When is Counseling Recommended?

Maybe you have a hard time ever feeling motivated to get routine chores done. Maybe you’re crying all the time. Or maybe you’re feeling defeated and hopeless about ever finding that perfect someone to spend your life with. Maybe you…

Ready Player One To Snapchat

I fondly remember being a child of the 80’s and the wonders that it brought. From bikes to trains to video games, we surely had it all. Or so we thought. Imagine what our formative years would have been like…

Maintaining Open Communication with Your Family

Communication is an integral part of who we are as people. Being able to communicate in our family relationships is something that can be taken for granted, when in reality it comes much more easily to some families than to…

Doing the Right Thing Stinks

Sometimes there’s nothing worse than doing the right thing. If you are a decent person, this battle happens quite often, and in various forms. For example, how many times how you taken the proverbial ‘high road’ to avoid a conflict…

Let’s Talk About Adolescent Substance Abuse

As a substance abuse counselor, one of the questions I get asked most often by parents is “How do I know if my son or daughter has a problem with drugs or alcohol?” There is no easy answer to this…

Signs You Need Marriage Counseling

When you get married, all you can think about is how much you love your partner, and how much fun you’re going to have together. Then, somehow, things change and you become unhappy. Everything may always seem to be the…