What to Expect from Counseling

So, what is counseling? Counseling is a focused conversation about things you want to change in your life.  Counseling is most effective when it occurs in a relationship in which trust and care are established.  Friends and relatives provide a type of counseling, as do … [Read more...]

Listening to Teenagers

By Ken Fate I recently started a book study with some parents.  We were discussing the book “How To Talk So Teens Will Listen And Listen So Teens Will Talk”, written by Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish. In this edition I will share some gleanings from Chapter 1 which … [Read more...]

Are You Sad?

By Marie Garry, MA, LMHC For many of us the winter blues consists of complaints about the weather, mornings where we want to stay in bed, warm and cozy, or feeling restless with cabin fever. For others the winter season affects them significantly and presents a greater … [Read more...]

Coping With Holiday Stress

While the holidays are seen by many as a joyful time, they can also be a stressful time for many people, particularly women (who tend to feel particularly responsible for the family like shopping, cooking, and holiday celebrations) and lower middle income individuals (who … [Read more...]

Eating Disorders: A Spectrum Illness

According to US estimates from The National Institute of Mental Health, between 5 per cent and 10 per cent of girls and women (i.e. 5-10 million people) and 1 million boys and men suffer from eating disorders, including anorexia, bulimia, binge eating disorder, or other … [Read more...]

Getting Healthy Sleep

How have you been sleeping? Where are you sleeping? How long do you sleep? If you are like most adults, you are likely not getting enough sleep. Most adults try to get by on five to six hours of sleep each night. We are busy. You may work outside of the home and then have … [Read more...]


There will be times that I will suggest that you journal, as part of your therapy homework. Keeping a journal is recording your thoughts and feelings, just as they are. No sugar coating. No tidying it up...the raw thoughts and feelings. This is your private writing and you … [Read more...]