The Holiday Season: Surviving or Thriving?

The Holiday Season: Surviving or Thriving? Michelle A. Culver, LMFT As the holidays are upon us, most will focus on what we are doing for others: spending time together, what gifts to give, and the food to be shared. While these activities are fulfilling in the long run, they cause stress in the moment. Some of the stress might sound … Read More

7 Tips for Flourishing During the Holidays

7 Tips for Flourishing During the Holidays Caitlyn Valle, LMFT The holidays are a time for relaxation, indulging, spending time with family, laughing and having fun…right? So why is there so much stress around the holiday time? For some, it’s the misalignment of expectations reality or spending a concentrated amount of time with family. For others is the spending on … Read More

Making it Through the Holidays

Making it Through the Holidays By: Dilini Dharmawardana, LMFT The holidays are a stressful time for everybody! Being around family and having so much time with them can cause stress. Holidays also cause stress because of the stress of present buying, cooking meals for tons of family members, and decorating the house as well as tree. Stress can lead to … Read More

What we aren’t saying about death by suicide

Shhh! Don’t talk about it!                                                            What we aren’t saying about death by suicide Mary Ruth Cross, MS, MFT, NCC, RPT-S CEO/Owner Treehouse Family Counseling Services. Did you know that the suicide … Read More

Understanding Teenage Cutting

Understanding Teenage Cutting Q & A with a Professional Therapist Caitlyn Valle, LMFT With suicide listed as the second leading cause of death in individuals 10-34 years of age in the United States, it’s not surprising that this epidemic of self-injury is receiving mainstream media attention in popular music, online, and in television and radio programming. In 2016, nearly 45,000 … Read More

3 Signs Your Teenager May Be Suicidal

3 Signs Your Teenager May Be Suicidal By: Dilini Dharmawardana, LMFT Everyone struggles, but sometimes that struggle becomes so real or so difficult that suicide is thought of over using the skills learned over time to deal with problems. “Suicides among young people continue to be a serious problem. Suicide is the second leading cause of death for children, adolescents, … Read More

OMG I do NOT Need Therapy! 5 Key Reasons People Avoid Counseling

OMG I do NOT Need Therapy! 5 Key Reasons People Avoid Counseling Mary Ruth Cross, MFT, NCC, RPT-S CEO/Owner Treehouse Family Counseling Services, PC We hear this often when people need it the most. Coming to the decision to ask for help is not an event it actually is an internal process. We think about our problem for quite a … Read More

I Don’t Need Therapy!

I Don’t Need Therapy! Debunking common myths about psychotherapy Caitlyn Valle, LMFT It’s a rare day when a new client comes into my office for a first visit and feels completely confident in being there. The natural human response is to come up with reasons why “ I don’t need therapy”, we feel we should “tough it out”, “figure it … Read More

3 Ways that Mental Health Therapy is Useful

3 Ways that Mental Health Therapy is Useful By: Dilini Dharmawardana, LMFT Life is hard and figuring out how to make it through the tough times can be hard, however, having a therapist can help make navigating the difficult times easier. People, oftentimes, doubt the usefulness and need for therapy because therapy is not a quick fix and allowing the … Read More

Mindful Parenting: Put Your Mask On First

Mindful Parenting: Put Your Mask On First Mary Ruth Cross, MFT, NCC, RPT-S CEO/Owner Treehouse Family Counseling Services “Mindfulness” is a word we often see used today. I find it curious that it has been embraced in so many different ways, but what does it mean really? Mindfulness, seems like it would be self-explanatory but actually there is a lot … Read More