Environment and the Seven Senses

We all know by now that the environment plays an important role in mental health. What you may not know is what is going on inside that creates that feeling of calmness or tension. Our living bodies are taking in information all the time. Neuroception allows our...
Hi Ho! It’s Off To School We Go!

Hi Ho! It’s Off To School We Go!

Parents all over are preparing children for school.  For some, children will be going to back to the classroom and some will be learning online. Whatever method, now is the time to strengthen the Four Pillars of Security- just remember P.P.R.R. (People, Places,...
Starting The New Year Right! Our New Clinician

Starting The New Year Right! Our New Clinician

Amanda Golden de Duke, LPC Intern Supervised by Christy Graham, LPCS RPTS I’d like to introduce Acorn’s newest clinician. Amanda graduated from a Christian university, lived in El Salvador, and has worked with children in foster care. She brings a wealth...
Successful Parent/Teacher Conferences!

Successful Parent/Teacher Conferences!

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...
Couple Chat – Is the Message Getting Through?

Couple Chat – Is the Message Getting Through?

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...
Your Presence Is Our Present: Thank You!

Your Presence Is Our Present: Thank You!

Today, We are focusing on gratitude, with an eye to the most amazing gift ever, Jesus. The presence of relationships, within our community, with our referral sources, with our Creator, and with our clients presents us with opportunities to give strength, hope, counsel...

Free Social Skills Class at Acorn

Social skills like listening, identifying feelings and communicating feelings well are central to creating and maintaining relationships. School Counselors teach social skills to classrooms full of students on a regular basis. Ashley Smith, Acorn’s practicum...

DBT Skills: Communicating Expectations and Needs

Often, when we need something from someone else, the way we are communicating is the strongest predictor of whether or not we will get it. It doesn’t matter if this is a simple request for a listening ear or a serious plea for someone to acknowledge your needs. In the...

Parent Education: Christmas Time Plans

Christmas is a very special time of the year, but by its very special nature, it is highly anxiety provoking. We are meeting with people who touch our deepest selves. We share with them memories (good and bad), traditions (good and bad), and relationships (good and...