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...

Trauma and the Body

Lynda Savage, M.S., LMFT, LPC

Normal physical stress responses to traumatic events: The symptoms of traumatic stress are not just...

Procrastination Because of Anxiety

Lynda Savage, M.S., LMFT, LPC

There are anxiety-related causes (as well as other causes) of procrastination. Here is one way to understand the...


Lynda Savage, M.S., LMFT, LPC

We all know the uncomfortable feeling of anxiety. Our hearts race, our fingers sweat, and our breathing gets...

Anxiety Head On

Lynda Savage, M.S., LMFT, LPC

Anxiety is meant to be a normal reaction to the occasional stressful situation. However, many people experience it...


Lynda Savage, M.S., LMFT, LPC

There are people on hyper-alert much of the time. To them every little thing needs examination. They seem to react...

Challenge Needed?

Lynda Savage, M.S., LMFT, LPC

Has it occurred to you that we need challenge? God provides challenge because we often need practice turning to Him...

The Home Place

Lynda Savage, M.S., LMFT, LPC

We long to belong. Where have we felt peace, acceptance and love? Often that "home" place is where we...

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