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It Takes A Village: The Importance of Community

It Takes A Village: The Importance of Community

by Kayla Morgan, MS, LPC A quote I have heard repeatedly, is “it takes a village.” According to Wikipedia, the original quote “it takes a village to raise a child” is an African proverb meaning it takes a whole community of people interacting with a child to ensure he...

Being Content At All Times

Being Content At All Times

By Dr. Allen Bonner, DPC, LPC Have you ever struggled with being content? We all have at some point especially during hard times. It can be difficult to maintain joy when going through the to-do list of daily life, or a health scare, or when trying to work on an...

Joy Can Be Found

Joy Can Be Found

By Shannon Rainey, MS, LPC-S As the holiday quickly approaches, it is evident from TV commercials, Christmas carols, ugly Christmas sweaters, and family gatherings that there is an expectation to be cheerful and JOYFUL.  That seems hard for about 89.9% of us.  After...

The Therapist’s Perspective

The Therapist’s Perspective

by Dr. Allen Bonner, DPC, LPC   Counseling sessions with different clients are always just that….different! No client or counselor is the same, but one conversation that usually comes up, at least in the therapy room with me, is “What came first? The chicken or...

Being Mindful in a Busy Society

Being Mindful in a Busy Society

by Kayla Morgan, MS, LPC Summer can be a season of busyness from summer camps to vacations to children being home from school. Growing up, summer feels like a lifetime, but as an adult it feels like a flash and all of a sudden fall routines begin again (school,...

Hitting the COVID Wall

Hitting the COVID Wall

by Rebecca Hartfield, LCSW Over the last 18 months our nation has encountered an enormous amount change, families have experienced grief and loss, increased economic stressors, social unrest and isolation. This has left more than one third of Americans struggling with...

Empowering the Anxious Child

Empowering the Anxious Child

by Alice Goff, MS, LPC From the moment parents bring their bundle of joy home, the journey begins to love, teach, and protect the precious life they’ve been entrusted with. In those early days, it seems the parents’ main role is to soothe the crying or uncomfortable...

Can I Love My Neighbor and Still Have Boundaries?

Can I Love My Neighbor and Still Have Boundaries?

by Jessica Robinett, MA, LPC In Mark 12, Jesus is asked by a scribe, “Which commandment is the most important of all?”  Jesus answers with, “…you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your...

Change is Coming: Understanding Adjustment

Change is Coming: Understanding Adjustment

by Alice Goff, MS, LPC   To say that we’ve all had to make significant changes to our ways of life would be an understatement in light of the last seven months of COVID-19. Some of us embrace change and the possibilities to come. Some of us, however, struggle...

Suicide: Another Pandemic

Suicide: Another Pandemic

by Rebecca Hartfield, MS, LCSW   As we enter into these cooler months, we are greeted with the idea of Fall.  Stores begin placing Fall and Halloween décor in their aisles, shoppers are greeted with the smell of Pumpkin Spice, and what remains of professional...

Supportive Parenting: Moving Forward During COVID-19

Supportive Parenting: Moving Forward During COVID-19

by Dr. Allen Bonner, DPC, LPC This year has definitely not been what one would call typical. The coronavirus pandemic made sure of that. Everyone has been affected by the virus in one way or another, but this year has been particularly difficult for students and...

What Our Adult Children Need from Us

What Our Adult Children Need from Us

by Shannon Rainey, MS, LPC-S Being a parent is the most rewarding job. It’s also the one job that requires the constant need to tailor the job description. Time and developmental stages require that we NOT stay the same. We must conform to the developmental phase our...

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