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Twenty Something

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

The twenties can be described as a time of great transitions. In this article, Christine outlines common struggles...

Surprise, Surprise: Not Everyone Likes Their Family Christmas

Lynda Savage, M.S., LMFT, LPC

Family gatherings are not always pleasant. We may not even like our family. What is the difference between like...

Myths About Sexual Abuse

Brenda Spina, M.S., LMFT, LPC

As familiar as we may all think we are with the existence and impact of sexual abuse, there is nothing that...

Encouraging the Growth Mindset in Children

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

Parents naturally want the best for their children and can be instrumental in helping their children become...

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...

Your Behavior is Not Acceptable but YOU I Love

Lynda Savage, M.S., LMFT, LPC

Separating the deed from the doer: It is tempting to label a child or adult by their behavior. Bad behavior is...

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...

Perfectionism and the Parent-Child Relationship

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

In the parent-child relationship, perfectionism sets up unrealistic standards of behavior and performance for the...

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...

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...

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Broadcasts

Loving a Young Alcoholic - 1 of 3 - #3547

Brenda Spina, M.S., LMFT, LPC

Parents become frightened when discovering their young adult misuses, even abuses alcohol or another drug. Brenda...

Flexibility in Family - #3533

Laura Demetrician, MS, LMFT

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

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...

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...

Smooth Sailing with Tough Temperaments - #3487

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

Does your child's behavior ever leave you scratching your head? Do you ever think why in the world is he doing...

Christian in a Secular School - 4 of 4 - #3455

Lynda Savage, M.S., LMFT, LPC

Hannah Savilla shares how a sheltered young Christian can move effectively in non-Christian circles after high...

Christian in a Secular School - 3 of 4 - #3454

Lynda Savage, M.S., LMFT, LPC

Hannah Savilla shares how a sheltered young Christian can move effectively in non-Christian circles after high...

Christian in a Secular School - 2 of 4 - #3453

Lynda Savage, M.S., LMFT, LPC

Hannah Savilla shares how a sheltered young Christian can move effectively in non-Christian circles after high...

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