Mental Health

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Stress
Children, Shamed and Text Attacked

Lynda Savage, M.S., LMFT, LPC

Bullying attacks on children and teens is on the rise. This is something hard for adults to grasp at times. This...

Moving Past Fear, Powerlessness and Trauma: A Neuroscience Perspectiveness

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

Everyone has moments of fear and moments of powerlessness. When combined they create a powerful experience called...

Games People Play to Avoid Taking Responsibility

Brenda Spina, M.S., LMFT, LPC

People, because they fear losing love or arousing anger often learn to get their needs met by indirect means. Games...

EQ: What Emotional Intelligence Is and How to Develop It

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

Emotional intelligence is integral to mental and relational health. Understanding emotions, their impact on...

Overspent

Brenda Spina, M.S., LMFT, LPC

Do you have a home like this? One in which you are unable to be at peace. At the moment you may feel tired. Tired...

Resilience: How to Bend and Not Break

Lynda Savage, M.S., LMFT, LPC

Resilience is a trait we want. Things happen in life that are hard. This article shares and guides us to healthy...

The Stories We Tell

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

Children are wonderfully creative at thinking up stories, in which they are heroic and triumphant. However, when...

Past, Present and Future

Laura Demetrician, M.S., LMFT

Are you fearful of the future? Do you agonize over past mistakes? We all have a natural bent toward thinking about...

Mary’s Labor of Peace

Laura Demetrician, M.S., LMFT

In the midst of a troubled time, we can find peace. It is easy for us to see impossibility of a situation and to...

Stress

Lynda Savage, M.S., LMFT, LPC

STRESS: Equals hormones that drive you to "run or gun" (flight or fight). Stress will cause you to...

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Stress
Controlling the Chaos - 2 of 2 #3425

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...

Controlling the Chaos - 1 of 2 #3424

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...

Trauma: Taking Care of Yourself - 3 of 3 #3423

Brenda Spina, M.S., LMFT, LPC

Each of us experiences situations and events that run the risk of leaving us traumatized. Traumatic events may not...

Trauma: Taking Care of Yourself - 2 of 3 #3422

Brenda Spina, M.S., LMFT, LPC

Each of us experiences situations and events that run the risk of leaving us traumatized. Traumatic events may not...

Trauma: Taking Care of Yourself - 1 of 3 #3421

Brenda Spina, M.S., LMFT, LPC

Each of us experiences situations and events that run the risk of leaving us traumatized. Traumatic events may not...

Putting Fear in its Place - 4 of 4 #3429

Brenda Spina, M.S., LMFT, LPC

We all agree that the emotion of fear is necessary to survive in life. The same is true for all our emotions...

Putting Fear in its Place - 3 of 4 #3428

Brenda Spina, M.S., LMFT, LPC

We all agree that the emotion of fear is necessary to survive in life. The same is true for all our emotions...

Putting Fear in its Place - 2 of 4 #3427

Brenda Spina, M.S., LMFT, LPC

We all agree that the emotion of fear is necessary to survive in life. The same is true for all our emotions...

Putting Fear in its Place - 1 of 4 #3426

Brenda Spina, M.S., LMFT, LPC

We all agree that the emotion of fear is necessary to survive in life. The same is true for all our emotions...

Everyone is Welcome - 2 of 2 #3410

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

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

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