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

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

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

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

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

Considering Your Child’s Development in A Busy World

Considering Your Child’s Development in A Busy World By: Dilini Dharmawardana, LMFT These days we are all busy whether it be from work or trying to schedule in time for self-care. But, it is important to take into account your child’s developmental needs and how to foster them. It is important to remember that children do not always develop at … Read More

Living In Two Worlds

Living In Two Worlds: Finding Yourself In A World of Many Cultures By: Dilini Dharmawardana, AMFT Nowadays, most people live straddling the line between two or more worlds. A lot of people are from two cultures and sometimes that is where a conflict comes in. When you’re parents are from a different culture than the one you live in, figuring … Read More