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Communicating with Teens

Wednesday, November 26th, 2014

Parenting is difficult, but it can be especially hard when you are having trouble communicating with your teenager. While you may feel as though you are being perfectly clear when conveying your thoughts and feelings, your teen may not understand what you mean. You may need to explain yourself a bit better in order for […]

Improving the Balance in a Manipulative Friendship

Friday, March 28th, 2014

Friends are valuable, and your healthy relationships can contribute to your overall well-being. However, you may find that some friends tend to take more than they give, and they may be master manipulators. If you think that you are in a manipulative friendship, then you need to think carefully about whether the relationship is beneficial. […]

Would Your Marriage Benefit from Counseling?

Tuesday, March 18th, 2014

If you are struggling in your marriage, you may be considering separation or divorce. While 50 percent of marriages end in divorce, there may be some things that you can do to rebuild your relationship as a married couple. In some cases, the repairs can be done on your own, but it may be beneficial […]

How to Overcome Anxiety

Thursday, March 6th, 2014

If you suffer from anxiety, then you know how debilitating it can be. Anxiety can keep you from pursuing your dreams, and it makes it difficult to enjoy all that your life has to offer. Fortunately, you don’t have to let your discomfort rule your life. If you pay attention to the things that make […]

Protect Your Child from Cyberbullying

Tuesday, February 25th, 2014

If you have a child who spends time online, then you need to keep an eye out for cyberbullying. In the past, children could escape from the taunts and maliciousness of other children once they went home after school let out for the day, but now these harmful actions can continue into the evening through […]

Tips to Improve Your Body Image

Tuesday, February 18th, 2014

If you are like the majority of young men and women, you are dissatisfied with what you see in the mirror each day. Fortunately, there are things you can do to improve your body image so that you feel more comfortable with who you are. Avoid the Media We are surrounded by images of people […]

Learning More About Autism

Friday, February 7th, 2014

If your child has been recently diagnosed with autism, then you may be experiencing a variety of emotions. You may feel overwhelmed, lost and unprepared, but there are many resources that are available to assist you. It is important to get the help you need in order to learn more about your child’s disorder, but […]

Preventing Suicide

Thursday, January 30th, 2014

Suicide is one of the leading causes of death in the nation, and it is especially prevalent in young adults. The number of people who commit suicide continues to grow each year, but it can be prevented. If you know someone who is very depressed or who has mentioned committing suicide, there are some things […]

What Is a Licensed Professional Counselor?

Friday, January 24th, 2014

A licensed professional counselor is a medical professional who is specially trained to provide substance abuse and mental health services. These counselors can assist with mental, emotional and behavioral issues, and they work with groups, families and individuals. Licensed professional counselors may be referred to as therapists, licensed clinical professional counselors and licensed mental health […]

What Is a Rehabilitation Counselor?

Tuesday, January 14th, 2014

If you have a loved one who is struggling to be as independent as possible, then you may want to take him to see a rehabilitation counselor. These counselors are specially trained to help people with disabilities and limitations, and they focus on helping their patients gain the skills they need in order to live […]