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

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

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

5 Ways to Help Yourself Better Keep A New Year’s Resolution

5 Ways to Help Yourself Better Keep A New Year’s Resolution By: Dilini Dharmawardana, AMFT We’ve all been there: the start of the new year comes and we’ve decided to set out those new year’s resolutions. Most of the time we don’t end up keeping our new year’s resolutions and we end up feeling guilty that we didn’t do like … 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

Managing Anxiety as the School Starts

Managing Anxiety as the School Starts: Few words about Reassurance Marta A. Gea Franca, LMFT It’s that time of the year again! Back to school is around the corner. Children and parents may be thinking about what to expect as the school starts. For children experiencing anxiety, the uncertainty about the first day of school contributes to an increase in … 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