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Gay. Lesbian. Bisexual. Queer. Pansexual. You are probably familiar with these words as they are becoming more common in mainstream society. But if you or someone you love doesn’t identify as one of the above, it can be easy to look the other way and focus on the concepts and priorities in your world. Until […]

My Child is Gay… Now What?

Understanding transgender youth is an important part of understanding the complexities of human nature. This blog is for you if you have a child who is exploring their gender. It can be hard to support your child if you don’t understand the different identities that young kids are associating with. Fear not! I am here […]

What does transgender mean?

Teen Counseling

As we are in the month of love, I want to talk about all different types of intimate relationships. There are couples, “throuples”, “situationships”, partners and open relationships becoming popular in culture. All of them require a certain level of attention to detail and arrangements of agreements, but I want to give a little insight […]

More Love: Open Relationships

Couples Counseling

Twenty-two. That’s how many years of marriage I have under my belt. I met my husband while I was a senior in high school. I can remember the day we met like it was yesterday.  One Saturday in December of 1991, I was spending the day with my sister and nephew.  We decided to go […]

More Love: Marriage Reboot

Couples Counseling

Be careful who you ask to define the Golden Rule. You might hear, “The person with the gold makes the rules!”.  Any smart husband or wife would never define it as such, so let’s go with the more universal (and reasonable) definition of: “treat others how you want to be treated”.  This is a good […]

The Platinum Rule


Let’s be honest, if left unchecked, marriage can become monotonous.  Intimacy decreases as individuals have their daily routines. Spouses can get used to using the same old surface level questions; they listen to one another while checking their Facebook news feed, go to bed, rinse, and repeat.  I encourage you to shake things up a […]

Quick Intimacy

Couples Counseling

couples, quick intimacy

If you’ve had any connection with the outside world, you have probably noticed the increased attention being given to sexual harassment.  Specifically, the hashtag “#metoo” has been bringing awareness to just how rampant sexual harassment really is. But what truly defines sexual harassment?  I think that is a question that our society is struggling with […]

#MeToo… I think?: Debunking Sexual Harassment Myths

Teen Counseling

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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 […]

Adoption Competent Counseling

Couples Counseling

The game of love is tough. Two different players, with different strengths and different skill sets. In a relationship, sometimes it can feel like your teammate is your opponent, which makes teamwork close to impossible. The problem with couples who experience this is oftentimes the “I’m right, you’re wrong” mentality. If you want to win […]

Let’s Play a Love Game

Couples Counseling

October is a wonderful month to be prideful as it houses both National Coming Out Day which is on October 11th along with LGBTQIA+ history month. Obviously, this is one of my favorite months! Although the celebration of coming out is one that is meant to give thoughts of hope, promise, and progression, it can […]

I’m Coming Out

Teen Counseling