Congratulations! You’re an Imperfect Parent!

Congratulations! You’re an Imperfect Parent! Caitlyn Valle, LMFT By definition, humans are imperfect. Each person has strength and weakness, darkness and light. So why then as parents is there an expectation that we be “perfect”? Looking a little closer, where is the expectation really coming from? More than likely, the most pressure to be a perfect parent comes from within … 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

Rituals and How to Incorporate More Rituals During the Holidays

Rituals and How to Incorporate More Rituals During the Holidays By: Dilini Dharmawardana, MFTI During the holiday season, stress can overwhelm us and make enjoying the holidays difficult. However, having rituals in place that you partake in every year can help make the holidays less stressful and more enjoyable. Here are some ways you can create more family unity, happiness, … Read More

9 Rituals or Traditions You Can Start Today!

Nine Family Rituals or Traditions You Can Start Today! Janet Plankenhorn, MS LMFT Family rituals or traditions can help families build memories and bonds that will forever be a part of their lives. These rituals can be passed down from generation to generation, or you can start a new tradition right now! 1. Have an at home movie theater night … Read More

Fostering Independence In Young Children

Fostering Independence In Young Children Marta A. Gea Franca, LMFT     As children start having a better understanding of themselves as separate individuals from their parents, they are eager to explore the world around them. Toddlers experience a sense of independence and begin exploring the world around them with wonder. They learn the power of using the word “No” … Read More

Spring Parenting Tips

Spring Parenting Tips By Marta  Franca The month of April brings the beginning of spring. It’s time to say goodbye to cold and darker days and welcome sunny and warmer days. Spring is the season of hope, rebirth, renewal and reflection. As the season changes we become encouraged by the increase of light and warmth. We find energy to take … Read More

Deepen into Play: The Need for Kids to Engage the More-Than-Human World

Deepen into Play: The Need for Kids to Engage the More-Than-Human World By Jennifer Hector As the weather changes from the cool of winter to the warmer days of spring, encourage and engage your kids in extended outdoor play in more-than-human surroundings. Abandon the asphalt, plastic climbing structures, rubber ground cover and flat surfaces. Head to higher ground or at … Read More

[Video] Flooded Feelings

Sometimes when you are starting counseling it can feel like the flood gates of your feelings have opened up. It’s the therapist’s job to make a safe environment for the feelings to come forward at a pace that works for the client. Here at Treehouse Family Counseling Services we make it a safe place to play and heal. Just listen … Read More

Why Preschoolers Need Play!

Annelise Bilger, MFTI It seems that the importance of play is showing up everywhere from parenting magazines to books, this word seems to be the new ‘it’ word! So what is the big deal about play? We all remember doing it as kids and certainly have fun memories of it, but what about play makes it so important? Well, it … Read More