Self-Forgiveness. The New Year’s Resolution you didn’t know you needed (but you do)

Every parent that walks into my office asks a variant of the same question: “My child is working on getting well. I would like to know how to help them, can you teach me how to better help them with…

Why Substance Abuse Counseling is Effective

Substance abuse can be devastating. Anyone suffering from substance abuse or who loves someone suffering from substance abuse would agree. At least one in ten people in America suffer from substance abuse. That’s more than 20 million people – not…

5 Ways to Remember a Loved One: Grief During the Holidays

The holiday season arrives with memories of family, friends, good food, traditions, and generous giving. No wonder it’s called “the most wonderful time of the year.” But when you’re grieving the loss of a loved one, the holidays can magnify…

5 Psychological Benefits of Gratitude

“Gratitude is literally one of the few things that can measurably change peoples’ lives.” This powerful quote by Robert Emmons, Ph.D., is not only inspiring, but research backs it up. In America, we often think about gratitude more as Thanksgiving…

The power of giving thanks all year round

November is a month people often reflect on what they are grateful for. Grateful for the fall weather, the delicious food, and the joy of seeing all the family around the table. Gratitude though is an action that can be…

Navigating Parenting Challenges & How to Refocus

Your two toddlers are mesmerized with an episode of Daniel Tiger, so you step out of the room for 60 seconds to pick up your baby from her nap. What could go wrong in 60 seconds? You return and find…