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The Holidays: A Time for Family Fun or Family Friction?

The holidays offers us a time to be together with family members; a pause in our busy lives to celebrate tradition, share memories and to reconnect. At least that is what we all hope for. Unfortunately for many families, the reality of the holidays does not measure up to our idealized expectations. For many, the […]

Emotional Freedom

As we celebrate our country’s birthday this week, we think about freedom. This year, for the first time many of us find ourselves concerned for the many freedoms we may have taken for granted. And as the controversy about freedom gets played out on the daily news cycle, it is easy to become exhausted and […]

The Adolescent Struggle: Keeping Your Voice in Spite of the Noise

This month, I am again pleased to welcome Julie Cipes, LPC as my guest blogger. Here she discusses the struggle of Adolescents struggling to hold onto their own truth when the peer group messages are so loud and insistent. Below you will find information on her upcoming group for teenage girls. Noise comes in many different […]

Denial

It has been a tough week. Denial and his sidekicks, Minimalization and Rationalization were running around my office getting in everyone’s head. Those scoundrels wreak havoc wherever they go. Denial whispers prettily, “Why go for that mammogram? You feel fine and it hurts sooo much!”. Minimalization coos gently, “It is not abuse if he only […]