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Helping a Child Who Has Experienced a Traumatic Event

Whenever a child is exposed to a traumatic event, caregivers and loved ones often struggle to know how to help. Parenting a child or youth who has experienced trauma can be isolating. It may seem that no one else understands what your family is going through or how to...

What you should know about sexual trauma

  ]Statistics: The stats are increasingly hard to ignore. 1 in 4 girls and 1 in 6 boys is sexually abused by the age of 18. A majority, (93%) of victims, are sexually abused by a family member or trusted friend. Although statistics indicate the prevalence of sexual...

How a Child’s Mental Health Impacts the Family

    The most recent research regarding the effects of mental illness on the family unit has revealed some interesting data. We have always known that when a parent is struggling with depression, anxiety, substance abuse, or other mental health issue it has a profound...

Trauma-Informed Spiritual Care

When someone experiences a life-altering event, churches and other places of worship are often where they turn for help.  And rightly so, as these environments are recognized by many as safe sanctuaries offering love and support. While the intentions of those...

Finding Sanity in the Era of the 24-Hour News Cycle

  It has always been the case that bad news seems to get more airtime than good. But recently it seems like this has gone to the extreme, and tuning in could be taking a toll on your mental health. It’s not your imagination; our country and our world are facing some...

A Beginners Guide to Mental Health

  I often have clients who come to their first counseling appointment trying to understand what specific help I provide and questions related to the terms and titles that make up our mental health lingo. Does a counselor prescribe medications? Who is able to give a...