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Friendship
When We Apologize

Brenda Spina, M.S., LMFT, LPC

Apologies are so easily thrown out that it becomes difficult to known when they are genuine. Brenda defines a few ...

Grabby People

Brenda Spina, M.S., LMFT, LPC

Grabby people are not fun. They suck the air out of the room for the sake of feeling like they are somebody. The ...

Fight for Your Right

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

We own our feelings, thoughts and behaviors. We do not own the thoughts, feelings and behaviors of others. But what ...

Salt and Light

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

We all know people that are difficult to get along with; whether it is in our family, church or place of work. This ...

The Healing Cycle and The Wounding Cycle

Brenda Spina, M.S., LMFT, LPC, Christine Vander Wielen, M.S.W., LCSW, Carrissa Pannuzzo, M.A., LMFT-T, LPC-T, Laura Demetrician, M.S., LMFT

The wounding process in relationships can be cyclical. If repeated enough times, our responses become second nature. ...

The We/They Mentality

Brenda Spina, M.S., LMFT, LPC

This mentality can be destructive. Although perhaps temporarily necessary in something like sports, the we/then ...

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 ...

Guess What?

Brenda Spina, M.S., LMFT, LPC

There are specific dynamics that hinder communication. One is to withhold out of fear of another’s anger or ...

A Rock Through the Front Window

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

Have you ever felt as if someone threw a rock through the front window of your life? The Lord promises to bind up and ...

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 ...

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Broadcasts

Family
Avoiding A Judgmental Attitude, #3 of 4, #3300

Brenda Spina, M.S., LMFT, LPC

Foundational to any successful relationship is our ability to see another in light of how the Lord sees that person. ...

Avoiding A Judgmental Attitude, #2 of 4, #3299

Brenda Spina, M.S., LMFT, LPC

Foundational to any successful relationship is our ability to see another in light of how the Lord sees that person. ...

Avoiding A Judgmental Attitude, #1 of 4, #3298

Brenda Spina, M.S., LMFT, LPC

Foundational to any successful relationship is our ability to see another in light of how the Lord sees that person. ...

Chronic Disease: From Grief to Hope, #3 of 3, #3295

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

Chronic Disease affects roughly 45% of the total population. Behind this statistic are faces and experiences of real ...

Chronic Disease: From Grief to Hope, #2 of 3, #3294

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

Chronic Disease affects roughly 45% of the total population. Behind this statistic are faces and experiences of real ...

Chronic Disease: From Grief to Hope, #1 of 3, #3293

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

Chronic Disease affects roughly 45% of the total population. Behind this statistic are faces and experiences of real ...

Working with Your Child's Temperament, #5 of 5, #3292

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

Each child is wired to respond and interact with their environment in a unique way. In this five part series Christine ...

Working with Your Child's Temperament, #4 of 5, #3291

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

Each child is wired to respond and interact with their environment in a unique way. In this five part series Christine ...

Working with Your Child's Temperament, #3 of 5, #3290

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

Each child is wired to respond and interact with their environment in a unique way. In this five part series Christine ...

Working with Your Child's Temperament,, #2 of 5, #3289

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

Each child is wired to respond and interact with their environment in a unique way. In this five part series Christine ...

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