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The back-to-school season can be stressful for families. Everyone has to adjust back to the school year routine and there can be new activities in this routine. For kids, the new year can bring new expectations and stress as they advance through grade levels and extra curricular activities. The following ideas can be adjusted to […]

How to Prepare For a Smooth Transition Back to School

Are you the parent of a child diagnosed with ODD? Are you doing your best to parent your child with little progress?  You are not alone.  Research suggests that as many as 16% of adolescents have some degree of ODD.  In order to help your child, it’s necessary to first have a clear understanding of […]

Managing ODD

Teen Counseling

oppositional defiant disorder, ODD

I remember being so excited when I finally found out that my full license had been processed and published!  This was before the State was doing anything online, so I had to call every Friday (that was the only day they processed LPCs) and see if mine was done.  I had been working so long […]

What is a Supervisor Looking for in an Intern?

Adult Counseling

Reasons for Self-Harm Non Suicidal Self-Injury (NSSI, or self-harm) is direct and deliberate destruction of one’s own body tissue in the absence of intent to die.  It is when an individual does one or more of the following to their body: Cutting Burning Carving words or symbols Breaking bones Hitting/punching objects Piercing with sharps Head […]

The Self-Harming Teen

Teen Counseling

self-harming, cutting, teens

Men are from Mars. Women are from Venus. Teenagers are from some planet far, far away yet to be named! This could be why the teenage years are so trying. Parenting is a tough job.  It’s even more challenging during those teenage years.  Beginning around age 13 or 14, teenagers become the smartest people on […]

Surviving the Teenage Years

Teen Counseling

teenagers, teenage years

Currently, I am in a very hectic stage of life and finding stability can be difficult. I’m trying to balance working as a private practice counselor and finish up my dissertation for my doctoral program. Both are wonderful phases to be in, but difficult to do together. I’ve come to find out that in order […]

Finding Stability in Chaos

Women's Issues