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Emotional Self-Regulation: An Important Life Skill

By: Karen R. Thompson, LMSW, CEAP, CAADC, EAC Clinical Specialist – Emotional self-regulation is an important life skill and plays a significant role in our relationships both at home and at work.  People who possess the ability to manage their emotions and behaviors often have healthier relationships and develop more resilience in managing life stressors. Read More

Questions to Ask a Clinician When Beginning Therapy

By: Steve Gainey, MA, LLP, ADS, CAADC, EAC Clinical Specialist – Finding a therapist can be challenging and scary. It can feel personal and vulnerable. Here are some questions to consider when meeting with a therapist for the first time. Do you accept my insurance? What is my copay? At times, you may need to contact Read More

Can You Recognize & Respond to Suicidal Cues?

By Cynthia May, MA, LLP, EAC Clinical Specialist – We’ve all wondered if we missed signs of suicidal thoughts of others.  Frequently, others try to hide any indication about their thoughts of self-harm and feelings of despair.  This can be especially true with acquaintances and casual relationships (i.e., work relationships).  People who we closely interact Read More

Reflecting on Words

By: Steve Gainey, MA, LLP, ADS, CAADC, EAC Clinical Specialist – Thousands of Candles can be Lighted from a Single Candle, and the Life of the Candle will Not be Shortened. Happiness, Wisdom and Love Never Decrease by Being Shared. – Buddha The quote above is displayed in my office.  I often look at it and Read More

Telehealth is Here to Stay

By: Karen R. Thompson, LMSW, CEAP, CAADC, EAC Clinical Specialist – There have been many silver linings that have come out of the pandemic. One significant change that is likely to continue long-term has been the use of telehealth. The pandemic resulted in expedited changes in health care delivery and the widespread use of telehealth for 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

HOT Topics During Holiday Gatherings

By: Steve Gainey, MA, LLP, ADS, CAADC, EAC Clinical Specialist – Are you starting to think about holiday get-togethers and dreading the conversations that might arise?  The uncle who is or is not against vaccines, the cousin who brings up politics on every occasion and makes their opinions loud and clear, the gossip about the Read More