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Healthy Co-Parenting with an Ex

This is a guest post provided by EAC’s partner, Workplace Options (Tatiana Miller – Senior Account Manager).  Permission to re-post has been given. The most comprehensive learning for children occurs through their senses. What they hear, they repeat; what they see, they mimic; what parents model to them become the child’s behavior patterns. When parents Read More

How to Know if your Child or Teen is Stressed

By: Karen R. Thompson, LMSW, CEAP, CAADC, EAC Clinical Specialist – Children and teens experience stress just like adults do. With increasing demands related to academic performance and extra-curricular activities, kids can become overly stressed as they try to manage their busy schedules. Some common stressors for kids of all ages include: Conflict with friends, Read More

What Enhances Brain Function?

By: Steve Gainey, MA, LLP, ADS, CAADC, EAC Clinical Specialist – Your brain is an organ – just like your heart, kidney, and liver. Just like there are things you can do to help those organs function better, there are things you can do to help brain function. This is not just for those who 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

June is Pride Month

This is a guest post provided by Cherry Health.  Permission to re-post has been given. It is LGBTQ+ Pride month. You may see an abundance of rainbow flags flying or people showing their support on social media. It’s not just about rainbows though. Pride month is about honoring the 1969 Stonewall riots , a response to police 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