Parents Playing Nice

By |2018-11-15T14:27:55+00:00November 15th, 2018|Adult Counseling, Childrens Counseling, Communication, Coping Skills, Family, Mental Health, Motivation, Parenting, Stress|

Divorce is typically not someone’s first choice of outcome when they get married. However, sometimes things don’t go as planned and divorce becomes a part of the story. It’s never easy to handle, and it becomes more complicated when children are involved. Parents may get divorced, but they must continue to interact with each other [Read more...]

Harry Potter and Difficult Decisions

By |2018-11-08T14:47:30+00:00November 8th, 2018|Adult Counseling, Anxiety, Coping Skills, Life Balance, Mental Health, Mental Illness, Self-care, Self-Esteem, Stress|

“Dark times lie ahead of us and there will be a time when we must choose between what is easy and what is right”- Albus Dumbledore Making Decisions You learn when you are kid to choose between right and wrong, but nothing in life is that simple. When you are working on your mental health, [Read more...]

Self Love

By |2018-11-12T16:30:17+00:00November 8th, 2018|Adult Counseling, Anxiety, Coping Skills, Life Balance, Mental Health, Motivation, Self-care, Self-Esteem, Stress|

We care constantly taught how to love others. Many people emphasize what love should look like. People are encouraged to love the way the Bible says. 1 Corinthians 13:4-5 New International Version (NIV) states that "Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. 5 It [Read more...]

Newlyweds Guide to Your First Holiday Together

By |2018-11-08T11:51:10+00:00November 8th, 2018|Adult Counseling, Anxiety, Boundaries, Communication, Couples Counseling, Holidays, Life Balance, Marriage Counseling, Mental Health, Motivation, Relationships, Stress|

Newlyweds, don’t relax just yet. You are still in for a ride after the wedding day! As you start on the delicate, sometimes frustrating, task of combining you lives, there will be many “firsts” and decisions to make. That includes the sensitive topic of where to spend the first holiday. Yikes! Now, this might be [Read more...]

What Is Sand Tray Therapy?

By |2018-11-12T16:43:59+00:00November 6th, 2018|Adult Counseling, Anxiety, Coping Skills, Depression, Life Balance, Mental Health, Motivation, Self-care, Suicide|

Sand tray therapy is a treatment modality that is used concurrently with most kinds of therapies. It is most beneficial when working with children, couples, and individuals that have experienced trauma. The elements of the sand tray process are therapeutic because they promote communication, play, and  relationship. The Elements of Sand Tray There are seven [Read more...]

Goaaaaaaaal!

By |2018-11-06T11:49:24+00:00November 6th, 2018|Adult Counseling, Anxiety, Life Balance, Mental Health, Motivation, Self-Esteem, Stress|

These past several weeks have been quite busy for me. I have been working, going to school, and now I’m currently helping an old business friend set up her project management office. Unfortunately, I have also fallen way behind in my workouts. Luckily, we “gained” an hour this week by moving our clocks back. I [Read more...]

Is Your Marriage Child-Centered?

By |2018-11-06T11:11:20+00:00November 6th, 2018|Adult Counseling, Anger, Anxiety, Communication, Intimacy, Marriage Counseling, Mental Health, Motivation, Parenting, Relationships, Stress|

It is difficult to balance nurturing a marriage and the relationship with your kids. I don’t know a couple who doesn’t struggle with this. If you are caught in the child-centered grind, I imagine you’re schedule has become more crowded with child activities.   Disclaimer: I very much believe kids are a blessing and we [Read more...]

Raise Your Standards

By |2018-10-26T12:59:33+00:00October 24th, 2018|Adult Counseling, Anxiety, Coping Skills, Life Balance, Mental Health, Motivation, Self-care, Self-Esteem, Stress|

This was a beautiful weekend – the sun was out, the wind was cool, and basically it was just a great day to be outside. Despite the great weather, I still found time to get my customary four-mile run in. Unfortunately, a year ago, I was a couple of pounds heavier and always seemed to [Read more...]

Figuring Out Life

By |2018-10-31T07:40:47+00:00October 24th, 2018|Adult Counseling, Anxiety, Coping Skills, Life Balance, Mental Health, Self-care, Self-Esteem, Stress|

We often find ourselves on auto-pilot or in survival mode after we go through drastic life changes. The world is just passing us by as we go through the motions of life while on auto-pilot mode. We aren’t living our best lives and are just meeting the bear minimum requirements of life. This often leaves [Read more...]

Finding Inspiration and Hope in Harry Potter

By |2018-10-31T07:42:56+00:00October 24th, 2018|Adult Counseling, Anxiety, Coping Skills, Depression, Life Balance, Mental Health, Mental Illness, Motivation, Self-care, Self-Esteem, Stress|

I have always been a person who enjoys escaping to a new world with a movie, tv show, or good book. For me personally, there is no better book to escape to than Harry Potter. I have always been drawn to Harry Potter and now that I am in the mental health field, I still [Read more...]