How To Recognize Summer Depression And What You Can Do To Manage It

How To Recognize Summer Depression And What You Can Do To Manage It

Summer. It’s when we get to enjoy cool activities rather than just dream about them. And that includes long warm evenings, outdoor barbecues, holidays, vacations and so much more. So, after yearning for summer for months and months, it seems strange that anyone would feel depressed at that time of year. But for some people, […]

Attachment in Adoptive, Fostering, & Blended Families by David Bourne MS, LPC

Posted by on May 4, 2018 in Coping, Marriage, Parenting, Youth | No Comments
Attachment in Adoptive, Fostering, & Blended Families by David Bourne MS, LPC

Families come in all shapes and sizes. Recently I am seeing more created families coming into my office in the form of adoption and fostering as well as blended families. Families are beautiful expressions of love. That being said, families can require lots of work to help them flow smoothly. One frequent issue I see […]

What Is A Functioning Addict?

What Is A Functioning Addict?

What is a Functional Addict?   More than 16 million American adults over the age of 17 were classified with an alcohol use disorder in 2013, the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism(NIAAA) reports.   Image Source: https://skywoodrecovery.com/wp-content/uploads/loved-ones-in-addiction.png When you think of an alcoholic, or someone who regularly engages in unhealthy and heavy drinking episodes, […]

Depression in a Time of Change by TC Long, LPC

Posted by on Feb 13, 2018 in Coping | No Comments
Depression in a Time of Change by TC Long, LPC

Do you feel like there is little hope for the future in America? Do you feel like your sense of happiness is being pushed down into the ground? Are you scrolling through your Facebook newsfeed in disbelief at the posts everyone is sharing? If so, first and foremost, know that you’re not alone! We are […]

Proof You’re Not Crazy

Posted by on Jan 23, 2017 in Coping | No Comments

At least once a week someone will ask me, “Am I crazy?” It’s one of my favorite counseling questions. Because I love to tell people they’re not. It’s a legitimate question, I guess. If you’re crying all day, punching walls, or if you’re too afraid leave the house it could feel like you’re ready for […]