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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

Suicide is Preventable

By: Nanette Kerwick, LMSW, CEAP, CAADC EAC Clinical Specialist – September is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month – an opportunity to raise awareness about suicide and highlight the resources available. Did you know that suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the US (pre Covid-19)? For every successful suicide, 25 were attempted. It is 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

It’s All About Our Perspective

There was once an older woman who locked her keys in the car. As she was struggling with a coat hanger to get her car unlocked, she prayed and asked God for help in solving her dilemma. Soon, a man on a motorcycle pulled up beside her.  He was rough looking and covered with tattoos Read More

Calm and Curious

Disagreements happen. It is how we respond to them that will improve the relationship or break it apart.  There is no benefit in trying to re-hash what happened and force agreement on the details. Every time we remember an event, our memory of it changes just slightly. In addition, no two people see things in Read More

How to Make Hard Conversations Simple

This is a Guest Post by: Ben Martin, Thera Rising It feels like the most important conversations are the hardest to have, doesn’t it? How many times have we known we should bring up a tough subject, only to chicken out when that toe-curling feeling of apprehension wiggles up in our gut? What if I told Read More