3 Questions Every Father Should Ask Himself

The importance of this role has been on my mind with Father’s Day being this month. I start by reflecting on the relationship I have with my father. To begin, we were not close because I lived in Ohio and he lived in Texas. Open and honest communication helped our bond strengthen when I [Read more...]

By |2019-06-13T12:46:06-06:00June 20th, 2018|Adoption, Adult Counseling, Anger, Anxiety, Communication, Family, Men's Issues, Mental Health, Motivation, Parenting|Comments Off on 3 Questions Every Father Should Ask Himself

More Love: Adoptive Parents

When I first started this blog post I had a pretty straightforward idea of what it would look like. I was going to describe adoption as something that comes from a deep love and that parents who adopt love their children fiercely. I was going to find some empirical data to back up my hypothesis. [Read more...]

By |2019-02-22T12:12:20-06:00February 14th, 2018|Adoption, Adult Counseling, Family, Parenting, Relationships|Comments Off on More Love: Adoptive Parents

Mom Guilt

Around 2 years ago, I can remember having a conversation with a friend about how I wasn’t going to be “one of those Moms” that felt guilty about every decision I made.  I was going to be confident in the choices that I made for my kid and I wasn’t going to let him dictate [Read more...]

By |2019-01-18T14:58:25-06:00January 2nd, 2018|Adoption, Adult Counseling, Anxiety, Family, Parenting, Relationships, Self-care, Self-Esteem, Stress, Women's Issues|Comments Off on Mom Guilt

Adoption Disruption

Earlier I wrote a blog post about adoption counseling, highlighting the approach taken by adoption competent counselors. As an adoption counselor, one of the most challenging things for me is when a family is faced with a disrupted adoption. Unfortunately this is something that is not addressed enough in the adoption process. What is adoption [Read more...]

By |2018-02-01T22:28:41-06:00November 14th, 2017|Adoption, Adult Counseling, Anger, Anxiety, Depression, Family, Grief, LGBTQIA+, Marriage Counseling, Parenting, Relationships, Stress, Trauma|Comments Off on Adoption Disruption

Adoption Competent Counseling

It can take a long time to find the right fit as a client looking for a counselor. Counseling is at its core a relationship, and individuals want to have relationships with those that they feel understand them. A big part of finding the right fit is finding a counselor to connect with on a [Read more...]

By |2018-02-01T22:35:03-06:00October 25th, 2017|Adoption, Anxiety, Childrens Counseling, Couples Counseling, Family, LGBTQIA+, Marriage Counseling, Parenting, Relationships, Stress|Comments Off on Adoption Competent Counseling