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 […]

Priorities: What’s Really Important?

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There are many times in life when stuff happens and there are changes that can really create an emotional storm if you allow it. Some of these whirlwind changes can include transitioning to a new job, retirement, a new baby is born, or a parent comes to live with you just to name a few. […]

Home-school Parent Burnout

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Burnout; everyone experiences it. Merriam Webster defines burnout as “exhaustion of physical or emotional strength or motivation usually as a result of prolonged stress or frustration”. When we’ve reached the point of burnout, we will typically take a break from the stress and recharge. But for the home-school parent, experiencing burnout is more personal. What […]

Summer Memories

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Let’s face it, summer can be really HOT. Other than that, what do you remember about summer as a child? Were you outside more with friends, at summer camp, or in a child care center going on field trips. During the busy school year, there is a rhythm and routine associated with school activities and […]