4 Important Benefits of Therapy

If anyone knows me, they know that I strongly believe everyone and anyone could benefit from therapy. Whether it’s just one session or 10 years of therapy, here are 4 ways you could benefit from therapy: 1. Therapy teaches you vulnerability.  To be human is to be vulnerable. From the moment we’re born to the…

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Are you ready for Middle School?

 Yes, middle school may be a time full of awkwardness and self-doubt, but it is also a time of incredible transformation and movement toward independence. With regard to its impact on human development, this period of life is second only to the period from infancy to age three. Think about that for a minute. Remember how much…

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The power of “AND”

By Kate Ketchum, MA, LPC             When you think of the word “And”, what comes to mind…? On the flip side, when you think of the word “But”, what comes up for you…? These small, three letter words may seem menial and unimportant, but the truth is their impact is weighty and holds great significance.…

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5 Habits of Mental Health

Working with teenagers and their mental health struggles can sometimes feel like we’re stuck in an endless cycle of problem-solving.  With their tendency to be emotionally volatile, and to focus on the here-and-now, it’s easy to become laser focused on helping them figure out how to solve something immediate or calm down from a crisis.…

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What exactly is EMDR therapy, and how can it help?

  A quick Google search may inform you that EMDR is Eye-Movement Desensitization Reprocessing Therapy, to which most people (myself included)respond to that explanation with a “Huh?”  Luckily, I have taken training on this therapeutic modality, so that you don’t have to rely on the ever convenient, but sometimes faulty, Google search!  Let’s discuss what…

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How to Stop Fighting About Grades and Homework

School is often a hot topic between parents and teenagers.  We know our teens need and want more independence, but we also know that school is important and they need to stay on track.  For some families, this leads to lots of tension and fighting.  And if your teenager is doing school from home this…

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