Let’s Get Focused in 3 Steps!

Counseling Staying focused time management work life balance

Getting organized: Let's Get Focused in 3 Steps! Are you Planner Happy?? Maybe you love having your planner and organizing your week with to do lists. You might even go a little crazy with it like putting "take a shower" and "put away clothes" on your to do list. Hey, that’s part of what you’re going do that day. If...[ read more ]

See How Easy It Is To Have Good Time Management

Scheduling for self care and purpose

See How Easy it is to Have Good Time Management How to manage your time: Freshman In College There are only so many hours in a day and so many things we would like to do. It feels like when you make room for something (ie. clean eating) then something else (like, exercise) gets pushed off the table. How do...[ read more ]

My Teenager Says They Have Anxiety. Help!

Therapy for anxiety

What is anxiety? Anxiety is a word that is common in teenage conversation these days. Everyone has it at some level! FAQ: My Teenager claims to have anxiety. What are they talking about? Answer: Our brains are amazing. When someone bursts into a room with a deadly weapon and has intentions of hurting you, your brain automatically goes into survival...[ read more ]

4 Ways to Stop Anxiety In It’s Tracks!

Therapy, family therapy, teenagers, anxiety, depression, counseling, group, panic attacks

What's the Best Game Plan For My Teen With Anxiety? [caption id="attachment_1070" align="aligncenter" width="750"] I want to see my teenagers free from anxiety![/caption]   Teenager has anxiety! How Do I Help? Phew! This is a big one. Anxiety is tough. Let’s break it down. Check on their physical health Are they ill? Are they drinking too much coffee? The building...[ read more ]

Maybe You Don’t Know Me… Hi.

Teen Girl Counseling Young Adult Self Confidence

[caption id="attachment_1065" align="aligncenter" width="750"] I'd add, "so". "You are SO loved."[/caption] My Story of Teenage Life Time is interesting. So many days have passed since my high school experience, yet I can close my eyes and feel the memories like it was yesterday. I remember the urgent feeling on a summer day to start calling around for available and willing...[ read more ]

What is on your preteen’s cell phone?

Guiding Teenagers Cell Phone

Do you know what your preteen is doing on their phone? It matters what they are looking at, listening to and soaking up. This is a pivotal time in their brain's development. The trajectory of their relationships are being set. [caption id="attachment_1024" align="aligncenter" width="640"] How are you helping guide your teen's technology use?[/caption] You can't help them unless you know...[ read more ]

Who else wants to use their time to actually feel better?

Screen Time Counseling Families

Who else wants to use their time to actually feel better? Technology is making everyone frustrated. 40 hours is about enough work for most of us for the week, right? Can you guess the average amount of screen time for ages 8 to 18? [caption id="attachment_994" align="aligncenter" width="750"] Busying themselves on their phone to avoid awkward social interactions is the norm...[ read more ]

Do What Makes You Happy

Sounds overly simplified and almost wrong... and it is simple. But simple is not always easy! And being happy is not a vain pursuit. True happiness is found by seeking God and exploring how he made you. Remembering what brought you joy as a child and reincorporating some of that into your life now as an adult. I recently came...[ read more ]

Kitchen Table Poetry Therapy Week 2

I wrote this original post years ago, but the tool that I described is still very present in my work with clients who are dealing with negative emotions. These poems are called sensory poems because you use your 5 senses to write them. It is a way to fully engage your imagination and practice mindfulness with your emotions, even if especially if...[ read more ]

2 Remedies for Mild Anxiety

A day in the life of a mom with a two year old, private practice, marriage and home. I’ll just fast forward the details and say that by the middle of the day (if not sooner) I am thinking, “how am I going to get it all done?” Now, I am a doer for the most part and love proving...[ read more ]

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