February Newsletter – here is the link to see it with pictures. If it doesn’t work here, try it on my facebook. I know that works. Enjoy! Linda

February Newsletter from Cheer Counseling

February 2012

Cheer Counseling provides cheerful, high quality and affordable counseling. We offer old-fashioned personal service that excels in all areas from office staff to counselors.

Happy Valentines Day from our Cheer Family to your family.

One of the most important areas of people’s lives, yet one of the most stressful, is our relationships with our families. The problems come about when we have expectations for our family members to change, but they never do. As long as you are trying to get someone else to change, you are unlikely to be successful. Change your focus on the one person that you CAN control – yourself, and you’ll gain power in a difficult situation. Remember, the only person you have control over is yourself, and once you accept that fact and begin taking power only over yourself, you’ll feel calmer, happier and more in-control than you’ve ever been before.

Groan of the Day

The head psychiatrist decides it’s time to see whether some patients are ready to leave the “hospital” so he takes one to a room where there is a large, empty swimming pool, and a diving board overhanging it.
He takes the patient to the edge of the board and says: “Jump!” The patient jumps and breaks both his legs and is carried away.
The next patient is taken up and after the same injunction, jumps and breaks both her arms and is carried away.
The last patient is taken up and told to jump and he refuses.
The head psychiatrist says, “Congratulations! You have passed the test, and are free to leave, but tell me out of curiosity why you refused to jump.” The patient replies, “I can’t swim.”

I’m excited to announce the NEW Cheer Website. Same address:
I’m blogging regularly, so check-in and see what I’ve got to say. Or even better, write me if you have something to share, and I may post your comments on my blog. Thanks so much! Linda

Counselor of the Month

William “Mr. Bill” Hogan
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT)
MA from the University of South Florida
BA in Psychology from the University of West Florida

Since 1983 Bill Hogan has been a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and is a certified parent educator, practicum supervisor and developer of mental health programming. He has been married for 33 years and has two daughters who have graduated from Florida colleges and are raising families of their own.

Formerly Mr. Hogan was the Program Manager for the Department of Children’s Services where he managed Tampa’s Haven W. Poe Runaway Shelter, and residential programs for children with emotional problems and pre-delinquency issues. He coordinated department wide recruitment, volunteer placement, parent education and community development.
He has worked for almost 40 years with Children and Families at all levels from child caring, counseling, supervision and program development. He has retired from program responsibilities and returned to Family Therapy and practices at Cheer Counseling in Brandon, Fl.

Bill is active in Gasparella events, and lives in Tampa



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