Days Of Opportunity: Training Your Child

Days Of Opportunity: Training Your Child

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...

Developing the Dream: Play Therapy in Private Practice

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...
Active Listening: School Violence Series Part 3

Active Listening: School Violence Series Part 3

Imagine you are struggling to connect with others.  Think about what you feel. Are you lonely, sad, misunderstood, angry, anxious, or depressed?  These are the feelings many who commit school violence are experiencing that cause them to lash out in harmful ways.  Now...
Responding To The Sexual Abuse Scandal in US Gymnastics

Responding To The Sexual Abuse Scandal in US Gymnastics

In the last few years, information about sexual abuse on the US Olympic Gymnastic’s Team came out to the world. Listening to the reports, hearing these stories, their experiences teach us about sexual abuse and predatory adults. Their story gives information on...
Strong Families Walk A TightRope

Strong Families Walk A TightRope

Last week a small support  group called Stronger Families met at our offices to seek and support each other in walking a tightrope. In my walk as a Christian, I find my balance can be very difficult to maintain but leads to strong families. We talked  Friday about...
FAQs About Christian Evidence Based Counseling at Acorn

FAQs About Christian Evidence Based Counseling at Acorn

Considering Acorn Counseling?  Here are common questions about counseling and christian evidence based counseling. Are you guys Christian? Our entire staff believe that Jesus is the Son of God described in the Bible, born of Mary, a virgin, fully God and fully Man....
CoParenting: Scheduling and Activities

CoParenting: Scheduling and Activities

CoParenting Story: Johnny slumps into the car after a week at his home with Mom. You glance into the rear view mirror and *sigh* internally. She did it again. Will she ever learn? What is it this time? ‘John, what’s up?’ ‘Nothin.’ ‘Johnny, you got to tell me.’ He...
3 Steps Show Your Child You Love Them

3 Steps Show Your Child You Love Them

Sobbing. Where is that crying coming from? You think to yourself. Opening the door to her room, Sandy is curled up on her bed, sobbing into her pillow. Sitting gently on the bed, your hand slowly settles on her back and she jumps. Quickly, she dries her eyes without...
Scriptures And Affirmations For Parents

Scriptures And Affirmations For Parents

A parent picks up a child from Mother’s Day Out. A normally high energy child plops down on my chair and sighs. Their head hits the couch behind them and he refuses to meet my eyes. “Hard day, huh?” “Mom” the small voice sighs. “Am...