Challenging Events


The Golden Rule for Cyberspace

Christine Vander Wielen, M.S.W., LCSW

Most of our teens know how to work with technology but few realize how technology works. As parents and educators...

Transforming Emotions

Kathy Ann Ward, MA, LPC-T, CSAC

A good quality of life requires that we cope effectively with our reactions to our experiences. Others may...

Just Love Them

Christine Vander Wielen, M.S.W., LCSW

Our children are not perfect, and neither are we. Sometimes their behavior may leave us scratching our heads or...

Tears In My Ears: A Conversation of Failure and Honesty

Lynda Savage, M.S., LMFT, LPC

Failure and loss is hard. This article describes how to get through the difficult times after defeat.

Blow Up - Then Shut Up?

Lynda Savage, M.S., LMFT, LPC

We all have emotional/relational upheavals. In the midst of these, the last thing most of us want to do is get...

Is Forgiveness Therapy for You?

Carrissa Pannuzzo, M.A., LMFT, LPC

We all have ideas of what forgiveness is and what it isn’t. The most common of these in American society is the...

What Do You Do When Someone Has Become Angry With You

Lynda Savage, M.S., LMFT, LPC

(Not someone abusive or a stranger, but someone who is a close loved one who is normally not an angry person. This...

Those Pesky Buttons

Laura Demetrician, M.S., LMFT

Everyone on earth has had their "buttons" pushed a time or two. Turn these irritating situations into a...

The Healing Cycle and The Wounding Cycle

Brenda Spina, M.S., LMFT, LPC, Christine Vander Wielen, M.S.W., LCSW, Carrissa Pannuzzo, M.A., LMFT, LPC, Laura Demetrician, M.S., LMFT

The wounding process in relationships can be cyclical. If repeated enough times, our responses become second nature...

Knowing IF and WHEN to Have Difficult Conversations

Laura Demetrician, M.S., LMFT

Difficult conversations can easily go awry. Learn some strategies to determine IF and WHEN to have a difficult...

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