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April 20, 2015
by Juliana Fruhling,MA-MFT, RCC


The Trolls That Don't Live Under a Bridge: Understanding the Threat of Online Trolling

April 20, 2015 07:55 by Juliana Fruhling,MA-MFT, RCC  [About the Author]

In recent times, with the increased use of social media and the internet as a primary source of interaction between individuals, we have also seen an increase in something that has come to be known as “trolling”. Trolling is defined as an online activity where “individuals actively seek to disrupt and cause problems for their own satisfaction or enjoyment” (Pulman & Taylor, 2012), and individuals who engage in trolling are commonly referred to as “trolls”. [More]

April 6, 2015
by Dr. Tony Victor D.Min., LCPC


Memories Pizza: Refusal to Serve Brings on Death Threats

April 6, 2015 16:17 by Dr. Tony Victor D.Min., LCPC  [About the Author]

CNN (L. Jones, April 3, 2015) reported that the owners of Memories Pizza, Crystal and Kevin O’Conner, have closed down their store and have gone into hiding. This was in reaction to threats to burn the store down and personal death threats directed toward the O’Conner family after publicly stating they would not cater a same sex wedding. In reaction to the threats The Dana Show, a nationally syndicated radio talk show, (April 3, 2015) set up a fund and raised $842, 387 in less than a week [More]

April 1, 2015
by Candice Hopper-Owrey, Psy.D, LPC


Childhood Denied: April is Child Abuse and Neglect Awareness Month

April 1, 2015 07:55 by Candice Hopper-Owrey, Psy.D, LPC  [About the Author]

Parents who neglect or abuse their children, negatively affect brain development of the child. . Children will continue to be haunted by their abuse into their adult years and will experience psychological problems. There are many ways to become involved with Child Abuse Prevention Month April is Child Abuse and Neglect Awareness Month. For the past 32 years, child abuse awareness activities have been planned for and participated in April. [More]

March 29, 2015
by Lisa La Rose, M.A., L.P.C.

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Financial Feuds: Can Love and Money Coexist?

March 29, 2015 07:55 by Lisa La Rose, M.A., L.P.C.  [About the Author]

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One of the biggest causes of conflict in relationships is differences in values, goals, and habits related to money, and communication about money issues. To keep a relationship happy and peaceful, it’s important for couples to understand their beliefs about money, learn how to talk about money, and learn how to align their financial goals. If you can do these things, you will be well on your way to having one less thing to argue about! [More]

March 17, 2015
by Mary Horn, Psy.D.


How You Coach Your Teenager Can Have Negative Effects

March 17, 2015 07:55 by Mary Horn, Psy.D.  [About the Author]

American youth are growing up in a society where competition and the pressure that comes with it, begin at the very beginning of their life experiences. It is not uncommon for parents to go to classes, read books, do research, and gather as much information as they can about parenting. Well-meaning parents want the best for their children. There are programs for babies to read, infants to swim, even sports that begin in toddlerhood. Often, parents will pick homes in good school districts so they can ensure a good education for their children. [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  [About the Author]

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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]