CreativeCounselingCenter
03
FEB
2018
counseling advice for happiness

The Art & Science of Being Happy: Counseling Advice to Make You Smile

Everyone wants to be happy. It’s one of the only things in life that you can never have too much of. In fact, it is the desire for happiness that drives many of our clients to seek counseling services in the first place. Even shrouded by the disguise of other wants a...
10
JAN
2018
counseling advice for self-improvement

Grow, Give, Listen & Play: Counseling Advice for Self-Improvement in 2018

It’s 2018 and anything is possible. You’re ready and rearing at the starting line, wondering how you’re going to fill that blank slate of a new year that lies before you. Maybe you’re going to run your first marathon. Buy your first home. Learn a new language. Travel to an exotic...
03
JAN
2018
keep new years resolution

New Year, New You…For Real This Time

Changing bad habits isn’t easy. Of the 50% of adults who make New Year’s Resolutions, less than 10% manage to keep them for more than a few months. As our therapists know only too well, making lasting changes to our behavior requires either a radical event—a medical diagnosis,...
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,...