Stenzel Clinical proudly supports Feed My Starving Children. Learn more here.

Archive for the ‘Featured Articles’ Category

Gifts, Gratitude, and Presence

Posted on: No Comments

By Dan Phillips, MA Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

holiday gratitudeIt’s that time of year again – when the words of favorite holiday songs ring out in loud, excited tones from my kids in the backseat as we drive. Yikes! That’s right! Christmas is only a matter of days away!!… Read the rest →

How to beat the “Winter Blues” for Good

Posted on: No Comments

seasonal affective disorderBy Grant Stenzel, MS Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

Are the dark, grim winter days getting you down? Are you dreaming of sunshine? Many living in the Midwest look forward to spring. However, for the 10 million Americans who suffer from Winter Depression, warm and sunny times cannot come quickly enough.… Read the rest →

Coping with Grief During the Holidays

Posted on: No Comments

By Rita Rippentrop, MDiv Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

coping with grief

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

Posted on: No Comments

By Alex Goreham, LCSW, CRADC, EMDR

drug addiction

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 →

Single for the Holidays

Posted on: No Comments

By Grant Stenzel, MS Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

single for the holidaysThere’s a chill in the air. The presents are wrapped, you’re wearing your favorite Christmas sweater, and you’re listening to carols on the drive to your family party. You open the door, take off your coat, and like clockwork, here come the questions…

“When are you gonna get married?”

 “What happened to what’s-their-name?”

 “So you’re just gonna be single for life then?Read the rest →

The Lifestyle Vision to Healthy Sleep Habits

Posted on: No Comments

By Deepak Santhiraj, Licensed Clinical Social Worker

healthy sleep habitsAs day-light savings inevitably descends for the fall season, we give consideration to the necessity of understanding sleep science. According to scientific evidence, those who are sleep-deprived have poorer memory, impaired thinking skills, and react more slowly during conversations.… Read the rest →