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  • Heart centered healing

    At the Heart of New Directions ♥ An interview with New Directions Founder/Owner Michael Schneider, Psy.D. Winter 2015 When you come to New Directions Counseling Services, you can expect to be greeted in a compassionate, caring way that exemplifies the founder’s deep regard for the lives …

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  • Post Holiday De-Stressors

    Post Holiday De-Stressors As the holidays approach we can feel optimistic even hopeful at times in our minds. Reality sets in and soon it is all over. It wasn’t as great as we pictured it or it took more energy than last year to keep …

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  • Grieving During the Holidays

    Taking Grief and Loss Cues from the Holidays David A Morris, LCSW When we lose someone close to us the pain is palpable, the crying can be everyday, and the loneliness is scary. As the years pass many of us start to feel better and …

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  • Setting Emotional Boundaries

    Boundaries: Good Fences, Good Neighbors by: David A Morris, LCSW October 2014 When I think about setting emotional and physical boundaries in relationships I am often reminded of two examples. The first is a famous line from Robert Frost’s poem Mending Wall, “Good fences make …

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  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)

    Take Control of Your Life for a Better You and a Better View By Dr. Allison Bashe, Licensed Psychologist New Directions Counseling Services, LLC Have you ever felt confused about what you are feeling or experiencing?  Do you have a tendency to act impulsively?  Do …

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  • Mindfulness Practice

    Be. Here. Now. A better view of things through mindfulness. I once met a wilderness guide, whom had been guiding groups through the mountains and lakes of north east Canada for thirteen years, say the best way to survive is to BE HERE NOW. She …

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  • Job Stressful Environment

    Job Stress and Stressful Environments July 2017 Have you found yourself thinking this summer “Is my job toxic?. Is it the best place for me? Should I make a change?” Maybe it’s the extended daylight. Perhaps the summer vacation that give us more time to think. Or …

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  • Summer Routine Changes

    Summer Changes and Routine Roulette June 2014 The summer is often advertised online, on television, and potentially in our minds as a nirvana of sun, fun, vacations, and freedom! But it also means for many families, children and adults a significant change in routine. My …

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  • Eating Disorders and Anxiety Closely Linked

    There is a strong link between eating disorders and anxiety. Eating disorders are complex and a challenge to overcome, as symptoms and stressors vary widely among people.  However, research in recent years has shown that anxiety (and other mood disorders) and eating disorders are often …

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  • Teen Stress Affects the Whole Family

    TEEN STRESS – How can you tell if your teen or pre-teen is stressed? It’s not like the movies where overt acting out and pulling of hair is easy to spot. You may see increased irritability, hard to imagine them being any more irritable but …

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