All posts tagged "home-page"

  • box of chocolates
    Happy Day After Valentine’s Day

    by Wendy Warner, LPC, NCC It’s the day after Valentine’s Day, and many are feeling disappointed with their experience. He didn’t sweep her off her feet as she had envisioned, and she wasn’t into being a lingerie...

    • Posted February 14, 2018
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  • codependency
    Co-Dependence: We’re so careful to see that no one gets hurt. No one, that is, but ourselves.

    by Pamela Giorgio, MA, LLPC Codependency takes on many definitions and connotations depending on who you ask and their personal experience. Often, persons shrink at the thought of the word “codependency” as if it portrays weakness or...

    • Posted January 29, 2018
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  • thieves who steal our voice
    The Thieves Who Silence Us

    by Deb Toering, LPC, NCC, BCPCC God has given us a voice to express our thoughts, opinions and feelings. For some of us, people or events in our lives have led us to believe that we must...

    • Posted January 21, 2018
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  • blended family
    Remarrying? What About the Kids?

    by Tonya Ratliff, LPC, NCC, ACS Let’s imagine that you have healed from divorce, spent considerable time adjusting to life as a single co-parent with your ex, and have finally begun to consider your own future with...

    • Posted January 10, 2018
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  • winter-season
    Embracing the Uncomfortable Seasons of Our Lives

    by Cristin Patterson, LLPC, NCC As we embark upon the winter season, it reminds me of the seasons that we often encounter in our own lives. All seasons serve a purpose—a purpose that involves change. The seasonal...

    • Posted December 17, 2017
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  • shame
    Shame. The Silent Killer.

    by Deb Toering, LPC, NCC, BCPCC Good shame doesn’t destroy; it convicts us of wrong. Bad shame slowly sucks the life out of us. It steals our joy and silences us. It can make us feel small,...

    • Posted December 3, 2017
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  • social media keyboard
    Is It Really Just a Friendly Conversation?

    by Wendy Warner, LPC, NCC Have you heard that a frog will sit in a pot of water on a stove unaware that the temperature is rising until it boils and cooks him? He is fully capable...

    • Posted November 19, 2017
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  • blended family stones
    “One Big Happy, Crazy, Accepting, Blended Family”

    by Tonya Ratliff, LPC, NCC, ACS Those of us who came of age watching “The Brady Bunch” had no idea that this example of a blended family was all a ruse. The struggles, animosities, emotional scars, and...

    • Posted October 29, 2017
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  • anxious girl
    Supporting Your Anxious Child

    by Cristin Patterson, LLPC, NCC When our children are worried and anxious we try to reassure them by saying “trust me”, “you will do great”, or “you will be okay”.  Our intention is to help them feel...

    • Posted October 16, 2017
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  • troubled couple
    The Havoc of ADHD in Marriage

    by Deb Toering, LPC, NCC The addition of ADD/ADHD into the already complicated equation of marriage can result in both partners feeling unloved. Some of the negative (and there are many positives) aspects of ADHD such as...

    • Posted October 1, 2017
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