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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

Showing Empathy: Seeing, Listening, Feeling

By: Steve Gainey, MA, LLP, ADS, CAADC, EAC Clinical Specialist –The Merriam-Webster definition of empathy is “the action of understanding, being aware of, being sensitive to, and vicariously experiencing the feelings, thoughts, and experience of another.” This can be something the person is experiencing now or in the past. This goes beyond cognitive thinking. Cognitive Read More

10 Communication Mistakes to Avoid in Relationships

By: Steve Gainey, MA, LLP, ADS, CAADC, EAC Clinical Specialist – Effective communication is critical to healthy relationships. When there are communication issues and communication is lacking, conflict tends to occur. One of the main issues I have seen in my 30 plus years of working with couples is conflict communication. The conflict usually focuses 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

What is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy?

By: Nanette Kerwick, LMSW, CEAP, CAADC EAC Clinical Specialist — Do you wonder what the word therapy or counseling really means? Do you feel uncomfortable with the thought of talking to someone about your personal business? While there are stories about people who have been wronged by a therapist, most therapists are trustworthy and take Read More

Listening is An Art

By: Steve Gainey, MA, LLP, ADS, CAADC, EAC Clinical Specialist – I’d like you to imagine this scenario with me. You get invited to a friend’s cookout at 4pm the next day.  In preparation for the cookout, you start to think and plan on what you will bring. You decide to bring your own lemonade Read More

Philia – A Greek Word for Love

Next week, we will celebrate Valentine’s Day, a day to celebrate those whom we love. Did you know that the ancient Greeks had eight different words for love? One kind of love is Philia, often translated as “brotherly love” or friendship. This is the kind of love we can practice with people at work by Read More

Get Curious!

If you read my last post, you may have discovered a new word.  After I wrote it, I was curious – is there an actual meaning to the word “chit”?   Turns out there is! The definition of the word chit is: a short official note, memorandum or voucher, typically recording a sum owed.  That led Read More