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How to Choose the Right Therapist For You

How to Choose the Right Therapist For You

You’ve decided it’s time to pursue therapy or counseling. Maybe you’re looking to gain insights into yourself, or work on improving your mental health. Maybe you want to learn how to make healthier choices, or to heal from past traumas.  Whatever your reason for...

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Managing Loneliness During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Managing Loneliness During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Humans are inherently social beings.  We are wired from birth to develop relationships and bond to others.  We enjoy being surrounded by our family and friends.  We look for opportunities to talk and share our feelings.  According to Psychology...

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Getting Through the Holidays with COVID-19

Getting Through the Holidays with COVID-19

For many American families, the holidays are anticipated year-round as a chance for friends and family to come together in celebration and gratitude. However, this year, with the COVID-19 pandemic still threatening the health and safety of people all over the world,...

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Part II – The Family’s Role in Recovery

Part II – The Family’s Role in Recovery

By Jennifer Kelly and Bev Mueller Are you a family member of an addict or alcoholic?  Have you been watching your loved one continue to use or abuse alcohol/drugs well past the point of being able to make excuses for them, let alone make sense out of it? If...

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Part I – Current Opioid Crisis

Part I – Current Opioid Crisis

A face on the issue What the….? Half of the pain pills for Kathy’s broken ankle are missing, along with $60 dollars from her purse. Her only visitor today was Robin, who “just wanted to check in and see how you are doing.” And what an odd visit it was—Robin seemed...

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How Our Childhood Attachments May Still Affect Us Today

How Our Childhood Attachments May Still Affect Us Today

  From the moment they are born, babies are doing much more than we realize. They aren’t just growing and developing, they also are learning about relationships and forming an emotional connection to their caregivers.  This is referred to by early childhood...

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Surviving the Holidays and Time Changes with an ADHD Child

Surviving the Holidays and Time Changes with an ADHD Child

Time Changes If you thought time changes and the holidays were exhausting, it pales in comparison to getting your ADHD child back on schedule in the weeks following. An interruption in the routine/schedule of an ADHD child causes him/her to spiral out of control...

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Part 2: Supporting Someone with a Chronic Disease

Part 2: Supporting Someone with a Chronic Disease

  Millions of people around the world suffer from chronic diseases such as: cancer, Alzheimer’s, heart disease, COPD and many more. This means millions of friends and family members will be affected by their loved one’s diagnosis, and will feel the stresses and...

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Part 1: Dealing with a Diagnosis of a Chronic Disease

Part 1: Dealing with a Diagnosis of a Chronic Disease

We hear about the diagnosis of disease often in our day-to-day lives. Chronic illness might affect our coworkers, our family members, the celebrities we watch on television, and the politicians we vote for. It’s a natural and common thought to assume, “it won’t happen...

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Back to “Middle” School w/ ADHD

Back to “Middle” School w/ ADHD

  Here we are again; the start of another school year; new school, new teachers, new classes, new homework. If you are the parent of a child/adolescent with ADHD and they are transitioning to a new school environment, you are probably feeling the anxiety as much...

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Blending Families: Making it Work

Blending Families: Making it Work

  Children often have difficulties when it comes to adjusting to life with a blended family. Children grow up thinking and believing that their family dynamic will never change, and they are, understandably, very attached to the family they know. Children expect...

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