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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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  • April Winter Blues

    April Winter Blues? Really? Find some early spring tips to feel better. By David A. Morris, LCSW Are you feeling sad? Are you noticing your energy hasn’t come back yet? Several clients of mine have recently returned from sunny weather and immediately noticed the positive …

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  • A Blue Light Behavior Plan

    A Screen Time Behavior Plan How to manage your child’s exposure to blue light / back lit technology By David A. Morris, LCSW We know from the last blog “The Battle for Screen Time” that back lit technology (Flat screen televisions, smart phones, e-readers, tablets …

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  • Screen Time

    The Battle for Screen Time and Your Child’s Sleep By David A. Morris, LCSW Do you remember the riddle: What gets wetter and wetter as you get drier and drier? Answer: A towel of course! How about this riddle: What light makes you feel great, …

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  • Children’s Behavior: How to manage in 2018

    Controlling Your Child’s Behavior: Parenting Tips for 2018 By David A. Morris, LCSW It’s 2018 and managing our children’s behavior is more important than ever. The influence of social media is intense. The spectacle of YouTube is enticing. The immediacy of the phone is addicting. …

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  • Trauma

    Trauma – Adjusting to a Threatening Situation By Kaylee Curilla, Psy.D “We’re only as needy as our unmet needs.” -John Bowlby (1969) We do not come into this world with the ability to regulate our own emotions. We do that in relationships. Being in a …

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