June Newsletter

Who Am I? Building a Healthy Racial and Ethnic Identity Author, Julie Hall Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist A few years ago, my mom called me from our childhood home where she still resides and asked me to help her clean out and purge some of the old items and keepsakes that had [...]

June Newsletter2019-06-26T03:47:35+00:00

Parenting 101: A Guide to Love

By Susan Gestal, LPC While parenting is one of the most difficult tasks any of us will ever face, putting down the basic framework for how to parent is much easier. The application of the basic principles is what turns a parent’s hair gray! Children need two things. That’s simple, isn’t it! Children need unconditional love and reasonable [...]

Parenting 101: A Guide to Love2017-10-11T02:59:34+00:00

How do you talk to your Kids about Trauma?

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 [...]

How do you talk to your Kids about Trauma?2017-10-11T02:59:34+00:00

On Parenting…Very Important : but Doesn’t Draw Crowds

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 [...]

On Parenting…Very Important : but Doesn’t Draw Crowds2017-10-11T02:59:34+00:00

Discipline in 300 Words

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 [...]

Discipline in 300 Words2017-10-11T02:59:34+00:00