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How To Tell the Difference Between the Blues and Symptoms of Depression: 6 Tell-Tale Signs

By Sunda Friedman Tebockhorst, PhD, LPC “The opposite of depression is not happiness, but vitality.” This quote from writer Andrew Solomon contains some important wisdom about the nature of the beast we call depression. It is normal to experience sadness, to have days of feeling grumpy or down. We all have days like this, sometimes […]

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Hot Under the Collar

8 Common Anxiety Symptoms and a Few Ways to Begin to Cool Off By Rachael Bonaiuto, LPC When you have anxiety, it’s easy to feel like others don’t understand what you’re going through. Anxiety itself can make you feel as though you’re suffering from symptoms, worries and concerns that are not only pronounced – they […]

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Aliveness: Finding Presence through our Bodies, Finding Love through our Presence

By Rachael Bonaiuto, LPC “Spirit lives in you; it lives within your body, in every cell. You can touch the great Spirit by touching into your aliveness.”  – Brooke Medicine Eagle  How do we touch into our aliveness? I ask myself this question often… My best guess is embodiment… to be in our bodies, to […]

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Grief and Loss in Parenting

By Miki Fire, Psy.D. Clinical Psychologist As a relatively new parent, I have spent a lot of time reflecting on the experience of this new role. Like many of you, my experience in parenting has come with some unbelievable moments of joy; the feeling of holding your baby for the first time, of seeing your baby […]

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What I say before I even open my mouth:

The value and importance of understanding non-verbal communication By Rachael Bonaiuto, LPC ”The most important thing in communication is hearing what isn’t said.” –Peter F. Drucker  Why Non-Verbal Communication? The World English Dictionary defines nonverbal communication as “those aspects of communication, such as gestures and facial expressions, that do not involve verbal communication but which […]

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Strategies for Parenting the Older Adolescent

Steering Versus Fueling By Dan Fox, LPC Let’s use the metaphor of life as a car.  If your daughter’s life was a car, when she’s little, it’s your job to steer.  We’ve got to keep them safe, provide a rational structure, help them when they are stuck emotionally or with one of life’s many challenges.  Still, […]

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Medication Consultation for Young Adults

For psychological disorders, a thoughtful and accurate diagnosis is key to developing an effective treatment plan. What college student does not have occasional concentration problems in class? Does this mean that he/she has Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)? Similarly what young adult isn’t moody from time to time? Do we diagnosis him/her with Bipolar Disorder? […]

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Counseling for Young Adult Social Issues

Are You Afraid To Take Healthy Risks And Engage With The World? Do you feel highly anxious in social situations, break commitments or make excuses to yourself and others for not attending social events? Are you having trouble in school or struggling to maintain a job? Do you feel bad about who you are or […]

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ADHD Counseling for Young Adults

Are You Struggling To Concentrate, Organize And Stay On Task? Do you have a hard time focusing, completing assignments and tasks or managing your time well? Have you struggled with concentration, staying organized and time management since you were a child, but find that getting anything done now that you’re on your own is nearly […]

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Anger Counseling for Young Adults

Are Angry Feelings And Actions Affecting Your Ability To Feel And Function Well? Have you been expressing your emotions through angry outbursts or engaging in self-destructive behaviors? Are you struggling to figure out what you want to do with your life, questioning the expectations and ideals of your parents and/or society or feeling misunderstood or […]

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Grief & Loss Counseling for Young Adults

Has A Significant Loss Caused You Overwhelming Feelings of Grief? Are you dealing with an overwhelming grief – a painful sadness that shows up when you slow down and keeps you up at night? In addition to sleep issues, are you experiencing changes in eating patterns, heightened anxiety, irritability or lethargy? Are you easily triggered, […]

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LGBTQ Counseling for Young Adults

Do You Want To Feel More Confident About Your Sexuality, Identity And Choices? Are you gay, bisexual, transgender or wonder if you might be? Do you worry about being rejected by friends or family or have you experienced actual rejection because of your sexual orientation? Are you having a hard time accepting yourself or has […]

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PTSD / Trauma Counseling for Young Adults

Has A Traumatic Experience Impacted Your Ability To Feel And Function Normally? Were you involved in a situation where there was a real or perceived threat of extreme danger to you or someone close to you? Since the traumatic event or series of events, have you experienced obsessive thoughts about the event, found yourself avoiding […]

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Anxiety Counseling for Young Adults

Is Heightened Anxiety and Fear About The Future Affecting How You Feel And Function? Do you feel lost, scared or panicked about your future? Are you under a lot of pressure to do well in school, find the right job and make a life that your parents and society can be proud of? Has the […]

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