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As I turned the calendar this morning onto a whole new year of my life, I reflected on my birthday. At the end of the day I cannot say it was fun or happy, although a lot of people on Facebook wished me a “Happy Birthday!” I was thinking about age, aging in society, and my profession of counseling, and a number of thoughts occurred to me. Musings - I am 62 today, which puts me in the … [Read more...]

A trend that I have been seeing as a society is that political arguments are at an all-time high. I see politically fueled arguments over social media, between friends, and between family members. As a Couple’s Counselor, I have also noticed that political differences can create a wedge between romantic partners. I am the third generation in my family to be in a relationship where … [Read more...]

Do you have a disability? Do you know someone with a disability? Maybe you work with someone living with a disability. Or maybe you know someone who doesn’t understand what having a disability means. We often have misconceptions about other people’s knowledge, skills, and abilities, especially those of people with disabilities. How can we change this? Becoming aware of how a … [Read more...]

When looking for a therapist, it can be difficult to know how to find someone who will be a good fit. Knowing what to ask when initially contacting a therapist can help you determine if the therapist will meet your needs. This is important because the therapeutic relationship is a key, if not, THE key component to therapy. Whether you know what you are looking for in a therapist or … [Read more...]

October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month. As a therapist who has worked extensively with children and adults that have been affected by domestic violence, I felt it important to shed some light on this taboo subject. It is frequently referred to as a relationship issue, a secret, or private matter between partners. This is NOT the case- it is a crime and a societal issue … [Read more...]

Not Christian Counseling Last year I mentioned to a colleague that, in general, I don’t refer to therapists who identify themselves as “Christian Counselors” or as offering “Christian Counseling.” Without further discussion, he concluded my behavior was “arbitrary,” “a priori,” and “disturbing.” It’s certainly not the first two, but I thought I would explain and you can decide if … [Read more...]