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

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

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

5 Tips for Talking to Your Children about Diversity

5 Tips for Talking to Your Children about Diversity How to bring a curious heart and mind to important conversations Caitlyn Valle, LMFT Culture, diversity, race, identity, privilege, faith, sexism, orientation, disability, ageism. When it comes to these important topics and having sensitive conversations with our children, where do we begin? When is the right time to talk with them … Read More

Peaceful Parenting: Tips for a happier more joyful life!

  Peaceful Parenting: Tips for a happier more joyful life! Janet Plankenhorn, LMFT Often kids get angry, just as adults do; they may get upset with a sibling or just be in a bad mood. We have all witnessed temper tantrums from a child when something does not go the way they intended or they did not get what they … Read More

Loving Parenthood? Finding Joy in Being a Peaceful Parent

Loving Parenthood? Finding Joy in Being a Peaceful Parent – By Mary Ruth Cross, MS, MFT, NCC, RPT-S CEO/Owner Treehouse Family Counseling Services February brings thoughts of red hearts, chocolate candy, long stem roses and a reminder to tell those we love how we feel. Some people call it a “Hallmark Holiday” – I say “So what if it is?” … Read More

3 Ways to Find Joy in Being A Parent

3 Ways to Find Joy in Being A Parent By: Dilini Dharmawardana, AMFT Being a parent is not always easy and it comes with its ups and downs and being a peaceful parent can be even harder. Sometimes it can be hard to find the positive in being a parent, especially the more children you have. There are times when … Read More

The Gift of Renewal

The Gift of Renewal By: Mary Ruth Cross, MFT, NCC, RPT-S CEO/Owner Treehouse Family Counseling Services Starting over, letting go, releasing, these are all words that lead us down the path of renewal. Some may say that there is no need to release the old ways however it is important to release that which is not adding value to your … Read More

5 Rejuvenating Ideas for the New Year

5 Rejuvenating Ideas for the New Year Janet L. Plankenhorn, LMFT The New Year is a great time to start something new! Here are five inspiring and easy ideas that you can do to rejuvenate your life. Self Care – Taking care of your self is very important. When we are fulfilled, rested and calm we are able to give … Read More