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“You can lead a horse to water, but you can’t make it drink”.  Over the past week, I heard this saying spoken a handful of times by individuals all across the board. After about the fourth or fifth time, I finally came to the realization that maybe it wasn’t just a weird coincidence and I […]

Letting Go of Control

What if I told you that implementing one small change in your daily life could have vast benefits for your social, mental, and physical health? That your life could be much more fulfilling and joyful by spending five minutes of your day doing one thing differently? You probably wouldn’t believe me, would you? It’s true. […]

Living a Life of Gratitude

Adult Counseling

Social isolation is a growing epidemic throughout the world today thanks to social media and ever-changing societal norms. Research conducted by Julianne Holt-Lundstad, a psychology professor at Brigham Young University, found that insufficient social connection is a bigger risk factor for premature death than obesity. It is also the equivalent of smoking up to 15 […]

Cultivating Lasting Friendships

Teen Counseling

Many of us view self-reflection as something that should be done once a year to determine our New Year resolutions- as pointless and a waste of time.We are often focused on getting ahead and moving forward in life that we don’t take the time to slow down and be one with our own thoughts. What […]

The Importance of Self-Reflection

Adult Counseling

Parenting is a difficult topic even in the best situations. Everyone has their own ideas and opinions on how best to discipline their children. Things become even more convoluted for parents when you add trauma into the equation. Each child is unique and so is their trauma story. When testing out new discipline strategies, it […]

Disciplining a Child With Trauma

Childrens Counseling

Parents may be concerned with the amount of screen time their child is engaging in with summer upon us and school structure gone. Children turn towards technology to relieve restlessness and boredom. Studies completed by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) show that children and adolescents between the ages of 8 to 18 use considerably […]

Managing Screen Time This Summer

Teen Counseling

As teens, it is 100% normal to want to avoid- if at all possible- talking to your parents!  However, it’s important to create and maintain an environment in which you can talk to them. Below are some good tips for practicing conversations with your parents, as well as how to approach hard topics. Talk about […]

Tips to Help Teens Talk to Parents

Teen Counseling

Tips to Help Teens Talk to Parents, Amy Wine Counseling, Cypress TX

Bedtime Anxiety Children and adolescents with bedtime anxiety find comfort and security being close in proximity to their parents or another sibling. They may throw tantrums or plead with you to sleep in your room. You may even wake up in the middle of the night to them crawling into your bed. Allowing your child […]

Bedtime Anxiety : Helping Your Child Sleep Alone