Articles from: September 2016

Why Do Kids Go To Therapy?

I love talking about how much I enjoy what I do.  When I talk about being a therapist, particularly one who works with kids and adolescents, the most common follow-up question I get is “why would kids need to go to counseling?”.  We often look back on childhood as a blissful time, void of the difficulties of adulthood.  That is, until we actually think about it. 

Kids are more aware of the world around them than we usually assume.  Think about it—when you were a kid, were you aware every time…

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Suicide Prevention Day is September 10, 2016

During my counseling internship I had the privilege of working for a suicide hotline. Daily I talked to people from all different walks of life, ages, struggles, personalities, family backgrounds, and circumstances. The one thing they all had in common was that they called a stranger because they were considering ending their life. And the truth is these thoughts are not uncommon. The World Health Organization estimates that more than 800,000 people die by suicide every year.

The other thing I was privileged to do was communicate to those struggling that there is hope! This year, take a…

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