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

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

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

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