Art Journaling for Therapy

August 22, 2014 No comments yet

Clients who visit my office have a lot of thoughts and ideas about what is going on in their lives.  Many will “journal” their experiences and growth.  Writing down thoughts and feelings uses a different part of the brain than talking about it to friends, family, pastors, and therapists.  Drawing and sketching likewise uses still […]

Causes of Teen Stress

January 17, 2014 No comments yet

SOME OF THE DIFFERENT AREAS THAT CAN CAUSE TEEN STRESS: The Changes of Adolescence — Developing faster or slower than most of one’s friends can cause tensions because the teenage years are a time when being like others and liked by others is so important. As the teen transitions and hormone changes take place, teens can […]

Grief and Loss in Children

October 22, 2012 No comments yet

The loss of a loved one is multifaceted for all who have experienced it.  Children, however, have a unique challenge of understanding death because child cognitive development is still occurring.  Death to a child is very different than death to an adult because children are limited in the ability to process abstract yet permanent ideas […]

Grief and Bereavement

October 5, 2011 No comments yet

  Many types of loss exist in our world, but death is one of the hardest losses to understand.  Many times I am asked questions such as, “why did he have to die?” or “why didn’t I just stay one day longer?  Maybe if I was there he wouldn’t have died.”  Grief and bereavement can […]

Am I Crazy?

April 7, 2011 No comments yet

“Am I crazy?” Maybe you are and maybe you aren’t.  As a counselor, I don’t really know if you are crazy because it is not a usable diagnosis.  This question is often asked by clients who are experiencing problems and/or symptoms that are overwhelming.  “Crazy” is the best word that describes their experience. “CRAZY” IS […]

Dealing with Death

April 7, 2011 No comments yet

The death of a loved one can be one of the most horrifying and tragic events in a person’s life, especially when the death is sudden or unexpected.  Many times we’re left with confusing thoughts about the death such as, “why him,” “was there a reason,” and “this person was too young to die.”  I […]

Running on Empty

March 10, 2011 No comments yet

I don’t like to exercise.  Who does?  I mean, really?  We go to these places where everyone is trying to look leaner and meaner.  We walk around like zombies trying to get through the workout so we can go home eat what we want, watch TV, be with our family/friends and then do it all over again!  […]



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