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Living Healthy: How We Do It; Why We Don’t

By: Steve Gainey, MA, LLP, ADS, CAADC, EAC Clinical Specialist – Living Healthy.  It’s a concept we hear and see everywhere – on local and national news, commercials, break rooms, social media, hundreds of books, and we often talk to friends and family about it, too. There are new superfoods introduced regularly, along with “the Read More

Archetypes and What We Can Learn From Them

By: Steve Gainey, MA, LLP, ADS, CAADC, EAC Clinical Specialist – An archetype is a representative example of something and may be used as a default mental image. In personality, they are universal models of people, behavior, or personality that plays a role in influencing our human behavior. Carl Jung was well known for working Read More

Are you REALLY listening?

By Cynthia May, MA, LLP, EAC Clinical Specialist – I work with many clients who want to learn how to better communicate with their spouse, partner, child, or co-worker. When I work with couples, in particular, I ask each individual what they hope to gain from counseling; the common response is, “to communicate better.” Learning Read More

Understanding Anger and Strategies to Manage It

By: Nanette Kerwick, LMSW, CEAP, CAADC, EAC Clinical Specialist – Most human beings get angry. We are naturally emotional creatures. Anger is experienced as a spectrum, from mild irritation to rage. Like other emotions, anger causes physiological and biological changes. Heart rate and blood pressure increase, as do levels of energy hormones (adrenaline and non-adrenaline.) Read More

The Benefits of Gratitude

By: Steve Gainey, MA, LLP, ADS, CAADC, EAC Clinical Specialist A Harvard Medical School article explains gratitude as “…a thankful appreciation for what an individual receives, whether tangible or intangible. With gratitude, people acknowledge the goodness in their lives. As a result, gratitude also helps people connect to something larger than themselves as individuals, whether Read More

May – Mental Health Awareness Month

By: Nanette Kerwick, LMSW, CEAP, CAADC, EAC Clinical Specialist – May is Mental Health Awareness Month. The importance of mental health awareness month is to raise awareness and reduce the stigma that so many people experience. Before the Covid-19 pandemic, statistics revealed that one in five American adults lived with a diagnosable mental health condition. Read More

7 Tips for Navigating the 2020 Election Season

By: Karen Thompson, LMSW, CEAP, CAADC, SAP, EAC Clinical Specialist – Relentless TV ads, social media posts, and election yard signs popping up on neighbor’s lawns are all reminding us that it is election season. According to a survey by the American Psychological Association, 52% of adults identified the last presidential election in 2016 as Read More