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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‘Tis the season to be…..jolly?

By: Kate Ketchum, MA, LPCC It’s the most wonderful time of the year! And also the most stressful… overwhelming… busy… and chaotic. From end of the semester to do’s to traveling, to finals, to extracurricular activities, to family, etc. the holidays are not always what we expect or hope they will be. Although we imagine…

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back to school

Is it anxiety or just back-to-school jitters?

By Cheryl Somers, MA, LPC The summer flew by and now suddenly it’s August!  Which means it’s time for your teen to head back to school.  Going back to school can bring all kinds of reactions, from excitement about seeing friends, to dread about waking up early, to denial that it’s happening at all. Most…

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parent self-care

Taking Care of the Caretakers

By Ashley Jara, MA, LPC Parents, teachers, school counselors or anyone else who guides, mentors and cares for teens –we all know how difficult and exhausting the end of the school year can be! Are you a parent?  Teacher?  Or a primary provider of any support to teenagers or school age kids?  If so, summer…

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empowering teens

The Simple Way I Empower Teens in Therapy

Last week I was chatting with a teen client at the beginning of session and we slogged through the whole, “how’s the week been, what has your attention today” routine. Schoolwork is a recurring topic and I wanted to guide us to more empowering work that fosters a sense of self-knowledge and self-worth. It’s not…

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