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

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

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

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

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

3 Ways to Nurture Growth in Your Child

3 Ways to Nurture Growth in Your Child By: Dilini Dharmawardana, M.A., AMFT Children need to be nurtured and treasured for as long as possible. You don’t want to look back and think to yourself: “I missed out on my child’s childhood.” I believe that nurturance is about cherishing every moment of your child’s childhood. Tip #1: Set Aside Time … Read More