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Dethroning the Voice of Shame

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By Deepak Santhiraj, Licensed Clinical Social Worker

feelings of shameWriting in his diary in 1892 at the height of the Russian Industrial Age, Leo Tolstoy observed, “Life cannot have any other purpose than joy and goodness. Only this purpose – joy- is ultimately worthy of life.” We can identify that goodness and beauty with unending joy can prevail in the face of monumental shame that releases a myriad of unsettling human emotions.Read the rest →

Upcoming Panel Discussion: Students Under Stress- October 18

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Grant will speak on a panel at the The Compass Church‘s Hobson campus next Thursday, October 18. The subject is on point for teenagers and parents of teens: it focuses on the ups and downs of social media and screen time.… Read the rest →

5 Ways To Help Your Child Make the New School Transition

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Think back to your first day at a new school. All the kids were so much bigger than you. You didn’t know where anything was. In short, it was all really scary. And that’s doubly true if you just moved to town and didn’t know anyone in the building.… Read the rest →

How to Take Control of Automatic Thoughts

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By Aubrey Morris, Licensed Professional Counselor

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How often do you think of things that you “should” or “have to” do? I’m not talking about taking a shower, going to school, or paying your bills. No, I mean thoughts like, “I have to be perfect”, “I should not make mistakes”, “I should not need help”, “I should be happy all of the time”, “I have to ______”…fill in the blank.… Read the rest →

How To Support Your Teen with Social Anxiety

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By Deepak Santhiraj, MSW Licensed Clinical Social Worker

social anxietyAmerica is in the midst of a loneliness epidemic that has gripped the nation with unrelenting tentacles. You can read specifically about the statistical significance here.

Social anxiety has a crippling effect.… Read the rest →

Our Therapists’ Favorite Self-Care Reminders

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Life gets overwhelming from time to time.

In those moments, it’s good to breathe deep, give yourself a break and remember how important self-care is.

The therapists at Stenzel Clinical wrote down some of their favorite self-care reminders, and we filmed the results.… Read the rest →