A COVID-19 World

How to Release Your Fear of Change

How to Release Your Fear of Change Written by Kristine Davis, M.Ed., LPCC   CHANGE = The act or instance of making or becoming different We are all dealing with change especially now as we are adjusting to life with the Coronavirus. However, change isn’t all bad. Change is constant and necessary – to keep us moving, to keep us interested, to keep us growing. When people feel stuck...

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Help for Sleep Problems during COVID-19

Are You Missing Out on Sleep Right Now? Written By: June Phelps, Ph.D., Clinical Psychologist Many of you may have had no problems getting to sleep and staying asleep before COVID-19, but the 24-hour news updates, concerns about layoffs and just general uncertainty about the future might be keeping you up at night. Whether this is a new experience for you, or something you’ve often struggled...

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Creating a Bridge of Connection and Meaning with the Kids in Your Life

Written by: Celeste A. Mullen, M.A.Ed., LPCC-S, CCTP Are You Missing the Connection with Grandchildren, Nieces, or Nephews? Our daily lives are often busy and make it a challenge to have quality interactions with those we love. While adults can easily banter and ask questions that assure us they are okay, it takes a little more thought to make sure our connections with kids are engaging and...

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Radically Accepting Where We Are

Written by Lexi Enright, IMFT   In a time marked by many unknowns and disappointment around things we have been looking forward to being cancelled or postponed, it is important for us to practice some radical acceptance. Radical acceptance is the practice of acknowledging reality, accepting the things we cannot change and recognizing that just because we accept these things, does not mean we...

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A Message from a Counselor and Parent of a Front-Line Worker

Written By Candace Rau, LPCC, LSW   My oldest daughter is a front-line healthcare worker.  Many nights on her way home from a long shift on the COVID-19 floor, she calls me to vent and give voice to the things she’s seeing within the walls of her hospital as this monster virus begins to take form. The face of this pandemic is very real for our loved ones on the front lines. They are immersed in...

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