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  • Holiday Stress

    Navigating Holiday Stress by Lacey Marks, LCSW The holidays can be stressful, ask around. Between the finances, family tension, and unrealistic expectations, the holidays can become a time of stress rather than joy. How do we get back to the real purpose behind your holiday …

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  • After a Trauma, How To Start Feeling Better

    Start Feeling Better Post – Trauma Tips by New Directions Counseling Services Unexpected. Hard to imagine. Breath stealing. Shocking. Traumas take something from us that takes time to recover. They are difficult to process in the moment and confusing to reflect upon. Often, our emotions …

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  • Group therapy: A Deep Connection

    Imagine Being Supported. Experience a Deep Connection. The Power of Group Therapy By Margaret Sechler, LCSW “Group helps me to know I am not alone in what I’m going through.” – M.R. New Directions group member. Despite all of our technological advances, the innate human …

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  • Honoring Your Emotions

    Honor Emotions Your strong emotions may be a blessing By Christine Kobik, LPC A fictional young woman, Jessica has often been anxious but since she’s been with John her anxiety has gotten much worse.  It has been over a year now and she just can’t …

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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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