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Your Child’s Love Map

How to “Turn Toward Your Child” In general, we will spend at least eighteen years with our children and at times feel we know them like the backs of our hands, and at other times like we do not know  them at all. Just as parents continue to learn, have different experiences and make changes in what we like or appreciate, so do our children. Knowing your child’s preferences make it easier to...

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Immediate Help for Couples in Crisis

An Alternative to Long Term Couples Therapy   Within minutes of meeting a new couple in therapy, I can sense if they are in crisis. The emotional flooding is apparent in each of their faces. Their body language tells me they are protecting themselves from each other. Oftentimes one “leaning in” partner, (usually the one who scheduled the appointment), wants to desperately save the marriage....

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Your Child’s Love Languages

Expressing the Love and Support Your Child Will “Feel” When babies are born, we read books and magazine articles looking for “the magic formula” to ensure our child’s health, safety and feeling love. The journey begins with trying to distinguish their cry, are they hungry, do they need a diaper change or to be held? Identifying and meeting those needs are the beginning of building a foundation...

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A Message of Hope from Counselor Janet Jones

“Hope is the thing with feathers That perches in the soul And sings the tune without the words And never stops at all.” Emily Dickinson RENEWAL AND HOPE ARE FEELINGS INTRINSIC TO SPRING. But this particular spring of 2020 brings with it MORE extreme challenges than most of us have experienced in our lifetime. Being focused on the pandemic can bring our anxieties to full tilt and turn our...

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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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A Counselor Answers Your Questions

Thomas E. Nemerovsky, M.Ed., LPCC-S, LICDC-CS, ICCS is here to answer your questions about counseling!   Read more about Tom Here.   How can I tell if I might need to meet with a counselor? Whether it’s alcohol and drugs or any other mental health issue, you might want to meet with a counselor if you feel these issues are negatively impacting you or those around you in any way. Completing...

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