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First Christmas with Adopted Child: How Can We Create New Traditions and Include Our Existing Children?

First Christmas with Adopted Child: How Can We Create New Traditions and Include Our Existing Children? By Michelle K. Forgey LMHC, LPC, RPT, MA Crosswinds Therapist   Oh, the holidays. It’s a time for rejoicing, celebrating, laughing, getting family and friends together, mourning the loss of loved ones not present, and dealing with all of […]

‘I Can’t Afford It’ And 6 Other Myths About Counseling

‘I Can’t Afford It’ And 6 Other Myths About Counseling By: Blake Neuhauser, M.A. – Therapist   Have you ever thought to yourself “I wish I could try counseling, but I cannot afford it,” “If I enter counseling, my friends and family will think I am crazy,” or “The therapist won’t be able to understand […]

I Want to Go Back To Work, But My Husband Wants Me to Stay Home

I Want to Go Back To Work But My Husband Wants Me to Stay Home By Suzanne Poe, Family Consultant Such a dilemma has become more prevalent as women value both the nurturing of their children and fulfilling their own needs for self-expression. It is also a dilemma likely to elicit very strong feelings from […]

My Teenager Isn’t Depressed, She’s Just Being Dramatic

My Teenager Isn’t Depressed, She’s Just Being Dramatic By: Janae Webb, MS.Ed – Therapist   Drama tends to be a common part of adolescence, particularly for girls. The emotional “ups” and “downs” are a normal part of the hormonal and physical changes of puberty. Drama often is a part of this process because it is […]