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Grieving the Losses in Life

Sometimes, the role of a therapist is to assist an individual to recognize that grief is not reserved only for the large life events such as traumatic injuries, death of a family member or the fire that destroys a home. …

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How is your​ Sleep Hygiene?

The importance of sleep on our mental and physical health: Researchers have identified sleep deprivation as increasing the severity of diabetes, high blood pressure and obesity. It has been reported that some individuals who have insufficient rest experience a higher …

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Finding a way out of our challenges and struggles, builds resiliency and strength.

Caregivers Need Support Too

Are you a caregiver to a chronically ill person or an elderly individual that requires assistance with their daily living activities? The struggles and pressures of being a caregiver. Very often chronic illness and the demanding needs of the elderly …

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Help For Older Adults Who Struggle with Addiction

Do you have an older parent or adult in your life that struggles with alcohol or drugs? It is estimated that the baby boomer generation comprises approximately 30 % of the entire U.S. population. By the year 2030, there will …

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The first responsibility of love is to listen to your partner.

Focusing on the healthy areas of a relationship in couples counseling.

Are you able to identify those areas in your marriage and relationship that are healthy? Couples and families come to counseling with a strong desire to change those aspects in their relationship that are creating emotional pain and conflict. It …

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How To Avoid Resentments and Reduce Relational Conflicts

Do the holidays create stress for you? During this time of the year, numerous and diverse ethnic and religions communities celebrate their own special holidays. For many of these groups, the holidays are a celebration to be shared with family …

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Improving Your Mood Through the Impact of Seasonal Changes

Do seasonal changes impact your mood?  It is that time of the year when the days become shorter, the leaves change colors and blanket the ground. The bright colors of the summer give way to more subdued shades of orange, …

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Couples Counseling: Developing Effective Communication Skills

Couples Counseling: Developing Effective Communication Skills It has been said, that the foundation of a healthy relationship is good communication. In most of our daily activities, we are required to talk and communicate with others to accomplish the tasks at …

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The Benefits of Healthy, Intimate Friendships

Strong, supportive relationships can play a crucial role in the treatment of depression, anxiety and substance abuse. Very often an individual will share their challenges, weaknesses, fears and troubling secrets with a therapist. The individual will leave the session feeling …

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“Walk as if you are kissing the Earth with your feet.” ― Thich Nhat Hanh

Utilizing mindfulness meditation techniques to create a richer and more meaningful life.

What is mindfulness and mindfulness meditation? Over the centuries, individuals have described mindfulness in a variety of ways. Some practitioners have suggested that the best way to describe mindfulness is to experience it through a practice of mindfulness meditations and …

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