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,…

A Guide for Parents: How to Handle Playdates That Go South

SMACK. Things were going well the last time you checked, but now it seems that everything has rapidly turned south. A raised voice quickly escalated to altercation, and your child is the culprit of the resounding smacking sound that was…