Addiction

Articles

Working Hard To Be Liked

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

People pleasers work very hard to be liked and crave love and acceptance from others at the cost of their own...

Feeling Crazy - The Effects of Addiction on the Family

Suzan Myhre, M.S.S.W., LICSW, LPC

This article describes the serious and debilitating effects of addiction on the family. Hopes for rehabilitation are...

Adolescent Girls Battling Eating Disorders

Suzan Myhre, M.S.S.W., LICSW, LPC

This article explores the effects of adolescent female eating disorders on the individual and the family. It also...

Twelve Years, Ten Lessons

Mary Lambrecht, M.S. LMFT

An article of tribute and thanksgiving. As Mary Lambrecht follows God's call to Texas, she shares ten basic lessons...

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...

Affected Family Members

Kathy Ann Ward, MA, LPC-T, CSAC

Families affected by a loved one’s chronic mental illness or addiction endure a unique type of stress. This article...

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...

Make a Healthier Choice

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

We’ve all got habits we’d like to change. Maybe it’s a disrespectful tone taken with a spouse or child at certain...

Change

Brenda Spina, M.S., LMFT, LPC

Change is a joint effort. Most of our growth in life comes from hearing and seeing what others are doing, then...

More of Him

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

Several years ago, I ran into my friend, Pam, and her six children at the store. All six children were either in...

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