Sandtray & Adolescence

Teens It’s not easy being a teenager today.  Maybe it never was, as our teen years tend to be a challenging mix of our growing need for autonomy and independence while our brains haven’t yet caught up in the areas of decision-making and reasoning.  Teenagers are...

Acorn September 2015 Newsletter

Acorn-Education-Newsletter-September-2015 Click on our link to the new newsletter! We are so excited because we are moved IN! Brad Andrus has done an amazing job and we are so blessed to have such a beautiful space to meet with our families. God is good! If it has...

New Licensed Professional Counselor, Ashley Barkley

Acorn is so excited to introduce our newest therapist-Ashley Barkley, LPC. I entered the field of counseling and mental health in 2004 based on my love and interest in interacting with people. I felt drawn to a helping profession as I recognized how the course of my...

Guest Blog | I Don’t Belong Here

I Don’t Belong Here . . . This morning, not unlike other mornings, I woke up to the sound of some song playing on my cell phone, which doubles as my alarm clock/news “paper”/link to the outside world/calculator/calendar/camera/etc… This morning, not unlike other...

I’ve Got a NEW Attitude: Insight

Do you remember times growing up being frustrated or disappointed with your parents for one reason or another? Do you remember telling yourself, “I’m never going to be like him/her when I grow up and have a family.” Everything goes well until you finally actually have...

Sandtray Therapy: An Alternative to Talk Therapy

Sandtray therapy is a therapy that uses a tray filled with sand and miniature figures to allow clients to express themselves. Let’s look at an example session with Lilly, a 14 year old girl who recently moved to Texas. Lilly isn’t sure what to think about counseling,...

Child Parent Relationship Training

Some of the most effective treatments for children who are having emotional and behavioral problems are play therapy and filial therapy. The Center for Play Therapy has created a wonderful class that teaches the principles of play therapy to parents in Child Parent...
New Website Announcement

New Website Announcement

We have a new website! Our new website is acorncounseling.services. You can access all our old content at our new site: acorncounseling.services. Our emails are: Christy Graham, LPC S RPT S christy@acorncounseling.services Heather McGilvray, LPC Intern under...