The Benefits of Family Therapy For Depression

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By: Shanna Keller, Psychologist Trainee Battling depression can be a very lonely experience for many people. Low energy, insomnia, and depressed mood often compel a person to stay home, stay in bed, and stay away from others. Unfortunately, this fuels even more negative symptoms of depression, such as isolation, feelings of guilt and worthlessness, and […]

Five Reasons Forgiveness Matters

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By: Tim Gilleand, M.A. When we are hurt, upset, or angry we sometimes feel as though we have three options for dealing with these emotions. The first is revenge, “they hurt me; I’ll hurt them back.” The problem with revenge is it throws us into a never-ending cycle of hurt. The second option is probably […]

How to Handle Grief for You and Your Children after a Spouse Passes

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Losing a loved one is an awful life event for anyone, no matter your age. When family’s experience grief together, each family member can struggle with balancing their own grief process while working to support one another. It is important to understand the definition of grief and the grief process in order to find the delicate balance between personal grief and support grief.  […]

Resources For Parents of Teens in Crisis

It’s challenging to know how to parent difficult teens. If you’re wondering, “how do I successfully raise a teenager?”, you’re not alone. Fortunately, there are many resources available for you and your family. If Your Teen Needs Immediate Help, Here are Some Hotlines They Can Call: If your teen is struggling with bullying, depression, suicidal […]

Losses, Other Than Death, That Can Lead to a Grief Response in Family Members

By Blake Neuhauser MA Grief Is an Often Misunderstood Emotion When most people think about grief, often their first thought is associated with the death of someone. In reality, grief is a more extensive emotion than what it is seen on a surface-level. This extent can be identified by looking at the definition of grief […]

Eating Disorders: Understanding the Root Causes

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By: Laura Oyer, PhD, HSPP (Psychologist) It’s all about control. It’s her mother’s fault – if she had just focused on her daughter’s body less, this wouldn’t have happened. Clearly, her father is the reason she’s doing this. She just wants attention. It’s TV and social media – our culture is obsessed with being thin. […]

Encouragement for Parents of Teens in Crisis

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When you are a parent with a teenager in crisis, it is common to ask where it all went wrong. Often, feelings of guilt and regret can paralyze you from taking action. Teens can sense these feelings of guilt and often use them as a weapon against you by blaming you for everything. A teen’s […]

Anxiety: Common Disorders and Tips to Manage Anxiety


By Alicia J. DiGiulio, LMHCA If you suffer from anxiety, you know how much it can affect your ability to work, to study, or participate in other activities. Your symptoms might range from constant worry, to feeling like your body is “buzzing”, to nausea, or even an urge to run and escape a certain situation. […]

4 Ways You Can Help Your Teenager With The Loss of a Relationship

How can I help my teenager cope with the loss of a relationship

Relationships are one of the most significant aspects of life. It is inevitable that your teenager will suffer the loss of a friend or family member at some point, whether that is through death, someone moving away, or a break-up. Knowing how to help them through this difficult experience will benefit you both. Your teenager […]

6 Signs That Indicate You Might be Enabling Your Child

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By: Tim LaGro, LMHC, LPC, LPCC The fine line of enabling verses supporting your child is very fuzzy and can be easy to cross when raising children. It is in our nature as parents to want to help our children. In the busyness of our lives, we often do things for them because it is […]

Mother-Daughter Conflict: What You Need to Know

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By: Janae Webb, MS.Ed., LMFTA, Crosswinds Therapist Advice For Healthy Mother-Daughter Relationships Mother-daughter relationships are often the most complicated relationships we have. When girls are young, the relationship is often peaceful. As daughters grow up, their personalities emerge often with emotions and complexities as they navigate their teenage years. It is not uncommon to hear […]

Unplugged: The Benefits of Screen-Free Time for Children

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We all instinctively know that too much screen time is not healthy for us or for our children. While too much screen time may be unhealthy, there are many positives that come from access to phones and computers. It allows us to connect with people that we wouldn’t have access to otherwise, gives us access […]