Mental Health

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Stress
Everyone is Welcome!

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

Schools are working very hard to address the growing problem of bullying through teacher trainings, student...

Live Within Your Means

Brenda Spina, M.S., LMFT, LPC

Living within our means often is associated with our financial circumstances. In this article, Brenda outlines ideas...

December Hope Realized

Lynda Savage, M.S., LMFT, LPC

December brings on adult busy work, the joy of children, exhaustion, and a huge amount of hope. This article calls...

Controlling the Chaos

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

For stepfamilies, the stress of the holiday season can be compounded. With patience and grace, the holiday season...

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...

Helping Children with Nightmares

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

To children, nightmares are very real and they do not have the knowledge or experience to understand it was just a...

Transforming Emotions

Kathy Ann Ward, MA, LPC-T, CSAC

A good quality of life requires that we cope effectively with our reactions to our experiences. Others may...

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...

Promises! Promises!

Brenda Spina, M.S., LMFT, LPC

As many say and the rest of us believe, the holidays push our coping skills to the limit. Often the things that...

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Broadcasts

Stress
Help & Hope in Suicide Awareness - 1 of 5 - #3540

Lynda Savage, M.S., LMFT, LPC

This excellent 5-part series on Suicide Awareness gives the personal experience of Lynn Stinski and of her brother...

Flexibility in Family - #3533

Laura Demetrician, MS, LMFT

Flexibility is an often forgotten important element of healthy families. Life circumstances, children, and family...

Surviving Infidelity - #3530

Lynda Savage, M.S., LMFT, LPC

Surviving the ultimate betrayal of infidelity is possible. Statistics, why the affair, and survival/overcoming...

Muddy Waters - 2 of 2 - #3519

Brenda Spina, M.S., LMFT, LPC

Communicating clearly in all of our relationship can be quite the task. Each of us being put together so...

Muddy Waters - 1 of 2 - #3518

Brenda Spina, M.S., LMFT, LPC

Communicating clearly in all of our relationship can be quite the task. Each of us being put together so...

Excellence vs Perfection - #3522

Brenda Spina, M.S., LMFT, LPC

Covering the difference between excellence and perfection, Sarah and Brenda talk about various statements one may...

A Hole in the Soul - 2 of 2 - #3521

Lynda Savage, M.S., LMFT, LPC

When people grow up in difficult circumstances, they feel and often behave as though they are incomplete. However...

A Hole in the Soul - 1 of 2 - #3520

Lynda Savage, M.S., LMFT, LPC

When people grow up in difficult circumstances, they feel and often behave as though they are incomplete. However...

Reclaiming Power Through Truth - #3516

Brenda Spina, M.S., LMFT, LPC

Brenda and Sarah discuss the practical practice of speaking honestly throughout our days. To listen to fear, shame...

Going to the Farm - 3 of 3 - #3513

Brenda Spina, M.S., LMFT, LPC

Growth in relationship as well as with the Lord reveals a very distinct process. Faith coupled with diligence...

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