Mental Health

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Grief and Loss
Life's Seasons

Kathy Ann Ward, MA, LPC-T, CSAC

This article recognizes the difficulties that come with life's many transitions, and offers time tested coping...

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...

How to Talk about Trauma and Loss with Children

Lynda Savage, M.S., LMFT, LPC

This article gives tips and insight for adults in explaining trauma and loss to children. Important points and...

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...

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...

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...

Tears In My Ears: A Conversation of Failure and Honesty

Lynda Savage, M.S., LMFT, LPC

Failure and loss is hard. This article describes how to get through the difficult times after defeat.

This is A Season of Loss for Some

Lynda Savage, M.S., LMFT, LPC

We have seasons when we mourn for our lost loved ones. For some, the goodbye was not the best. What was your...

Forgiveness Means Time

Brenda Spina, M.S., LMFT, LPC

Not too long ago I met with an eleven-year-old girl who was being adopted by her stepfather. Her father left her...

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