Counseling: The First Session

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You’re thinking about going to your first session in counseling, but you can’t seem to get past the fear.  Fear of not knowing what to expect from that first session, much less the sessions that come after that! This fear of the unknown can be a powerful factor. It can deter us from doing or […]

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 […]

My Kid? Misbehave at school?!

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Ridin along in my automobile. My baby beside, me at the wheel. I stole a hug at the school turnstile. My curiosity runnin wild. Cruisin and playin the radio, With no particular place to go. Life is Good And then…..you ask how their day went. “Mom, my teacher is too strict. I’ve already been to […]

Trauma Redefined

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Many of us think of the word trauma and associate it with something big that has happened such as a car accident, divorce, abuse, or military combat. These are easily identifiable big traumas. There are also other traumas that may not be discussed as much but can have a significant impact upon a person’s life. […]

Trauma: Harry Potter and The Magical Child

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Harry sits watching his teachers celebrate the life of an impossibly huge arachnid. His feet swing and he seems almost gleeful. He has a plan and he has magic. These two together can shape the behavior of an accomplished, intelligent adult and make him do what he doesn’t want to do-tell a secret about He […]

Acorn Overview of Services 2016

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CPRT Training for Denton Regional Suicide Prevention Coalition   Wanting to find out more about Acorn Counseling Education Services? Here is a recent powerpoint presentation Christy gave at the Denton Regional Suicide Prevention Coalition to introduce Acorn and our providers to their group. Christy loves to present and if you are interested in having her […]

Tragedy: When a Child Dies

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A Community Changes We were having an afternoon like any other Sunday afternoon, when my husband read his email. He called me over, had me read it and we hugged. Then we quickly got the kids to eat, change, and go to a candlelight vigil for a family from our school. A child we have […]

Acorn Education Digest April 2016

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Acorn Digest April 2016 Read articles and find our calendar. You can find the full articles here, from our blogs. Renee Pfeffer, LPC Intern and Ashley Barkley, LPC. Here is a copy of our very busy calendar:   Calendar of Events Knowing The Signs April 12th, 2-3 FREE Join Acorn Staff and Denton Regional Suicide […]

Building Intentional Community

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Village People It’s 8:45am and I need to drop my 2-year-old off at Mother’s Day Out to make it to work in time.  I get her loaded in the car and try to start it.  Nothing.  My battery is dead and my husband is traveling for work.  We have no family that lives in town. […]