All posts tagged "home-page"

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    Divorce from a Child’s Perspective

    by Tonya Ratliff, LPC, NCC, ACS For reasons deeply considered and valid for the adults in a marriage, the decision to divorce has been made. As a result of your decision to divorce, life for your child...

    • Posted May 14, 2017
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    The Power of “I’m Sorry”

    by Cristin Patterson, LLPC, NCC As social beings it is impossible to avoid hurting someone else, intentionally or unintentionally.  Many times this involves personally offending someone and injuring their self-concept.  The simple words, “I’m sorry”, come to...

    • Posted April 30, 2017
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    Lost in Translation: How a Fight with Your Spouse Blocks the Real Message

    by Wendy Warner, LPC, NCC We have all had that moment with our spouse when they say something that strikes a nerve and we reply out of irritation or defensiveness.  The longer the issue has gone unresolved,...

    • Posted April 16, 2017
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    A Day With ADHD

    by Deb Toering, LPC, NCC Just getting out of bed is a challenge for many with ADHD. One person reported, “I have to set a total of 11 alarms over 3 different apps along with a physical...

    • Posted April 9, 2017
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    The Language of Loss

    by Tonya Ratliff, LPC, NCC, ACS During a time of loss the people who care about us are often quick to offer unsolicited advice and counsel in an effort to comfort us.  However, the language they use—although...

    • Posted April 2, 2017
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    How Counseling Can Help When You Feel “Stuck”

    by Cristin Patterson, LLPC, NCC The very moment our life was created we embarked upon a journey consisting of transitions.  A transition is simply the process in which we change from one state or condition to another.  ...

    • Posted April 2, 2017
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    Where Do You Turn When It Hurts?

    by Wendy Warner, LPC, NCC Relationships hurt sometimes. For many of us this can be a very isolating experience.  When we are feeling disconnected from a spouse, a child, or a friend, there may not be too...

    • Posted March 5, 2017
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    Counseling Children and Adolescents Through Grief

    by Cristin Patterson, LLPC, NCC Loss is an undeniable and unavoidable feature of our lives. One cannot live without experiencing loss. Unfortunately, children are no exception to this experience. Children and adolescents experience many losses during childhood through...

    • Posted February 12, 2017
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    That Really Hurt…

    by Deb Toering, LPC, NCC We’ve all been there.  Someone close to you has offended you, probably not intentionally, but it sure felt that way. The offense may have left you feeling disrespected, misunderstood and angry. So,...

    • Posted January 28, 2017
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    Our Commitments Define Us

    by Cristin Patterson, LLPC, NCC Our goals direct where we are going and the journey shapes who we are. The New Year brings about a lot of talk about new resolutions and new goals.  These goals are...

    • Posted January 22, 2017
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