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Lessons Taught by Trauma

By Kristy Cobillas, MEd, LPC

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“What good does it do to talk about it, if it’s not going to change anything?”

When it comes to trauma, there are those who will attempt to mentally and emotionally bury the experience. It is true that simply talking about the past does not change it. Recounting the memory of a horrendous experience may do little more than cause one to re-experience the emotional pain. In therapy, victims of trauma can process the event(s) with the help of a professional,…

12 Tips for Parenting Your Teenager

12 tips for parenting teenager - no title picby Janet Kontz, MA, LPC
My teenager just doesn’t listen to me! They’re always on their phone, texting or playing games. They sleep all the time. They never want to talk to me, and when they do, it’s so sarcastic! Help!

Does this sound familiar? We often hear from parents of teenagers that they find it difficult to connect with their kids when they reach the adolescent stage of life. Many parents feel that this is the most daunting time to be a parent. Helping your…

Anger: A Multifactorial Approach

by Darrell Provinse, MA, LPC, NCC, Director and CEO

anger multifactorial approach - lioness no wordsAnger. What is it?

Anger is a God-given emotion that gives us energy to protect someone else or ourselves, or to take action against an injustice. Anger itself is not wrong.  What we do with anger or in anger can be very wrong.  Anger can very often signal that something is wrong with us with our relationship, in our psychological life, emotional life, or thought life, etc.  Anger is a secondary emotion.  Underneath anger, …

 A Hello From A Million Miles Away

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by Dwain Sliger, MDiv, MA, LPC, CRAADC

This is the day the Lord has made; We will rejoice and be glad in it.Psalm 118:24

I want to start with a question: Do you greet the day or does the day greet you? What was your first thought? Maybe a little explanation on my part is needed by using an example: when the alarm clock sounds, some may think, “Oh, good morning!” Others may be more likely to change the emphasis and think, “Oh, good. Morning!?”

When I was stationed…

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: Death By A Thousand What If’s

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by Kristy Cobillas, MEd, PLPC

We have all heard someone claim that they have Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) because of their proclivity toward keeping things neat and organized. Many a joke has been made regarding having “OCD” friends over so that they can clean the house. Those truly suffering with the disorder could only wish it were simply a matter of being particular or neat; unfortunately that is not the case.

Exactly what is OCD?

Characterized by a presence …

Don’t Worry, Be Happy

Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothes? Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life? And why do you worry about clothes? See how the flowers of the field grow. They do not labor