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I had the pleasure of having dinner with a good friend and his wife. Now, full disclosure, he is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist.  He is also married with two children. His oldest son was a complete gentleman. He engaged in the conversation and was just completely great to be around. During our conversation, [Read more...]

The Complexities of Nostalgia: Part 2

The Truth behind the Highlight Reel Often times we use social media as a highlight reel. So, we post the happy pictures where things in life seem to be going smoothly. We often believe the lie that the people and experiences we post are as truly happy and care-free as we curated them to look. Before [Read more...]

By |2019-01-25T14:37:13-06:00January 25th, 2019|Adult Counseling, Anxiety, Mental Health, Motivation, Self-care, Self-Esteem, Social Media, Stress|Comments Off on The Complexities of Nostalgia: Part 2

The Complexities of Nostalgia: Part 1

Throwback Thursday Did you have a social media account years ago? If yes, you are likely being reminded of some of the past events and posts. Apps, like TimeHop, had their debut before fizzling out. However, they were replaced by Facebook's “On This Day" feature. Being only a click away from some of your old [Read more...]

By |2018-12-27T16:43:24-06:00December 27th, 2018|Anxiety, Coping Skills, Depression, Life Balance, Mental Health, Motivation, Self-care, Self-Esteem, Social Media, Stress|Comments Off on The Complexities of Nostalgia: Part 1

Am I Good Enough? How Far Does the Impact of Cyberbullying Go?

Cyberbullying and the effects on self-worth. As I was browsing through my Facebook, I noticed a status that was disturbing- but not shocking in anyway. Someone posted: “If a girl is over 160 pounds, then she needs to be slapped if she is seen eating anything other than a salad.” One of my friends posted [Read more...]

By |2018-10-02T09:32:58-06:00September 6th, 2018|Adult Counseling, Anger, Anxiety, Depression, Mental Health, Self-Esteem, Social Media, Stress|Comments Off on Am I Good Enough? How Far Does the Impact of Cyberbullying Go?

Managing Screen Time This Summer

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 [Read more...]

By |2018-09-21T12:18:54-06:00June 18th, 2018|Boundaries, Childrens Counseling, Communication, Life Balance, Parenting, Social Media, Stress, Teen Counseling|Comments Off on Managing Screen Time This Summer

Talking to Your Children About Suicide – Why it’s Important

PSA:  It is PAST time to be having conversations about suicide with our children!  According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, we are seeing higher levels of children (ages 5-17) visiting children’s hospitals for suicidal thoughts or attempts. Do I have your attention yet? Contrary to popular belief, talking about teen suicide will not push [Read more...]

By |2018-09-19T10:44:29-06:00May 22nd, 2018|Childrens Counseling, Communication, Empathy, Mental Health, Mental Illness, Parenting, Self Harm, Self-care, Self-Esteem, Social Media, Stress, Suicide|Comments Off on Talking to Your Children About Suicide – Why it’s Important

Monitoring Your Kids Phone

Monitoring Your Kids Phone I’m sure it’s difficult to be a parent. You do your best to enforce rules and raise respectful kids, just to have them find thousands (and I think that’s a literal count) of ways to go around your guidelines to do what they want. With technology advancing as quickly as it [Read more...]

By |2018-09-19T11:14:09-06:00May 4th, 2018|Anxiety, Boundaries, Communication, Family, Mental Health, Parenting, Social Media|Comments Off on Monitoring Your Kids Phone

3 Benefits of Men Going to Therapy

For this blog I want to talk to the men, my apologies to the women, please feel free to pass along the info in this blog to the important men in your life. With that intro out of the way, let’s get straight to the point. I want to propose the question “How can therapy [Read more...]