Counseling Tidbits

Overcoming the Cowardly Lion Within

12/20/2013
Overcoming the Cowardly Lion Within

It is difficult to find the courage to do things we are scared to do. In order to help us overcome our internal Cowardly Lion, here are 7 tips to help us become courageous.

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To Tell or Not to Tell: Dealing with Sexual Fantasies in Therapy

12/14/2013
To Tell or Not to Tell: Dealing with Sexual Fantasies in Therapy

Therapy can be an intimate process, so sexual fantasies about therapists are not uncommon. However, patients should reflect on their goals before sharing with their therapist.

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Setting Good Boundaries

12/14/2013
Setting Good Boundaries

Setting healthy boundaries is tough but necessary for good mental health. Here are some ideas for how to do it.

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When You’re Down, You’re Not Out: Strategies for Dealing with Abusive Behavior in Groups

12/07/2013
When You’re Down, You’re Not Out:  Strategies for Dealing with Abusive Behavior in Groups

Abusive behavior sometimes occurs in groups and when it does, friends can be lost. However, there are strategies to help victims take back control and learn how to move on.

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Firm Boundaries Can Help Divorced Families

12/07/2013
Firm Boundaries Can Help Divorced Families

Divorce can be difficult especially when adding someone new. Yet things like open communication and firm boundaries can help divorced families successfully integrate new partners.

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Helping Kids Help Themselves

11/09/2013
Helping Kids Help Themselves

Kids with a tough home life often wonder how they can help themselves. They can see a counselor, read workbooks or even talk with friends.

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Emotions Come From the Heart Instead of the Head

11/03/2013
Emotions Come From the Heart Instead of the Head

Emotions are very important. They can mean the difference between health and sickness and good relationships and bad. If people learn how to truly feel their emotions, they can gain the emotional intimacy they want.

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The Challenges of Being Gifted

10/22/2013
The Challenges of Being Gifted

Although there are differing opinions on what constitutes giftedness, one common definition is obtaining a score of 130 or higher on an IQ assessment like the Stanford-Binet or the WISC. That score is 2 standard deviations from the mean of 100 and roughly 3-5% of the population falls within that area. Thus, one reason why […]

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