Challenging Events


Real Freedom

Brenda Spina, M.S., LMFT, LPC

Real freedom is quoted by John Baker (founder of Celebrate Recovery) as being “ to NOT do the things that keep...

Love Your Anger?

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

I love anger. It's one of my favorite emotions. A lot of people think anger is bad but anger serves a very...

Blame Does Not Heal

Lynda Savage, M.S., LMFT, LPC

Blame may help your hurting for a short time. It will not heal your unrest in the long run.

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...

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...

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...

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...

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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