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Why Play Therapy?

Why Play Therapy?   Maybe you’re looking into counseling options for your child, or maybe you know someone who sees a Play Therapist, or maybe you’re just generally curious about the topic of Play Therapy! Either way, in this blog I hope to give just a brief...

Is Stress Killing You?

Have you ever been in a difficult conversation and felt your heart rate increase, your palms get sweaty, and your eyes go blurry? Or have you been sitting alone and had a past memory pop up in your mind and all of a sudden your jaw and shoulders tense and you feel a...

Developing Safe Relationships

A point I tend to make often with clients is that having safe relationships is important to our mental and emotional health. We all need someone we can feel safe to confide in and feel heard. If we want to overcome hardships and struggles, it is easier with the help...

Am I DOWN? Or Am I DEPRESSED?

Feeling “depressed” is a phrase that’s tossed around pretty often, when someone’s had a bad day or didn’t get the job they were hoping for. It’s become a part of the common vernacular, which can be confusing when someone is actually suffering with clinical depression...

How Our Emotions Can Lead To Procrastination

In a previous post, I described the problems of procrastination and suggested several tips on how to  get things done. For some, procrastination can be solved with developing skills like time-management and effective scheduling. However, sometimes a better schedule...