Safety for Kids

SUMMER “SAFETY FOR KIDS” SERIES (2013) SUMMER SAFETY SERIES #1 of 8 Empowering Children to Feel Safer in a Sometimes Scary World Since July 20,… Read More

LGBTQ & Questioning Youth

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, and Questioning (LGBTQ) Youth By Jennifer L. Kolb, LPCA, NCC For youth to truly thrive as individuals, they need to… Read More

Mindful Eating

What are you Hungry For? : The Art of Mindful Eating By Charryse Johnson MA Have you ever had a moment where you couldn’t decide… Read More

Community

It Takes a Village By Amanda W. Jamison Psy.D. You may know the African proverb, “It takes a village to raise a child.” This adage… Read More

Coping with Holiday Stress

Coping with Holiday Stress By Brandon Risher, MA, LPA, HSP-PA The holiday season can be a time of great stress and anxiety for many people.… Read More

Gratitude

Gratitude By Catherine Carstarphen, M.A., M.Div., D.Min Chair, Integrative Health Treatment Team As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation… Read More

Marital Relationships: Providing an Effective, Respectful Response

Marital Relationships: Providing An Effective, Respectful Response By The Rev. Brant C. Piper, Pastoral Psychotherapist The single most powerful thing that you can do to… Read More

Summer Survival Strategies

Summer Survival Strategies By Julie Powell Sanniota, Ph.D. As kids count down to summer, parents feel anxious about planning the perfect summer. Follow these tips… Read More

Healthy Aging

Healthy Aging By Anne Payne, M.A., LPCA, NCC Because people around the world are living longer lives, we are becoming increasingly interested in older adult… Read More

Forgiveness

FORGIVENESS Tammie Lesesne, MA, LPC Many of us were raised with messages like “To err is human, to forgive divine” (Alexander Pope); “Forgiveness is the… Read More

Mourning Beyond the Loss

Mourning Beyond the Loss By Mary Gail Frawley-­‐O’Dea, Ph.D. Executive Director, Counseling Center Senior Licensed Psychologist, Psychoanalyst & Trauma Specialist Mourning is an essential aspect… Read More

Marriage Wellness Checkup

Has Your Marriage Had Its Wellness Check Lately? Keeping Marriages Tuned Up Over Time By Brandon Risher, M.A., L.P.A.; Licensed Psychological Associate The everyday interactions… Read More

Spiritually Integrated Psychotherapy

Spiritually Integrated Psychotherapy and the Search for the Sacred By Catherine Carstarphen, M.A., M.Div., D.Min. Spirituality is “hard-wired” into our nature as human beings. The… Read More

So You’re Getting Married? What to Talk About Before the Wedding

So You’re Getting Married? What to Talk About Before the Wedding By The Rev. Brant C. Piper, M.A., M.Div.; NC Certified-Based Practicing Pastoral Counselor “…one… Read More

Educating Young Adults about Sexual Assault Prevention

Educating Young Adults about Sexual Assault Prevention: Tips to Get the Conversation Started By Anne Payne, M.A., LPCA, NCC As spring approaches, many high school… Read More

Middle School Bullying: Preventing and Coping With It

Middle School Bullying: Preventing It & Coping with It by Brandon Risher, M.A. Bullying is defined as the use of superior strength or influence to… Read More

Career Counseling

Career Counseling by Tammie Lesesne, M.A., M.A.T., L.P.C. Over several decades of involvement in personnel issues and career counseling, I have some key observations and… Read More

Treatment Options: Psychotherapy, Medication, or Both

Treatment Choice: Psychotherapy, Medication, or Both by Vivian Campbell, M.D. Modern mental health care offers a variety of treatments.  In general, the combination of psychotherapy… Read More

The Autism Spectrum: Understanding the Spectrum, Supporting the Family & Child

The Autism Spectrum: Understanding the Spectrum, Supporting the Family & Child By Julie Powell Sanniota, Ph.D. Autism Spectrum Disorders is a term that describes a… Read More

The Psychology of Aging

Conscious Aging By Catherine Carstarphen, M.A, M.Div., D.Min. Candidate Div., D.Min. Candidate A 70-year-old friend showed me a picture of herself 20 years ago and… Read More