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How to Choose a Culturally Sensitive Counselor

By Tershundrea Branch, LPC / March 25, 2024

The United States is often referred to as a “melting pot” but what does that mean and how do you choose a culturally sensitive counselor? The term “melting pot” in the context of the United States refers to its diverse population, encompassing various people, languages, styles, and cultures. To select a culturally sensitive therapist in […]

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This or That?

By Krista Bassani, LPC Associate / July 27, 2022

We run into a lot of decisions throughout the course of our lives, from what to wear today to whether or not you should get married. Some decisions are easier than others, but for the most part, we are able to guide our lives reasonably toward the goal we are intending to achieve. Children, on […]

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H.A.L.T. Stress

By Kaitlyn DeLeon, LPC / July 12, 2022

When in recovery, we are challenged to engage in healthy and proactive methods of coping with life stressors. Tools can be learned to aid in the stress management process. However, stress is a part of life that is inevitable, whether it be positive stress or negative stress. Stress causes people to feel emotional and physical […]

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Shapeshifting Grief

By Krista Bassani, LPC Associate / June 14, 2022

What comes to mind when you think of the word grief? Most would say death or loss, which is an understandable connection. When a loved one passes, often hear about the “stages of grief” in relation to our experience. These stages are often outlined numerically as denial 2) anger 3) bargaining 4) depression and 5) […]

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When the Panic Attacks

By Lu-Cheree De Jager, LPC / April 25, 2022

Racing thoughts, pounding heartbeat, sweating, chills, trembling through your limbs, feeling weakness or dizziness, numb all symptoms caused by the sensation of a panic attack. Kellie Collins, a licensed professional therapist in Oregon described panic attacks as losing permission over your body’s ability to control its responses to the sense of anxiety.  Panic attacks can […]

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Blocks to Communication – Part II

By Natalie Wilie, LPC / April 11, 2022

In last week’s blog, we discussed five ways you could be blocking healthy communication in your relationships. The ability to communicate in a healthy way can make a difference in how productive your conversations are! Whether you are having a discussion with your child, a disagreement with your partner, or a chat with your brother, […]

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Blocks to Healthy Communication

By Natalie Wilie, LPC / April 11, 2022

The ability to communicate in a healthy way can make a difference in how productive your conversations are. Whether you are having a discussion with your child, a disagreement with your partner or a chat with your brother, your communication skills come into play. It is easy to fall into the trap of using an […]

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Conquering Your Inner Critic

By Kaitlyn DeLeon, LPC / March 11, 2022

With the fast pace of life and distractions all around, it’s easy to spend our days on autopilot. But when we take a step back or a moment to sit still, our critical inner voice arrives. The critical voice is something that most everyone experiences. It’s the part of our mind that thinks statements such […]

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Boundaries are Self-Care

By Kaitlyn DeLeon, LPC / October 7, 2021

In recent years, self-care has had a rise in popularity, and in fact, is recommended by almost all professionals in the mental health field. It’s common for your therapist to recommend engaging in some form of self-care between sessions, as well as implementing a self-care routine into your life, in various forms that suit you […]

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Your Kids and Stress

By Madison Wilie / August 19, 2021

Your child experiences stress, just like you do. They have homework, friends, social scenarios, academic expectations, all on top of developing their personalities and learning who they are. We aren’t born with a manual explaining appropriate coping mechanisms for when we feel overwhelmed. That’s where you come in! Have you taught your children how to […]

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