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

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

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

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

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

Why Must They Rebel?

Why Must They Rebel? What our children are telling us and why rebelling is important at every age Caitlyn Valle, LMFT You’ve read the books, you talk to your friends, you get advice from the teacher. For the most part, you feel like you’re doing the best you can. So why do the children still feel the need to rebel? … 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