Challenging Events


Affected Family Members

Kathy Ann Ward, MA, LPC-T, CSAC

Families affected by a loved one’s chronic mental illness or addiction endure a unique type of stress. This article ...

Just Love Them

Christine Vander Wielen, M.S.W., LCSW

Our children are not perfect, and neither are we. Sometimes their behavior may leave us scratching our heads or ...

Marriage at the Foot of the Cross

Christine Vander Wielen, M.S.W., LCSW

Marriage is hard work. We need to keep in mind that the ground is level at the foot of the cross; none of us are ...

Apology Rejected?

Lynda Savage, M.S., LMFT, LPC

Have you ever suffered because you have become aware that some close person in your life has not forgiven you? When ...

Mean Girls

Lynda Savage, M.S., LMFT, LPC

The psychological term for mean girls is relational aggression, which is covert bullying using emotionally abusive ...

Blow Up - Then Shut Up?

Lynda Savage, M.S., LMFT, LPC

We all have emotional/relational upheavals. In the midst of these, the last thing most of us want to do is get humble. ...

Is Forgiveness Therapy for You?

Carrissa Pannuzzo, M.A., LMFT-T, LPC-T

We all have ideas of what forgiveness is and what it isn’t. The most common of these in American society is the ...

Leaving the Results to God

Christine Vander Wielen, M.S.W., LCSW

We can get caught up in the present and try to please those around us first. But we are called to be faithful to the ...


Lynda Savage, M.S., LMFT, LPC

Did you know if you put a crab in a bucket it will crawl out? If you put two crabs in a bucket niether will crawl out. ...

Fighting Dogs

Brenda Spina, M.S., LMFT, LPC

Ever grab a stray dog by the ear? The likelihood of the dog turning to take a bite out of you is high. The same is ...

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