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Inspiring Thoughts from EAC

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

10 Things Caregivers Can Do to Minimize the Pandemic’s Mental Health Impact on Children

By: Nanette Kerwick, LMSW, CEAP, CAADC EAC Clinical Specialist – As mental health professionals, our experience in the past with traumatic events such as Hurricanes Sandy and Katrina, the 9/11 terrorist attack, and school shootings, has shown us that there is a long-lasting impact for a small group of children. Mental health problems affect one Read More

When Gambling Becomes a Problem

By: Steve Gainey, MA, LLP, ADS, CAADC, EAC Clinical Specialist – If you live in Michigan and watch TV or listen to the radio, I’m sure you have noticed the increase in advertisements for online gambling. You may have even seen several advertisements in a row! If you haven’t heard by now, Michigan has changed Read More

Feeling Connected During Pandemic Isolation

By Cynthia May, MA, LLP, EAC Clinical Specialist – In our current environment, isolation is a real issue. The normal gatherings that singles or couples attended pre-pandemic like art fairs, movie theatres, restaurants, sporting events, concerts and even your local city events and dog shows are not being held. Watching television programs can get old and 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