By Virginia Gray, LCSW It is a well-known fact that approximately 50% of marriages end in divorce. Over 1,000,000 children in the United States experience the dissolution of their parents’ marriage, marking the beginning of a series of life changes for these children and their parents. There are both short-term issues and quite possibly [...]
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By George Faller, LMFT Trauma is an event where there is a threat to one’s self or others and evokes feelings of terror, helplessness, and loss. It results in distrust, disorganization, and scrambled signals. It is not the nature of the event, but the subjective experience that is key. What influences our experience of [...]
By Susan Gestal, LPC Most of us are comfortable with our child expressing “positive” feelings such as happy, excited or thankful, but how do you feel when your child is expressing anger, fear or sadness? Ask yourself… in our home are some feelings more acceptable than others? Do you or someone you know give [...]
By Susan Gestal, LPC Discipline, there’s a word that causes some of us to panic; it may even bring up negative memories or fear. Let me put a positive spin on discipline. Discipline provides loving responses and limits that allow our children the opportunity to grow and mature in a safe and [...]
By Jill Woolworth, LMFT Yesterday, I watched an attractive middle-aged woman back her convertible out of a driveway. A car zipped by on the main road and she had to brake suddenly. “@*$%!” she exclaimed angrily to no one in particular. Her face looked contorted for a few seconds before she zoomed off. What message [...]