Featured on: WLNS Focus On Business | Episode “Women in Business”

Focus On Business “Women in Business” brought to you by Small Business Association of Michigan, Michigan Bankers Association, Pollicella & Associates, and Providence Consulting.   Host: Lisa Smith of InVerve Marketing & Web. This week’s episode focuses on how women business owners have made an impact on Michigan’s small businesses. Guests Include: Liisa Speaker, Attorney and owner of Speaker Law Firm, PLLC. Karen Gallagher, Founder and owner, Wellness Institute …

How Do You Know When You Need Counseling?

You feel stressed more often than not. You feel overwhelmed by daily life. You have had a recent transition–a new marriage, a move, a new baby, job changes or job stress, financial problems, loss in the family, trauma, a chronic illness in the family or elderly parent caregiver issues, or financial changes. You may also feel just bad about yourself. …

Parenting Tips

By Sharla Erbe, LMSW, IMH-E-III Does it seem like you are always battling your kids?  No matter what simple request you ask them, like, “Go put on your shoes, we’re leaving for the park,” soon becomes an argument.  What’s going on here?  Why do our children challenge us?  How do we stay firm in our requests without losing our cool, …

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD); It’s Not A Veterans-Only Disorder

By: Tammy Edinger, LMSW, LCSW, ACSW, BCD Are you struggling with how you respond to situations? Are your loved ones finding your responses to situations frightening? Have you been referred to as “mean, abrasive, aggressive”? If so, take a moment to review some basic information related to PTSD. What is PTSD? It is feelings, behaviors and thought processes related to a …

A Mental Health Cleanse for the New Year

By: Karen Gallagher, LMSW, ACSW, Founder and President January 8, 2018 For many of us, welcoming the New Year can be either a curse or a blessing. Is it bittersweet? We say good-bye to one year and then off to the next. What do we do with the memories of 2017, the good and the bad? Do we treasure them (the …