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Overcoming Self-sabotaging Behaviors

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

While we are all capable of self-sabotage, some individuals are more vulnerable to self-defeating behavior. It is ...

The Golden Rule for Cyberspace

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

Most of our teens know how to work with technology but few realize how technology works. As parents and educators who ...

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 ...

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