since some of our providers incorporate a sand tray as well as art projects in therapy for their younger clients, Liza thought it fitting…

Surviving the Holidays

When you think of the holidays, you envision families and loved ones spending time together spreading joy and good cheer. However, for some the holiday season is filled with sadness and brings forth new stressors that give us the “holiday blues”

Happy Halloween!

TRICK or TREAT? There are no tricks here, only a special treat for you this Halloween season. Please enjoy these Halloween coloring pages that are great for all ages.  Click the highlighted words to reveal the coloring page of your choice:    Trick    or    Treat “Have a fun and safe Halloween” To schedule an appointment with Ben Novell, LMFT, Janelle Novell,…

How to manage your stress?

We all experience some form of stress in our lives. In fact, according to the American Psychological Association 75% of adults reported experiencing moderate to high levels of stress in the past month and nearly half reported that their stress has increased in the past year.

Finding Financial Balance

We all do it, no matter how smart and aware we think we are there are times when we sabotage our own best self-interest. We do it with relationships, our children, at our workplace, in our personal lives and in our financial universe. No, it doesn’t mean we’re bad people, it just means we’re human. And perhaps one of the…

Anniversaries that sneak up on you…

We all have anniversary milestones in our lives, significant and memorable moments and events we recall as vividly as yesterday such as graduating from school, weddings, the first car, the first love, starting a business, buying a house, the birth of a child, etc.  Generally, we think of anniversaries as a good thing, meant to remember and celebrate.  And then…

Friends…

As time moves on the people we are friends with can seem to be from another time and another galaxy.  Points of view on politics, children, the economy, religion, etc. change and often get in the way of maintaining the tight bond we had for many years.  The rise of social media has certainly opened our eyes on how people…

Money, Money, Money…

 As if we didn’t have enough to balance in our lives, money is probably one of the most problematic for many of us. (Have you ever heard anyone complain they have too much?) Marriage therapists will tell you that money issues often exacerbate a fractious relationship and many people who divorce cite financial difficulties as a factor. And perhaps nothing…

Rising from the Ashes

If there is any single factor that makes for success in living, it is the ability to draw dividends from defeat.  –William Marston Life is full of ups and downs and some things in between. Some of the downs can be spectacularly painful and can knock you out for the count, but somehow most of us manage to pick ourselves…

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