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“Daring greatly means the courage to be vulnerable. It means to show up and be seen. To ask for what you need. To talk about how you’re feeling. To have the hard conversations.” – Brene Brown

Being brave is not about the absence of fear, it’s about having the courage to be vulnerable – to press on in spite of fear.

Finding the Courage to be Vulnerable

Love Hurts: 4 Reasons Why You May Be Holding onto a Toxic Relationship

Women's Issues

You are the person behind the scenes of the front lines. You aren’t answering the emergency calls, walking the hospital ward, or in contact with virus positive people every day throughout the day, but you are making sure the community has people who can. You are supporting your loved one as they are on the […]

When Your Spouse is on the Virus Front Lines – To the Spouses of First Responders and Healthcare Workers

Adult Counseling

Imagine taking a stroll down a beautiful green forest with wonderfully scented flowers, creatures of different types making their calls to each other, a calm stream of water to your right and on your left is a blank wooden sign pointing to nowhere. You see the path, but it is one you have never been […]

“Into the Unknown”: Welcoming the Interruptions


The COVID-19 outbreak has utterly changed day-to-day life as we know it. A simple trip to the grocery store is no longer an act to take for granted. Among these novel changes is the unequivocal loss of normalcy that many Americans feel. As schools and workplaces across the country shut their doors, many families face […]

Senior Year Sadness: Missing Anticipated Milestones of High School


When it comes to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, there’s what you see, there’s what you hear, and after taking it all in, there’s how it all makes you feel. There is no denying that there is an overwhelming amount of changes happening right now. You’re being asked to stay home as much as possible. Restaurants […]

During These Scary Times, I Hope You’re Taking Care of Yourself: Coronavirus and Reducing Anxiety


We are in the midst of uncharted territory as a country, a world, and as individuals.  Every day we hear and take in new information, adjust plans, and manage our fears, anxieties and limitations as COVID-19 continues to have a significant impact on our world. Although most of us have never experienced a pandemic, you […]

Finding Peace When the World Around Us Feels Out of Control

Adult Counseling

You are on the front lines of this crisis. So many other people are talking about things to keep themselves busy during this time, and you are wishing you had that luxury to be bored. You are working around the clock as a caregiver, a protector, the first line of defense in this panic. It […]

First Responder and COVID19


The concept of grief is often associated closely with death/loss of a loved one. However, grief can occur as a result of any kind of loss. Other types of loss can be: loss of a close friendship, loss of a pet, loss of a pregnancy, loss of health, loss of financial security/job, retirement, moving to […]

A Deeper Look Into Grief and Loss

Men's Issues

Step-family counseling and pre-step family counseling looks very different than counseling your average couple and family. The dynamics are different and there are specific considerations to make when coming together. One of the leading books to help both counselors and the general public learn more about becoming a stepfamily is Ron Deal’s The Smart Stepfamily. […]

Becoming a Stepfamily: Delivered and Redeemed