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  • Depression Voice

    The Depression Voice What our inner voice tells us about ourselves. By David A. Morris, LCSW Sylvia Plath, famous writer, once described her depression as, “I could not sleep, although tired. And lay feeling my nerves shaved to pain and the groaning inner voice: oh, …

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  • Ready for School?

    Is Your Child Ready for School? Have you noticed any emotional outbursts as you get closer to the first day? Being ready for school after a summer of fun, relaxed rules, and no academic responsibilities is difficult. We are already seeing children at the practice …

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  • Compulsive Eating

    Compulsive Eating and Relationship Conflict The Missing Nutrient is NOT in the Food By Tory Butterworth, Ph.D. Overeating is a mystery for most compulsive overeaters. They don’t know where it comes from, how it invades their lives, or how to get rid of it. I …

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  • IBS Chronic Cases

    IBS – Knowing Your Optimal Gut Health Solutions for IBS Chronic Cases By Jessica Marshall, RD Normal digestion, absorption, and excretion are secretly the keys to optimal health. Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) is one of the most common disorders seen by physicians. In the US, …

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  • IBS – Constipation and/or Diarrhea

    IBS Diagnosis – Knowing Your Optimal Digestive Health By Jessica Marshall, RD IBS Stool and Poop Talk So much can be told about your overall health through your stool. One of the first questions the Vet asks is, “What does your pet’s stool look like?” …

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  • The Myths of EMDR

    Myths of EMDR: By Shannon Lebak, LCSW There are times when saying what something isn’t is more helpful in understanding it. We posted the first EMDR blog (click here) conveying what EMDR is and how it helped out Cameron with her struggle. Now let us …

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  • EMDR Blog Part One

    EMDR: Effective, Efficient Intervention for Trauma By Shannon Lebak, LCSW I have been a therapist for more than 15 years and I have come to realize that most people have experienced trauma. The misconception assumes trauma equates to PTSD. This is not true. Not everyone …

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  • Read Our Award Winning Counseling Blog!

    Recently, Online Counseling Programs (an online company that connects future graduate school students to online Master’s degrees ), selected New Directions’ Counseling Blog as one of their top counseling blogs in 2017! Their review states “New Directions Counseling Services maintains this informative blog on healthy …

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  • The Pain and Joy of Motherhood

    Happy Mother’s Day! The Pain and Joy of Motherhood by Heather Morris, LCSW Have you ever sat on the plane half-listening to the flight attendant explain that in case of emergency you should put on your own air mask before placing one on your child? …

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  • CBT: Your First Step in Making Change

    A Fresh Start with CBT By Nicky Dericks, LPC Spring is the perfect time for a fresh start! Maybe it means cleaning out the closet you have been putting off, starting a new fitness plan or diet, or you’ve decided you want to start being …

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