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Compassion Fatigue

It’s no secret that our world has been at the mercy of Mother Nature and all of her environmental power the past couple months. From hurricanes to earthquakes, hundreds of thousands of people (and animals!) have had their lives uprooted. All of this upheaval has left many feeling compelled to participate in relief efforts, whether [...]

By | 2017-09-23T12:40:32+00:00 September 24th, 2017|Blog|0 Comments

Conflict: Can’t We All Just Get Along?

Conflict. It’s something that we all face sometime in our lives whether we want to or not, whether we feel comfortable with it or not. Conflict can be seen between friends, co-workers, spouses, and siblings, among other relationships. It can be subtle, it can be direct, it can even be downright nasty. Conflict is a [...]

By | 2017-09-09T13:29:59+00:00 September 10th, 2017|Blog|0 Comments

Play Therapy and The Importance of Play!

Have you ever noticed the joy on children’s faces while they play? Sometimes it seems as though nothing important is happening, however, the complete opposite is actually true! According to Gary L. Landreth, Ed.D., LPC, RPT-S in Play Therapy: The Art of the Relationship, “Play is the singular central activity of childhood, occurring at all [...]

By | 2017-08-16T17:23:53+00:00 August 27th, 2017|Blog|0 Comments

Sleep Hygiene

When you wake up in the morning, do you feel refreshed and ready for the day? Or do you wake up feeling groggy, tired, and hitting the snooze button until the last possible minute? If the second option sounds more like you, then maybe it’s time to take a look at your sleep hygiene. Sleep [...]

By | 2017-08-09T12:50:00+00:00 August 13th, 2017|Blog|0 Comments

Self-Care: Making Time for You

Self-care. It’s a term you’ve probably heard before but may not know much about. A quick Google search will give you over 50,000,000 hits on the topic, with titles such as 45 Simple Self-Care Practices for a Healthy Mind, Body, and Soul, or 6 Ways to Weave Self-Care into Your Workday. It’s clear this concept [...]

By | 2017-07-25T09:32:36+00:00 July 23rd, 2017|Blog|0 Comments

Fighting for Love

There are two statements with regard to fighting that are commonly shared with me. The first is stated in a way meant as a testament to the health of the relationship: “We hardly ever fight.” The second is meant to indicate that something is wrong and needs “fixing”: “We never used to fight.” The thing [...]

By | 2017-07-25T09:32:37+00:00 July 16th, 2017|Blog|0 Comments

Behavior is Communication, It’s Not Personal

Has your child ever tested your limits? Has your child ever said something mean to you or yelled? Has your child ever hurt your feelings?  Its not your fault and its normal!  Your child does not hate you or do it to hurt your feelings, rather they are trying to communicate something to you.  All [...]

By | 2017-07-25T09:32:37+00:00 July 9th, 2017|Blog|0 Comments

Developing a Healthy Boundary

Wow, consider this: Your body contains something on the order of 34 trillion cells, each one consisting of cytoplasm contained within a semi-permeable membrane. These cellular membranes dictate the types of substances that move into and out of your cells. Substances that are healthy and contribute to the life of your cells can come in [...]

By | 2017-07-25T09:32:37+00:00 July 2nd, 2017|Blog|0 Comments

Emotional Intelligence: Part 2

My last blog post was an introduction to emotional intelligence for children and teens. If you have not read it yet or forgot the definition of emotional intelligence, feel free to click here or the “previous” button just above this text and check it out! To quickly review, in order for children and teens to [...]

By | 2017-07-25T09:32:37+00:00 June 25th, 2017|Blog|0 Comments

Emotional Intelligence: Part 1

Let’s talk about feelings! In one way or another more often than not, a common problem that brings a child or teen into the therapy room is their lack of awareness of how to manage their own emotions. For young children, this can result in unpleasant behaviors for both the child and the caregiver. For [...]

By | 2017-07-25T09:32:37+00:00 June 18th, 2017|Blog|0 Comments