CreativeCounselingCenter
11
OCT
2017
pros and cons of play therapy

pros and cons of play therapy | advantages of play therapy for children

Low self-esteem. Grieving a loss in the family. Childhood sexual abuse. Divorce, eating disorders, depression or just plain old bad behavior. There are 1,001 reasons why a child might benefit from therapy. But why is play therapy the chosen therapeutic technique when it comes to...
21
SEP
2017
teenage counseling services

getting your teenager to open up & talk to you | advice from a teen therapy center

The teenage years have been likened to the terrible twos: experiencing new parts of life, expanding boundaries, throwing tantrums, self-centeredness and asserting independence are parts of both developmental stages. The difference is that teenagers make some pretty important...
06
SEP
2017
art therapy ideas for adults

art therapy ideas for adults | how to make art a therapeutic part of your life

Recently, the Colorado Coalition Against Domestic Violence (CCADV) partnered with Museo de las Americas to launch an art therapy exhibit, Las Adas, which will be on display beginning in October. The exhibit will display a kaleidoscope of beautifully handcrafted butterflies,...
31
JUL
2017
family therapeutic activities

we are family: strengthen your bond with these family therapeutic activities

Life, in and of itself, is hectic. But add a few kids, a couple of careers, some extracurricular activities, deadlines, business trips, nutritious meal planning, and, well, “hectic” becomes “utter chaos.” But “utter chaos” is not the ideal environment for quality family bonding...
13
JUL
2017
benefits of self care

benefits of self care and a few creative ways to practice it

Self care is more than just a pop culture buzz word, a trendy practice that will fade away as soon as the next fad diet, workout craze, essential oil cocktail, or med-spa treatment is discovered. Self care is more than just eating a nutritionally balanced diet, exercising, and...
07
JUL
2017
substance abuse warning signs

5 Warning Signs That Your Loved One Is Abusing Drugs

The idea of someone abusing drugs, or knowing a person who does, is a matter most would like to avoid acknowledging – but, it’s a prominent issue in society that matters and needs to be talked about. Over 24.6 million Americans abused drugs in 2013, according to the National...
28
JUN
2017
pros and cons of counseling

pros and cons of counseling | benefits of eft tapping, cbt therapy & play therapy

Counseling is a form of psychoanalysis that therapists use to determine an individual’s specific needs and develop or recommend an appropriate process for improvement. Therapy can provide a person with coping mechanisms, behavioral and cognitive symptom reduction, confidence, and...
07
JUN
2017
adolescent counseling

Adolescent Counseling | Does Your Teen Need Therapy? Or is Your Teen Just Being a Teen?

Adolescence is a period of growth, a fight for independence, and an emotional roller coaster – all wrapped into one. During pubescence, our brains are still maturing, hormones are out of control, and we are vulnerable to manipulation and sensitive to tragedy. Even one seemingly...
25
MAY
2017
child and family therapy

child and family therapy | the role of the family in child counseling

It takes a village to raise a child. Never has that old adage been more true than in child and family therapy. Children with mental or behavioral health issues require a lot of support, and not just from a therapist or counselor – from the entire family unit, too. Encouraging...
19
MAY
2017
couples therapy

Couples Therapy | Tips for Effective Communication with Your Significant Other

Any relationship has its ups and downs. All couples argue and disagree. There is no way around it. Every person grows and changes in time, has his or her own opinions, expresses emotion differently, and makes mistakes. We are human and sometimes our emotions cloud the logical...