Successful Parent/Teacher Conferences!

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Let’s face it! A Parent/Teacher Conference due to problem behaviors at school can leave parents feeling #frustrated, #gut-wrenching, #parentfailure. Let me help you shift that dread to a feeling of opportunity and optimism. No matter how you, the parent, did in school today is a brand new ballgame! We have to keep up with electronic […]

Couple-ing is a VERB!

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What does it take to be a partner in a successful couple relationship? Your answer may range from “I have no idea” to “All you need is L-O-V-E”. The truth of the matter is that being in a lasting relationships requires action! “Couple-ing” is not a spectator sport. A healthy relationship requires that each participant […]

Physical Activity: Move Your Body!

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We have an expectation in our family about physical activity. The expectation is that it’s mandatory! Each day, we plan to move our bodies in some way. Some days it may be going to the gym, others it may be walking around the zoo or riding scooters/bikes around the neighborhood. If the weather is cold […]

Before the I Do’s

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A 5 week premarital group Charity Kelly, student of marriage and family therapy and a wife, always advocates for love and all of the beauty that marriage entails. This group will give tools and nuggets to help maintain the love after the wedding bells. You will leave with a view of marriage that isn’t rose-colored but […]

Flames Vs. Jumping: Dealing With Suicide

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Fall. The time of year say “welcome” to the cooler weather, pumpkin spice, and football. Fall is the time when nature begins to shed it’s life from the previous months. Leaves fall, the green of the grass fades, and many animals begin to prepare to hide away for the next few months. It’s an expected […]

Couple Chat- Is the Message Getting Through?

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Are you new in a relationship or have you been together a while? Are you still star-struck or has the sparkle worn off a bit (or a lot)? Wherever you find yourself there are some things to consider about how you talk and interact together.  Learn to Couple Chat! WORDS are powerful The way you […]

Days Of Opportunity: Training Your Child

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In the moment… Gripping the steering wheel, I watch as my youngest walks to my car. His slow step, hunched back, and downcast eyes say this day has been difficult. Sighing as he slumps into his seat, he hands me the note from the teacher. Here we go again… Maybe this has happened to you […]

Developing the Dream: Play Therapy in Private Practice

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You just walked out of a meeting, shocked, upset, and deeply disappointed. The office where you practice decided to convert the playroom into a new office. Funding issues and increased client referrals were cited as reasons, but in the back of your mind, you know the problem. Your place of employment doesn’t share your focus […]