CreativeCounselingCenter
13
DEC
2017
raising grateful children

An Attitude of Gratitude: 10 Tips for Raising Grateful Children

Especially during the holiday season, it’s easy for children to get carried away with the “I wants” and the “give me’s” and the “I hafta have its.” Christmas lists are more exorbitant than ever, and even the most empathetic children can lose sight of gratitude as they tear...
08
DEC
2017
counseling ideas for stress-free holidays

Counseling Ideas for a Stress-Free Holiday Season

Maybe “stress-free” is a lofty goal for the holiday season, but when the decorating and party planning and entertaining and unwanted guests and cooking and baking and shopping and wrapping and whiny children and, and… Sigh. When the holiday season becomes more stressful than...
13
NOV
2017
creative counseling ideas

think happy thoughts: creative counseling ideas to promote positive thinking

The power of positive thinking. It’s a phrase that gets thrown around a lot, but what does it actually mean? What is the power of positive thinking? Well, it turns out a thought can be quite powerful—don’t underestimate the effects of a positive mental attitude! Recent studies...
01
NOV
2017
relationship counselors

10 qualities of a successful relationship | relationship counseling 101

“A loving relationship is one in which the loved one is free to be himself — to laugh with me, but never at me; to cry with me, but never because of me; to love life, to love himself, to love being loved. Such a relationship is based upon freedom and can never grow in a jealous...
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...