How to Recognize Signs of Anxiety in Children Under 10

You can already predict the scenario as you begin the bedtime routine with your child. Baths are done, stories are read, and now it’s time for bed. Your child needs exactly the right things in bed that are positioned in…

Culture Doesn’t Teach Grit Anymore

I don’t know about you, but I’m frustrated. The more I look around, the more I see young people not being able to tolerate struggle and adults who believe its their duty to remove struggle from the lives of young…

A Personal Story: Suicide Prevention Week

The morning of June 4, 2013, I was at the local library with my four children for the summer reading program. My kids were excited for new books and to collect prizes. I was at a kiosk, looking up a…

The Case for Journaling

Journaling is a regularly suggested activity in my office. I’m often met with similar variations of the same question. “How is that supposed to help me?” I get it. You have visions of a butterfly laden journal filled with your…

Counseling for Couples: 5 Signs It’s Time to See a Therapist

Even healthy relationships experience difficulties. This is where couples counseling can help equip you with the tools you need to get your relationship back on track. Below, we will discuss 5 signs it’s time for a couple to see a…

How to Address School Refusal

It’s that time of year again where we prepare our children and teens for another school year. It feels like we just settled into warmer weather, but the school supplies are popping up in stores, family vacations are wrapping up,…