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Do you want to make a new habit?

By: Cara Jones MA, BCPCC, Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

cara-jonesWe’ve all experienced it. Cleared the piles of paper off the kitchen counter and vowed to not let them accumulate, but here they are again. Told the dentist that, yes, we would start flossing more, but we haven’t. … Read the rest →

Managing the Emotional Impact of Chronic Pain

Those who suffer from chronic pain know the toll that it takes on our mental, emotional and spiritual beings. It’s exhausting. It drains our patience within our relationships and with life in general. It’s depressing and often times creates anxiety. We wonder: Will life always be like this?… Read the rest →

How to Slow Down Time: The Practice of Mindfulness

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707284_48050386If you’re like most people, your days race by and you often wonder where the time goes.  You may not even recall what you did a few minutes ago, or you may drive from one place to the next and not really remember the trip. Read the rest →

What’s Your Tape?

by Cara Jones, LCPC


“I can’t say no.”   

“I should do this.”

“It just has to be this way.”

“If something doesn’t turn out the way I hoped, it’s just going to be awful.” 

“I have to do everything around here. Read the rest →

Am I Having “Boundary” Trouble?

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By Cara Jones, LCPC and Board Certified Professional Christian Counselor
Stenzel Clinical Services

Stressed out? Tired? Angry? Short-tempered with the kids or spouse? Do you over-commit, have trouble saying ‘no’, or promise to take care of yourself when everything else is done?… Read the rest →