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When Counseling Can Help

In life we think of ourselves as able to roll with the punches. We visualize ourselves as strong and durable enough to handle life’s challenges.

Hopefully that is true to some degree. Hopefully we are equipped to handle a lot of life’s stressors and transitions. Several factors contribute to our strength and resiliency. We can thank the families that we came from, the schooling or professional growth that we’ve encountered, and supportive people that believe in us, as well as several personal characteristics about ourselves like openness to new experiences, humor, hope, problem solving skills, or a sense of purpose. Read more

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Thanking the Bad for the Good it brings

Stressors and significant events affect us all. Sometimes we let those events define us and craft our identity. But what if we were able to see those incidents as understandable, manageable, and meaningful? What if they could be a part of our story but not the wholeness of who we are? What if we had held the power to remember those memories at will when we deemed it time to remember, instead of engaging in the haunting task of trying to force those memories to be silent? Read more