Counseling Tidbits

Breaking Up is Hard To Do

01/31/2016
Breaking Up is Hard To Do

Figuring out what to do about the unwelcome attention of an ex-partner can be a challenge. Putting distance, ensuring your safety and concentrating on healthy relationship skills can help.

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Implicit Bias Training Reduces Racism

09/16/2015
Implicit Bias Training Reduces Racism

In order to combat racism, we must focus on solutions. Implicit bias training is something that can help people unlearn their prejudices.

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No Longer Running on Empty: Five Ways of Recharging Your Battery

09/24/2014
No Longer Running on Empty: Five Ways of Recharging Your Battery

These days a lot of people feel like they’re running on empty. They report feeling tired, sad, depressed and unmotivated. However, there are things you can do to counteract these feelings. The five ways of recharging your battery can help you feel full of life again.

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Playing Doctor: Kids and Sexuality

08/30/2014
Playing Doctor: Kids and Sexuality

Although our society doesn’t like to admit it, children are sexual beings too. Many people remember playing doctor, something kids do to explore their sexuality out of a sense of fun and play.

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To Hit or Not to Hit: Why Spanking Children Isn’t a Good Disciplinary Strategy

07/20/2014
To Hit or Not to Hit: Why Spanking Children Isn’t a Good Disciplinary Strategy

Despite being used by parents for decades, research has shown that spanking children is not a good disciplinary strategy. Not only does it have negative outcomes for children but it is not even very effective.

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Moving Forward in Relationships: An Update

03/06/2014
Moving Forward in Relationships: An Update

In a previous column, I discussed why communication and setting a boundary is crucial for the process of moving forward in relationships. However, it is important to know the distinction between an ultimatum and a boundary.

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Moving Forward in Relationships

02/26/2014
Moving Forward in Relationships

Figuring out how to meet the needs of both partners can be tricky, especially when something as serious as marriage is involved. That is why communication and setting a boundary is crucial for the process of moving forward in relationships.

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Learning Empathy: Some Concrete Suggestions

01/28/2014
Learning Empathy: Some Concrete Suggestions

The importance of empathy cannot be overstated yet it seems to be a skill that many people are lacking. If more of us concentrated on teaching empathy skills, we might soon see the benefits.

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When No is the Answer: Examining Therapeutic Non-Compliance

01/21/2014
When No is the Answer: Examining Therapeutic Non-Compliance

Getting patients to follow the treatment plan is a huge problem for healthcare providers. Physician groups have studied drug non-compliance in detail and are coming up with solutions yet we are not doing the same thing for mental health.

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Seek Help for Depression and Anxiety

12/20/2013
Seek Help for Depression and Anxiety

Although mental illness is getting more recognition, many people still do not realize when they are anxious or depressed. Once they do, the most important thing to do is seek help.

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