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Step 2 to Tough Talks: Be Clear

Parents in the past have talked about tough talks without being clear. You know the obscure metaphor of the birds and the bees? I’ll bet you have examples right now of metaphors and obscure references adults used to teach you about important topics that still confuse...

Step 1 to Tough Talks: Be Honest

Mom waits nervously in the car. Today is the day she has been planning for ages: the day she has a tough talk with her child about the big family secret. They have a date set up and Mom has planned this out meticulously. She wonders if she has waited too long and how...

Negotiation: American Pickers vs Fixer Upper

We use negotiation for lots of obvious things–garage sales, jobs, buying large items like cars and homes. However, if you look closely, finding negotiations is easy: from divvying up chores, to where you will spend Christmas this year. This article describes...

A Play Therapist Reviews 4 Fidgets

Fidgets are all the rage and I’ve caught the bug. So I did what any professional play therapist does and I bought all the toys and played with them. For research, of course! Procedure Ok, if I’m a social scientist [and therapists are], I have to tell you the procedure...

Collaborative Divorce: Limiting the Costs of Divorce

As a play therapist since 2001 and a private practitioner since 2003, watching divorce from the sidelines has been a large part of my job-both litigious and collaborative divorce. Working with the kids and parents to assist in the transition, I get a close up view of...

Resolution Support!

New Education /Wellness Program 2017 Change is hard. Many of us are working on making changes to our lives in the new year, and it can be really difficult to do. Need some help? We offer a free support service where our clinicians help to empower your resolution...

New Adolescent and Adult Counselor Intern

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...

Holiday Chaos Managed

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...