What Happens on the First Visit?

“Begin, be bold, and venture to be wise.” ~Horace Everything has a beginning. The beginning of therapy is the first session. The first session provides the client an opportunity to express what has brought them to therapy. The first session also provides the client an...

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What is therapy?

“We may define therapy as a search for value” ~ Abraham Maslow Therapy can be defined many different ways and it is not as simple a definition as you might imagine. A variety of words may be utilized interchangeably with therapy for example counseling and therapy tend...

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LIMITING SCREEN TIME HAS BENEFIT FOR CHILDREN

A new study finds that limiting screen time has a "ripple effect" for kids: "Douglas Gentile, lead author and an associate professor of psychology at Iowa State University, says the effect is not immediate and that makes it difficult for parents to recognize. As a...

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Do You Suffer from Anxiety?

Not all Online tests are created equal. Some are research based and have actual applicability. Note that all tests should be considered informative only. they are not an actual diagnosis. Here is one of our favorite online tests for anxiety. From Psych Central: Do You...

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What is Therapy?

  “We may define therapy as a search for value” ~ Abraham Maslow   Therapy can be defined many different ways and it is not as simple a definition as you might imagine. A variety of words may be utilized interchangeably with therapy for example counseling and therapy...

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What Are You Looking For?

Every day we wake up. Every day we think thoughts. Every day we engage in behavior or specific actions. Sometimes waking up feels meaningful and exciting. Other times waking leaves us with a feeling of purposelessness. Some days we wake up and accomplish great things,...

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Save the Males: The Coeur d ‘Alene Men’s Group

Men in the 21st century are facing unique challenges that their fathers and grandfathers did not. Consequently we see men who appear lost, bored, or drifting through life without goals or direction. Fewer men are attending college, choosing to get married, and raise...

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Stop Shoulding on Yourself!

  Have you ever heard the term "Stop Shoulding on Yourself"? It's a psychological term coined by Albert Ellis. The concept insists that humans stop attempting to utilize the word SHOULD to get themselves motivated. As the new year begins have you been trying to...

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Tips for Starting Off Spring Semester 2014!

Clean and Recycle! Go through your book bag and empty it out of all the garbage, old papers, and random junk. Do the same for your desk, drawers, and all around your dorm. If there is old papers or homework you want to keep, find a place to store them. The best system...

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16 Health Benefits of Yoga

What is Yoga? yo·ga ˈyōgə/ noun noun: yoga 
a Hindu spiritual and ascetic discipline, a part of which, including breath control, simple meditation, and the adoption of specific bodily postures, is widely practiced for health and relaxation.   16 Benefits of Practicing...

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Dead Week and Finals Week Survival Guide

For most college students, the week before finals (aka “Dead Week”) is rapidly approaching. It's unavoidable that Dead Week and Finals Week are going to be stressful. However, below are some tips to help insure that you aren't counted among the walking dead. Tip #1:...

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So You Got a Bad Professor: A Survival Guide

In your college years there is a high likelihood that at some point you will have a bad, or even horrible professor. You might find that the majority of your instructors are pretty awful at their job. This is a sad, but true fact of life. The following tips below are...

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How To Take Notes From Your Text Book

How To Do 3- Column Note- Taking It can be really difficult when you are reading your textbook for a class. The language is often so dry, that it is hard to pay attention to what you are reading. It might even be hard to stay awake while you are reading! Some students...

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How to Make and Use Flashcards… THE RIGHT WAY!

Flashcards can be an awesome study tool. Studies show that flashcards can be one of the most effective study strategies. However, like most tools and strategies, flashcards are only effective when used correctly. Follow the tips and directions outlined below, and you...

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Blog Series: Changing Perfectionist Habits

Most people have an understanding that perfection is an ideal that by its very nature is subjective and unattainable. However, some individuals have an extremely hard time accepting this concept because the pressures they put on themselves to achieve high standards...

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Active Interest and Providing Consistent Parental Security

As a parent, I am often at a loss to understand my child's behavior towards new interests.  The constantly changing hobbies, circle of friends, and emotional investments displayed by my child can be mind boggling.  One day, his main focus is Teenage Mutant Ninja...

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