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Posts in Category: Family Life

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 […]

What Does Peer Pressure Look Like in 2017?

What does peer pressure look like in 2017? By Timothy LaGro, M.A. LMHC. In my work with preteens and teens over the past five years, some peer pressures have not changed since when I was an adolescent in the early 70’s. In many ways, the pressures of sexuality, experimenting with drugs, and music that parents […]

What does the church think about counseling and mental health?

What does the church think about counseling and mental health? Tim Gilleand, MA Did you know that 45% of regular church goers said they do not believe they would have been welcomed if they confessed to having a mental disorder? (Source: Lifeway Research) Historically, the church overall has done a poor job of responding to […]

10 Everyday Habits to Maintain Mental Health

Everyday Habits to Maintain Mental Health By: T Martin Graverson, MA Therapist With the business of life, the schedules to maintain, and the many responsibilities that fall on us, it is easy for our lives to feel out of balance and for our mental health to seem anything but healthy.  It is quite normal to […]