3 R’s in Counseling: Radical Acceptance, Resonance, Resource Building

BY: MJ Harford, MA, NCC Counseling is all about exploring. Together, clients and counselors join to investigate what might be getting in the way of a healthier, more meaningful, and joyful life, develop a plan, and gather resources to heal. This process of investigating often starts over and over throughout the counseling process. It can… Read more »

Cyberbullying: Four Ways to Intervene

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When social media first took center stage back in the mid-2000s, it was largely intended as an avenue to help connect people near and far. However, there have also been unintended consequences. While the use of social media continues to be a heavily discussed topic, focus has shifted to bullying that can result from social media use.

Why You Should Consider Starting Your Day with Your Counselor

Busy lifestyles, fast paced jobs, long commutes, and a packed schedule often mean less time to do the things that are best for us, like taking time to process with a counselor. If this sounds familiar, early morning counseling may be for you! There are so many benefits to starting your day off with a therapy session. You start your day with a clear headspace and the ability to set a goal or intention to help you stay motivated.

Have You Tried Sandtray Therapy?

Humanistic Sandtray Therapy (HST) is a type of play therapy that is mostly used with adults. It is a wonderful alternative to talk therapy when words are not enough to describe complicated situations. By selecting miniatures and arranging them in sand, you can tell your story in a mindful, yet playful way.

3 Important Mental Health Benefits of Physical Exercise

We know exercise has many physical health benefits, but there are also mental health benefits of exercise. If you needed a few more reasons to head to the gym, take a walk, or sign up for that yoga class, consider these three mental health benefits of regular exercise.

It’s Not Just About Weight: Atypical Anorexia

Eating disorders are major illnesses with a profound psychiatric and physical effect – whether or not the individual displays the apparent significant weight loss. Unfortunately, even in the medical and psychiatric communities, eating disorders in people at higher weights are commonly misdiagnosed, and not identified as needing treatment, leading to poorer prognosis of the disease. Someone does need not be emaciated to be suffering from an eating disorder. Eating disorders affect women and men of all ages, all ethnicities, and all body sizes.

Attachment: Exploring 5 Ways to Connect with Your Child Through Love

Most can agree that attachment is vital within the parent-child relationship. It is well researched that attachment within early childhood, beginning in infancy, plays a big role in the future emotional and social outcomes of an individual. Building upon Gary Chapman’s love languages, we share five ways to express love to your child(ren) to develop and foster a strong attachment bond.

The Transformative Power of Therapy – It’s Not Just for Crises

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The root of the word therapy means “to give attention to.” With a focused eye on what needs to be tended to, therapists operate in a unique way that even the greatest parent or spouse is often unable to. Therapists create and hold a safe space for clients to play, create, be, hope, and dream. Afterall, therapy isn’t just for crises, but we’re here for those times when you’re knocked down by life’s unexpected blows. Therapy is also for giving attention to the moments that make up every day.