1. Mixed Black Racial Identity Issues for Gen Z’s and Beyond

    It seems like there is no identity crisis quite like that of mixed black heritage in America. With differing views on how mixed race Black people should self identify, people often think of themselves as “too Black” or “not Black enough.” Take Barack Obama for example, he is a mixed race African American with a white mother and a Black father. On the 2010 census, Obama had the option to hi…Read More

  2. 10 Reasons To Keep Living

    Some days are harder than others. We understand. Here are some things to consider that we hope can give you a reason to keep fighting. You have people, or pets, in your life who care about you and want you to be happy, healthy, and safe. There are opportunities and experiences that you have not yet had the chance to enjoy, and you never know what the future might hold. You have unique talents, ski…Read More

  3. Selective Mutism Treatment: School Sessions

    Selective mutism is a disorder in which a person is unable to speak in certain social situations, even though they may be able to speak in other situations. Having a therapist come to a child's school can be very helpful in the treatment of selective mutism because it allows the therapist to work with the child in the same environment where the child experiences difficulty speaking. This can help …Read More

  4. My Sister Tells Me To “Get Over” My PTSD

    Q: Over my lifetime I've had some bad stuff happen to me. Who hasn't really. Mine maybe worse than other peoples and more than one time. As a result I tend to be jittery, irritable, distrustful of others. I can fly off the handle easily, even with loved ones. Sometimes this wears on my family members. They don't know everything that's happened to me but they know I've had some trauma in my past. E…Read More

  5. Unequal Sex Drive

    Q: My desire for sex is not nearly what my husband's is. I know that physical intimacy is a very important way for us to keep our relationship healthy and for him to feel loved, and I don't want to hurt his feelings, but I'm just not that into it. What should I do? A: It's important to communicate openly and honestly with your partner about your physical intimacy. It can be difficult to talk about…Read More

  6. Too Friendly Co-Worker: Should I Be Concerned?

    Q: I think my husbands coworker is flirting with him. I try to point this out to him but he denies there is a problem. How can I convince him that he should be concerned? A: It can be difficult to convince someone of something if they are not open to the idea. In this case, it might be helpful to have a calm and honest conversation with your husband about your concerns. Try to listen to his perspe…Read More

  7. What Is the Best Type of Exercise For Mental Health?

    Q: Help me settle a debate. My best friend says that cardio is the best form of exercise to lift one's spirits this winter. I think I have Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) and so we've been discussing it. I disagree; I find cardio repetitive and mundane and I would rather just lift weights. But I'm not sure it's going to help as much and he seems very confident in his opinion. What do you all thi…Read More

  8. Who Benefits From Parent Coaching & Counseling?

    There isn’t a one size fits all approach to parenting. We want to get to know you and learn about your family so we can work together to meet your parenting goals. Common parenting concerns that are brought to us include:  Difficult child behaviors  Sibling dynamics Parent-child conflict Separation anxiety Transition issues Problems at school Suspected or diagnosed disabilities  Parental burn…Read More

  9. Why People Consider Parent Coaching and Counseling

    Parents have the hardest job out there, yet there’s little (if any) training before we’re thrown into the thick of it! As your child grows and develops, the job constantly changes, which means the demands on you as a parent are ever-changing as well. Even if you are a reader, the book you read last year may not apply this year! Parents often lack the support they need and deserve, leaving them…Read More

  10. Celebrating Children’s Christmas Birthdays

    If you ask a child who celebrates Christmas about their favorite day of the year, their answer will likely be one of two occasions: the aforementioned December holiday or their birthday. But what happens when these two occasions fall on the same day? According to data compiled by FiveThirtyEight on daily births in the U.S. from 1994 to 2014, Christmas Day, New Year's Day, and Christmas Eve were th…Read More