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5 Signs You’re Struggling with Alcoholism

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By Rita Rippentrop, Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

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April is Alcohol Awareness Month, and while alcoholism is extremely common, it often goes overlooked. Have you or a loved one shown up late for work, disappointed family members or frequently can’t remember what happened the night before because of alcohol?… Read the rest →

Stress or Anxiety? How to Spot the Differences.

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For many, the words “stress” and “anxiety” are interchangeable. And while it’s true that they share similarities, they are two very different problems. According to the ADAA, anxiety disorders are the most common mental illness in the US, but only 36.9% of the people suffering from a disorder seek treatment for it.Read the rest →

What Is the Parent’s Role When Their Child is in Counseling?

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By Billy Weaks, MA Licensed Professional Counselor

Over the past few years I have worked with many children, on issues such as anger management, depression, anxiety amongst others, and whether the child is 8 or 18, being able to effectively and appropriately communicate what they are thinking and feeling is one of my primary goals.… Read the rest →

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy: 3 Techniques You Can Implement Right Now

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By Grant Stenzel, MS Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

Cognitive Behavioral TherapyCognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is a remarkably helpful psychotherapy tool with a foundation that’s easy to learn, but difficult to execute: identifying inaccurate or negative thoughts when they arise so you can live with greater clarity and peace.… Read the rest →

Coping with Grief During the Holidays

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By Rita Rippentrop, MDiv Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

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Getting through the holidays while grieving can be a big challenge. It’s common to get flooded with memories at holidays, and many worry about being a “downer” or crying at holiday gatherings, where there are expectations of good cheer.Read the rest →

Crisis in Suburbia: The Drug Epidemic

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By Alex Goreham, LCSW, CRADC, EMDR

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There is so much stigma surrounding drug use and drug addiction. It was often viewed as an inner-city problem faced by low-income families and young adults. In my experience, this stigma is intensified within the Evangelical Christian arena.… Read the rest →