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A season of contemplation…

Esteem
As I sit here watching the leaves fall, contemplating the end of a season and the ushering in of the next; As the days shorten and darkness reaches across my yard while picking my kids up from school, I give stock to my life. Fall tends to be the season of thoughtfulness.  A beautiful lull as nature prepares for hibernation.  This is the perfect time to reflect.  Now is the time to look at ones accomplishments and goals and make plans. No New Year Resolutions but Now Determinations. As each leaf detaches itself and floats upon the breeze before settling upon the ground, I enumerate a goal achieved, an opportunity presented, a path yet trodden.  So I urge you, take hold of that leaf, a symbolism of opportunity, as it flutters…
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It’s okay to feel…

It’s okay to feel…

Esteem
It's okay to feel.  Often we find ourselves ignoring our emotions.  Locking them up and tucking them away because we don't have time to deal with them.  But unacknowledged emotions don't disappear.  They often get manifested in other ways, ways that are often unhealthy, ways that we tend to regret. Having feelings is not weak.  Being emotional is not weak.  Learning to express your emotions in a healthy way is a strength that often gets taken for granted. It is okay to feel sad, frustrated, disappointed, lost, hurt, unsure, etc. The thing is, what do you do with those feelings? Do you lash out unexpectedly? Drink to excess? Smoke? Take your frustration out on your children? Overeat? This goes for everyone, men and women, young and old.  Being holistically well…
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Making memories out of moments (For the parents)

Making memories out of moments (For the parents)

Children Mental Health
Making memories out of moments. Between the next breath and the last I am bolstered by the laughter of little girls that just seconds ago were gripped by their own angst. With arms outstretched, hands soapy from dishes waiting patiently for the return of my attention, I wrap my arms around warm bundles of inspiration. We dance and play and tears disappear amidst stomping feet and the twirl of a skirt. Mom's irritation vanishes into the depth of shinning eyes. With wonder I realize, that although every day is not perfect: Bills still need to be paid; noses wiped; clients booked; school functions attended; co-parenting to navigate, that this is what matters. And although laughter may turn into fussing later in the day, right now, at this moment, we are…
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Why in home therapy as a choice?

Why in home therapy as a choice?

self-care
I have chosen to offer both in home and in office therapy.  I decided to do this so as to offer the most convenient experience for my clients.  As someone who has dealt with depression as well as helped to navigate clients through it, I am well aware of the fact that some days just the thought of getting out of bed is taxing, let alone calling, scheduling, and making it to an office for an appointment.  There may be days when brushing teeth feels like an accomplishment of huge proportions! This doesn't just apply to depression.  Trying to get a defiant child (or spouse) to make it to an appointment can be a hassle. Anger Stress Anxiety All  of the reasons why you may seek counseling can sometimes be…
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