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  A million years ago our ancestors lived together in caves. A thousand years ago they lived together in small villages. A hundred years ago children, parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins all lived on the same neighborhood block. Today, we are lucky if our relatives live in the same state. As a consequence of

  It’s important to avoid fighting words if you want to get along with others. Your teen will be especially sensitive towards you use of certain words. These include:   You Should (have to, must, need to, supposed or ought to) You Always You Never Why – why did you, or why won’t you. Name

Hurricane Irma Trauma Counseling. Feeling traumatized? We can help you. Our therapists are trained to help people recover from frightening experiences. I hope you are ok and didn’t suffer damages or too much flooding. Cheer Counseling was open Sunday night and we had a small hurricane party. Since then, I’ve spoken to several people who

  It’s been sixteen years today since the attack on the Twin Towers. It may be a good time sometime today to sit back and reflect on how this has changed the world, and how you responded to it. If you would like to share your story, and your feelings about 9/11, then please send

There is a strong connection between self-defeating beliefs and one’s functioning and happiness in life. Take this questionnaire to uncover your self-defeating beliefs.

  As children enter adolescence, they begin separating from the nest – usually before parents are ready to let them do so.  You child who was once so close to you is suddenly defiant and angry. He still depends on you for care and support, but resents that he doesn’t have unlimited freedom to do

      Children of divorce have a lot of emotional baggage to handle. Not only do they experience the loss of their biological family, but they often need to adjust to new step-parents and siblings. They now have two homes and families that they have to split their time between. Their parents are too

  School is back in session.  This is a challenging time for young children. They are meeting old and new friends, learning about their new teacher or teachers, and expected to do increasingly difficult work. While some children fit right in and adjust to the new school year, others struggle. They may be bright but

Many people come to me for counseling and ask about medication for their “chemical imbalance.” Although there certainly are situations when there is a true chemical imbalance, most people who suffer from depression, sadness, the blues, or anxiety are perfectly normal. If their problems were suddenly to disappear: suppose someone depressed over money problems were

Counseling for young children, otherwise known as play therapy takes into account the way children communicate. Adults come to counseling, sit down and talk, but young children aren’t skilled in using words to express themselves. They show their feelings and thoughts through play. Various techniques to help children communicate include using dolls of various ages