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

Mindful Messaging

Mindful Messaging How words impact your relationship and your child’s self-esteem Caitlyn Valle, LMFT “What did you say? What did you just call me? You need to change that attitude!” As a practitioner, I can’t tell you how many times I’ve witnessed exchanges like this between parent and child, or heard arguments that occur when a child goes through a … Read More

How to Start to Incorporate more Mindfulness into your Day and Life

How to Start to Incorporate more Mindfulness into your Day and Life By: Dilini Dharmawardana, LMFT As Jon Kabat-Zinn once said “The best way to capture moments is to pay attention. This is how we cultivate mindfulness. Mindfulness means being awake. It means knowing what you are doing.” Mindfulness is paying attention and focusing on what you are doing and … Read More

Going From Limitless Technology Use to Limited Technology Use During the School Year

Going From Limitless Technology Use to Limited Technology Use During the School Year: Ways to Minimize Stress and Hassle from Technology when School Starts By: Dilini Dharmawardana, LMFT Oftentimes, what happens during the summertime is parents allow their children free reign over technology. Then, when school starts again in the fall parents struggle with limiting the use of technology. I … Read More

Purposeful Parenting for the Summer

Purposeful Parenting for the Summer: Creating Balance Between Fun and Rest By Mary Ruth Cross, MS, MFT, NCC, RPT-S CEO/Owner Treehouse Family Counseling Services As summer kicks into full swing families are adjusting to many changes; new schedules, trying new activities, going on vacation and eventually getting ready to go back to school. For now, it’s time to enjoy bar-b-ques, … Read More

Handling A Meltdown

Handling A Meltdown Simple Steps To Help You And Your Child Calm Down By Caitlyn Valle, LMFT If you’re a parent, at one point or another you’ve undoubtedly experienced what I’m talking about: a crying fit in the grocery store, a tantrum in the morning before school, the whiney/needy smaller child your big kid reverts to when exhausted or pulled … Read More

Technology and Parenting: Eliminating Technology from Your Parenting

Technology and Parenting: Eliminating Technology from Your Parenting By: Dilini Dharmawardana, LMFT Nowadays with the advent of technology, disciplining your child and paying the proper amount of attention to them may be hard. Children need a lot of attention and seek that parental attention more than you may think. So, let’s talk about some ways you, as a parent, can … Read More