Challenging Events


Oh, How Humbling

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

Recently, I was wrestling with a software program used for bookkeeping. Struggling for more than an hour, I relented ...

Conflict Happens

Lynda Savage, M.S., LMFT, LPC

Conflict is normal and natural because differences in "wiring" are normal and natural. The absence of ...

Shame and Guilt

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

Shame and guilt are different. Guilt says, "I did something wrong" and causes us to turn to the other person ...

Anger, The "A" Word

Brenda Spina, M.S., LMFT, LPC

Anger is a word that creates great discomfort for many people. However, there are many reasons why anger can be a ...


Brenda Spina, M.S., LMFT, LPC

Confrontation is a difficult behavior to master yet crucial in our ability to build a sense of equality and respect in ...

Good, Bad or Equal

Brenda Spina, M.S., LMFT, LPC

Each person in a family or group works at finding the way in which they are special. The process or, at times, battle ...

Learning to Fight Fair

Brenda Spina, M.S., LMFT, LPC

All of us have times when we disagree or fight and fight dirty. There are helpful guidelines to fighting fair. They ...

Saying I'm Sorry

Brenda Spina, M.S., LMFT, LPC

Saying "I'm sorry." entail more than these two words. Examples in scripture outline what feeling sorry means ...

Easter Clothes: Throwing Off Cloaks of Unforgiveness

Mary Lambrecht, M.S. LMFT

Forgiveness brings emotional and spiritual healing. Using Biblical references to Palm Sunday and Easter, and a story ...

Stand Up For Yourself Without Putting Others Down

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

Two vignettes demonstrating how to stand up for yourself without putting others down

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