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Posts in Category: Family Life

Online Counseling: Anytime, Anywhere

By: Michelle Forgey, MA, LMHC, LPC The term online counseling can bring a lot of different thoughts to mind such as, “You mean talking to someone through a video screen can be effective? Is it recorded? Is it safe?” Text counseling brings up another array of thoughts, “How could this work? Is it just like […]

Living with Anxiety – Find Ways To Cope

Written by Alicia J. DiGiulio, LMHCA Anxiety can be described as feeling uneasy or being overly concerned about a situation. Those living with anxiety describe having unrealistic fears that increase their worries. Excessive worriers can view almost anything as a potential threat. Although anxiety is a normal reaction to stress, ongoing anxiety may be the […]

Grief from Suicide: How Your Family Can Move Forward

  Written by: Shannon Brady-McElroy, SYMBIS Specialist/Therapist, M.S., M.H.C.   When someone dies by suicide, family and friends are prone to feeling significant bewilderment about the death. They ask questions like, “Why did this happen?” “How did I not see this coming?” The following feelings are normal when dealing with grief from suicide: Overwhelming guilt about […]

Understanding Complex Emotions of Adopted Children

By Sarah Lohman, LISW-S (Crosswinds’ Ohio Clinical Social Worker) The emotions many children go through related to their adoption are as complicated and varied as children themselves. Adopted children generally lead lives that are no different from other children; however, they often face experiences that are unique to being adopted, which can impact their emotions […]