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, …

What Is EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) Therapy? Is It Right For Me?

By Kristi Garcia, LMSW, ACSW EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) therapy is a psychotherapy that enables people to heal from the symptoms and emotional distress that are the result of disturbing life experiences.  Repeated studies show that by using EMDR therapy, people can experience the benefits of psychotherapy that once took years to make a difference. It is widely …

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 …