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April 15, 2016
by Dr. Dawn Crosson,Psy.D

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Anger or Abuse - What's the Difference?

April 15, 2016 05:21 by Dr. Dawn Crosson,Psy.D

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There are many types of abuse and all are difficult to endure. Physical, sexual, emotional, financial and verbal cruelties are among the various forms of mistreatment that our society faces daily. Another type of brutality that is widespread and difficult to address is domestic abuse. Domestic violence has been a concern in our society for decades. [More]

October 19, 2015
by Mary Horn, Psy.D.

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Can We Stop the Mass Shootings In the United States?

October 19, 2015 07:55 by Mary Horn, Psy.D.

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Lately a common news topic is mass murder/suicide. With the media reporting shootings about once a month (lately sometimes more), we are left with anguish, heartbreak, anger, confusion and fear. Besides grief, the aftermath always includes the questions of why it happened and how it could have been prevented or foreseen. [More]

February 19, 2015
by Tracy Busse, MA, LPC

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The Atrocities of Boko Haram and Isis ARE Happening in America

February 19, 2015 07:55 by Tracy Busse, MA, LPC

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In the last year, the chilling actions of ISIS and Boko Haram have shocked many. Americans have questioned their barbaric practices and lack of regard for women. It is hard to imagine something like that happening in America. As stories of survivors are released, hearts sink when they hear of women and children being forced into marriage and raped by militants (Those, 2014). But what if these same injustices were happening in the United States? Perhaps they are. [More]

February 10, 2015
by Karen Allen,MS, LMHC, CAMS, CHt

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Anger Management in 2015- What the Brain Tells Us

February 10, 2015 07:55 by Karen Allen,MS, LMHC, CAMS, CHt

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Through anger management training people learn to recognize and become aware of their anger cues as well as the intensity of stress, irritation, and frustration. They also address the unresolved pain contributing to their anger, as anger tends to anesthetize painful feelings and provides an illusion of control, power, and strength. [More]

November 25, 2014
by Marti Wormuth, MA

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The Importance of Healthy Communication in Relationships

November 25, 2014 07:55 by Marti Wormuth, MA

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Many of us know in our minds that communication is an important part of relationships, but many of us don't realize just how important it can be. There are a lot of issues that may come along as a result of bad communication, and if we don't address it it in a prompt and healthy manner, it can actually end up causing a lot more problems than necessary. Some of the main reasons that people end up falling apart or getting divorced is because of misunderstandings that happen as a result of poor communication. [More]

November 13, 2014
by Marti Wormuth, MA

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Coping with Losing Someone to Suicide

November 13, 2014 04:55 by Marti Wormuth, MA

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One of the most difficult things to deal with in life is losing someone that you love. But when they take their own life in some way, the suffering becomes that much worse for those left behind. Questions go through your mind and you aren't totally sure how to deal with it. And that's okay - it's hard to be the people that are left behind from such a painful experience. International Survivors of Suicide Day is November 15th, and this day is to help people realize that they are not alone in this journey, and that they do not need to feel afraid. [More]

September 4, 2014
by Marti Wormuth, MA

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Healthy Conflict Resolution

September 4, 2014 04:55 by Marti Wormuth, MA

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Some people do everything that they can to make sure that they avoid conflict, while others embrace it and get "toe to toe" with it so that they can feel brave and empowered. No matter which type of person you are, you should know that there is a healthy way for you to deal with conflict, whether it's in your friendship or in your marriage. In this article, we're going to take a closer look at conflict and how to deal with it in a healthy manner. [More]

August 3, 2014
by Lisa La Rose, M.A., L.P.C.

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Grace Under Pressure: The Art of Being Unflappable

August 3, 2014 04:55 by Lisa La Rose, M.A., L.P.C.

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Our personal lives and our work lives can be filled with tense moments, conflict, and competing demands. Life also delivers ups and downs in the form of job losses, cheating spouses, major illnesses, and death. Being able to manage these difficult times effectively requires skills that anyone can learn. Not only is being unflappable an admirable and beneficial quality in times of crisis, it can also be good for your mental health. [More]