Diversity – The Spice of Life

When I was a young teenager there was a song, I loved to listened to by Dionne Warwick called “What the World Needs Now Is Love.”  It is a sweet, sentimental song imploring all of us to embrace our differences, lay down our hatred and violence and live together in peace and harmony.  The message of love is a message … Read More

Diversity Within Our Own Families

February is the month of love and compassion. We set aside a special day for couples to show their love to each other, but what if you are single or newly divorced? You can still celebrate the day of love with your friends or children. To me the month of February means more than just one day of celebrating love … Read More

The Role of Play Therapy in Children’s Mental Health

February is typically linked to Valentine’s Day, love, and the Super Bowl. But there are many things that are celebrated in February. Two such events this month are Children’s Mental Health Week and Play Therapy Awareness Week. These are close to our hearts here at Treehouse Counseling as they are the pillars of our practice. Children’s mental health is important … Read More

Resolutions or Intentions?

It’s a new year and for many it is a time of having a new start.  As we look at the past year, we can see areas where we want to make a change.  For many those changes come in the form of making a New Year’s Resolution.  We have the best of intentions, but so often what we resolve … Read More

Welcome in an Active 2019

Welcome to 2019! With a new year comes a new opportunity for a fresh start, new goals and resolutions for yourself and for your family. What do you hope to accomplish this year? Do you hope to be in a different place emotionally, financially, physically? Given that our body and mind are closely connected I’m going to focus this year’s … Read More

New Year, New You?

Every New Year’s Eve, many people make a resolution to improve their life in some way. Lose weight, go to the gym, start a diet, save money, spend time with family, work less, travel more…The list goes on and on. But what happens to those resolutions? Unfortunately, most don’t make it to the end of January as the resolution gets … Read More

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