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What To Do If You Suffered Parentification (AKA Mothering Your Mother)

By: Colleen Andre, LMHC At this point of your life it has finally dawned on you that you did not have a childhood. Instead, you were parentified and put into a role where having fun and feeling carefree as a kid was not an option. The question now is what do you do after you suffered parentification as a child?

How To Overcome Codependency

By Amanda Wiegert, LMHC, NCC Are you often unable to stop talking, thinking, and worrying about other people and their problems? Do you find yourself rescuing and taking care of other people but neglecting to take care of yourself? Melody Beattie, a well-known author in the area of relationships, once wrote “A codependent person is one who has let another

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How To Treat Your Girlfriend So She Respects You More

By: Allison Petro, LMHC  In our culture today, we are surrounded by mixed messages about respect in relationships.  Simply listen closely to the lyrics of songs on your playlist; take notice of what you see on the big screen; and keenly observe what you read and see on social media.  It makes sense that so many people in our society

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The Importance of Practicing Emotional Hygiene

By: Allison Petro, LMHC Why is it that we value our physical well-being over our psychological health? Think about it. We are taught at an early age to brush our teeth daily, visit our medical doctor annually, exercise regularly, always wear sunscreen, eat our fruits and vegetables every day and the list goes on and on. How were you taught

Coping With Grief & Loss

By: Amanda Wiegert, LMHC, NCC Do you find yourself struggling to cope with a loss in your life? Are you experiencing low motivation, lack of energy, difficulties sleeping, anxiety, or social isolation? When we hear the term “grief and loss” we often think about loss of life, death, and dying. However, we  experience grief in many ways throughout our lives

6 Ways to Treat Depression Holistically

By: Allison Petro, LMHC Depression is an epidemic here in the United States, and it affects more than 16.1 million adults in a given year according to the Anxiety & Depression Association of America.  Chances are that you or someone you know has suffered from clinical depression. Clinical depression is more than just feeling down for a few days.  It

Labor & Delivery Nightmare: Birth Trauma & Postpartum

Shattered Dreams: Labor & Delivery Sarah just found out she is pregnant and is excited but a bit anxious about labor/delivery. As a new mother she is doing everything in her power to prepare for the big day. She researches, makes plans, takes educational birthing classes, etc. Sarah is intentional about her steps and hopeful of having a good birthing

4 Relaxation Techniques to Try With Your Child

By: Allison Petro, LMHC Is your child going through a difficult time?  Perhaps you are concerned that your child is anxious or maybe your child has experienced an upsetting and confusing event also known as a trauma.  When children are anxious or have experienced or witnessed an upsetting event, it can manifest itself in many ways including: trouble sleeping, behavioral

Are You Where You Think You Should Be?

Have you ever stopped and said to yourself...I'm not where I thought I would be by the age that I am now? You ever felt like you've wasted your time of things that were fruitless? Now that you are in your 20s, 30s, 40s, 50s, 60s you take inventory of your life and come to the conclusion that what you

Rejection Hurts

If you have ever experience rejection you know how it leaves you...hurt, sad with many questions. It effects our self worth, self acceptance & how we view ourselves in all relationships. As a result of experiencing the emotional pain we cope by trying to avoid it in our future. In efforts to avoid it we become "perfectionist" & "people pleasers".