Ten Forms of Distorted Thinking

December 3, 2014 No comments yet

Things aren’t always as they seem to be.  We frame our perceptions of things based on what we believe, to be true.  Aaron Beck, the psychiatrist who brought us the Beck Depression Inventory, created this list of various ways that our thinking gets twisted.  The truth becomes hard to discern when we engage in these […]

5 THINGS YOU CANNOT CHANGE

September 5, 2014 No comments yet

David Richo, PhD is an author, teacher, workshop leader, and psychotherapist who has written several books about the reality of life, relationships, and living life as a grown up.  In his book, 5 Things We Cannot Change…and the Happiness We Find by Embracing Them, Dr. Richo offers a list of realities that all humans have […]

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 […]

10 Anger Techniques for Your Child

April 22, 2014 No comments yet

Anger is a normal, natural emotion.  Some experience anger quietly, keeping it within, and others need to express anger in an outward fashion.  Children, like adults, experience anger yet often lack healthy tools, for handling anger.  Below you will find 10 fun anger practices to help your child express anger, in a healthy and effective […]

Quick Tips for Managing Your Anger with Your Child

March 20, 2014 No comments yet

Parenting is a tough endeavor!  I’m often asked by clients “How do I manage my anger and emotions with my child?”  I also hear, “I’m trying so hard, but I still feel like I’m failing as a parent.”  Have you ever felt this way?  If so, you’re in luck!  Below you will find some quick […]

Be Still

November 1, 2013 No comments yet

Barely making ends meet in a financial recession, struggling in an unhappy marriage,  suffering with a chronic physical condition or mental disorder, worrying about a wayward child, or in the frustration of yet again succumbing to addiction, what is a person to do?  How does anyone find happiness when they feel stuck in a seemingly […]

Anxiety- 3 Ways to Calm the Body

October 9, 2013 No comments yet

Each day I work with people who have feelings of anxiety ranging from mild to severe.  Everyone feels anxious from time to time and unless the symptoms we experience are persistent and interfere with our normal functioning they are probably related to the ups and downs of everyday living.  I teach the strategies and techniques […]

Managing Your Child’s Tantrums

August 20, 2013 No comments yet

Are you exhausted by your child’s need to throw fits each day?  Are you confused about your child’s behavior?  Do you wonder what you’re doing to warrant such an explosion?  Are you ready to give up? You’re not the only one!  Parenting is one of the hardest jobs in the world.  Not only is it […]

Live Within Our Limits

October 29, 2012 No comments yet

Like it or not, we are limited beings given the gift of one body within which to live this one life. What would it look like to live in acceptance of our limits, including our relational capacities, our physical, emotional, and spiritual nature, and as finite people living within this time and space? Here are […]

Teen Anger Warning Signs

June 11, 2012 No comments yet

There are several warning signs to look for in adolescents who need help with anger. Is your teenager a Flighter, Pretender, or Fighter? Flighters are simple to recognize. They are passive. They do not fight back when confronted. Many of their characteristics may coincide with the diagnosis of depression:                     Tends to spend a lot of time […]



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