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Affection: It’s Not Just for Children

By: Steve Gainey, MA, LLP, ADS, CAADC, EAC Clinical Specialist – Affection is important; it makes us feel connected to others. The more affection we receive and give to others, the less lonely we feel. Being alone is not the same as being lonely. We can be with others (family, friends, partners, etc.) in the Read More

The Importance and Role of Friendships

“Each friend represents a world in us, a world possibly not born until they arrive, and it is only by this meeting that a new world is born.” -Anais Nin   By: Steve Gainey, MA, LLP, ADS, CAADC, EAC Clinical Specialist – In 2021, in response to the Wellcome Collection’s exhibition, ‘On Happiness’, Professor Robin Read More

Change Your Thoughts

  “Change your thoughts and you change your world” – Norman Vincent Peale   By: Karen R. Thompson, LMSW, CEAP, CAADC, EAC Clinical Specialist – Did you know that you can change the way you feel by changing your thoughts?  This is the basic premise of Cognitive Therapy, which focuses on helping individuals shift out Read More

Balanced Emotions – A Spectrum Scale

By Cynthia May, MA, LLP, EAC Clinical Specialist – We all have many positive and admirable characteristics that enrich our close relationships.  But did you know that the overuse of a positive quality can become negative?  It can become destructive and crippling. And of course, the opposite, is true as well.  Under-use of a positive Read More

Nature Reduces Stress Levels

By: Karen R. Thompson, LMSW, CEAP, CAADC, EAC Clinical Specialist – If you are looking for a simple way to help reduce stress, anxiety, and depression – take a walk in the woods!  Spending time in nature can help relieve stress and anxiety, improve your mood, and increase overall feelings of well-being. There is a growing Read More

What Do You Really Want?

By Cynthia May, MA, LLP, EAC Clinical Specialist – Has anyone ever asked you “what do you want?” And did you have an answer? (Okay, besides winning millions in the lottery.) Knowing the true answer to that question can change the direction of your whole life. You’ll have the direction to manifest the experience you 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

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