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Take Things Personally? Here are Tips to Help

As human beings, we crave connection.  We desire acceptance and feel that the acceptance  is imperative to maintaining  connection.  As a result, we often take things personally when we worry too much about what others think of us. Throughout our lives, we form and maintain relationships of different depths, and we interact with others on [...]

By |2018-06-15T13:35:02+00:00May 17th, 2018|Bipolar Treatment|

Signs Your Relationship With Yourself Needs Work

We all know that relationships need work, and in general, what we put into them is what we get out of them. No doubt, you are careful about putting significant effort into your marriage and family. You most likely put time and thought into your relationships with friends, neighbors, and coworkers. But how often do [...]

By |2018-04-26T15:17:36+00:00April 26th, 2018|depression treatment, Self Growth, women's issues|

How to Talk to a Teen Who Refuses to Talk

It’s no secret that the teenage years are tough. It can feel like the child that once depended on you for just about everything now wants just about nothing to do with you.   Parenting through the teenage years can feel like a foreign territory, regardless of how many children you’ve raised. You can rest [...]

By |2018-04-18T16:16:47+00:00April 18th, 2018|child counseling, teen counseling|

Dispelling Myths About EMDR Therapy

Many EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) therapists receive calls each week from potential clients who have heard about EMDR therapy, but have received misinformation about what it is and how it works.   There are myths about EMDR floating around related to the  duration of the therapy, the way the therapy is conducted or the [...]

By |2018-06-18T12:39:40+00:00April 12th, 2018|EMDR for Clients, EMDR for Clinicians|

Healing PTSD: How to feel empowered

Seeking help following a trauma, or even when seeking methods for healing PTSD months or years following the trauma, typically invokes significant feelings of vulnerability. Experienced trauma therapists are aware of the fragile nature of their work. Trauma clients often struggle to figure out how to navigate through seeking  treatment for healing PTSD and finding [...]

By |2018-06-15T13:15:09+00:00January 1st, 2018|Trauma Treatment|

Tips for Managing PTSD

PTSD, the acronym for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, can be an invasive and crippling disorder that is the unfortunate aftermath of trauma. The depression, re-intrusive thoughts, panic and anxiety can take a huge toll on quality of life. Although most people seek therapy for this disorder, they struggle with managing PTSD in between sessions. Here [...]

By |2018-06-16T04:00:11+00:00April 12th, 2017|PTSD Treatment|

What is the Difference Between PTSD and Complex PTSD?

There is extensive information in the media these days describing PTSD, and as a result many people are generally familiar with it's symptoms.  I often receive calls for therapy from potential clients stating that they believe they have PTSD. They are feeling anxious, depressed and are having re-intrusive thoughts about a traumatic experience. Although these [...]

Manage Stress and Increase Wellbeing

If you find yourself feeling overwhelmed by stress and anxiety, you are not alone. Everyone has days, weeks or phases in life that are overwhelming and stressful. However, there are many ways that people cope with these times of overwhelm and not all of them are productive or healthy. Lack of good ways to manage stress can [...]

Understanding Your Attachment Style

Our earliest relationships form the foundation for life. They shape the way we love, our ability to manage emotion and our ability to connect in healthy relationships throughout life. From the moment a baby enters the world, they are seeking security, safety sustenance and love. As their eyes search for connection with their mother and [...]

By |2018-05-28T17:56:54+00:00January 27th, 2017|couples counseling, women's issues|

Thrive Notes

If you have ever struggled with maintaining a mindset of positive growth and change, here is a tool that may help towards that end. Thrive Notes is a workbook written by Tamra Hughes, MA, LPC “containing tools and activities for daily reflection. It is for documenting personal reminders of one’s coping skills, triggers, strengths and [...]

By |2018-05-28T17:58:42+00:00January 26th, 2017|PTSD Treatment, Trauma Treatment|