New Year’s Resolutions: 3 Must Haves for Change

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Many people are reflecting back on 2016 and contemplating what they want to change for 2017. Change can be hard! According to, 45% of Americans make New Year’s resolutions and about 8% are successful in achieving them. The top resolutions according to the website are losing weight, being more organized, enjoying life to the […]

Identity Issues: Feeling lost around Loved Ones?

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Not feeling like you around the holidays? It’s the holiday season, and along with last-minute shopping, sipping hot chocolate, and watching cheesy Christmas movies, chances are you’re planning to visit family and friends over the next few weeks. As wonderful as these visits can be, you may have noticed something a bit off about your […]

New Adolescent and Adult Counselor Intern

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Counseling can be a powerful tool for learning new things about yourself and new ways to respond to situations. You don’t have to feel trapped by your emotions or your thoughts or the way you’ve always been. Give yourself some space to share and process your hurts and your patterns and I will strive to […]

Self-Care in a Selfish World

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How Can You Be So Selfish! Old habits are hard to break.  Even harder around the holidays.  Tight schedules at work, financial pressures, crowded spaces around town, and let’s face it – family dynamics, especially extended family dynamics – can get us off center.  Triggers that we normally breathe through can feel more potent, or […]

4 Tips to Handling the Holiday

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What does the holiday season mean to you? For some, the holidays bring excitement of colorful decorations, delightful foods, giving gifts, joyful carols, and getting together with family. Yet for many, the holidays can be one of the most stressful times of the year due to awkward family gatherings, triggers from the past, and dealing […]

Holiday Chaos Managed

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There is wrapping paper everywhere, too many sweets on the counter, and momma is worried, almost to the point of tears. Did we get the right thing? Have we celebrated the season? My kids won’t want to come home when they are an adult if they remember what just happened! Never fear! Acorn is here […]