CreativeCounselingCenter
15
MAY
2018
grief counseling advice

Not-So-Good Grief: Coping with the Loss of Mom on Mother’s Day

“Loss and heartache do not define you. They are part of your story.” –Unknown For many, Mother’s Day is a time of celebration. But for many others, Mother’s Day is a time of grief and pain. Whether you are grieving the loss of your mom, have a complicated relationship with her,...
08
APR
2018
helping children through divorce

helping children through divorce: advice from our child counselors

You had and you held your husband or wife, for better or for worse, in sickness and in health. But when “I do” turns into “I don’t,” it creates a mess of emotions for you… and also for your children. As a parent, your job is twofold: to find healthy coping strategies for your own...
26
MAR
2018
expand your comfort zone

Expand Your Comfort Zone: Fear, Excitement & Three Easy Assignments

“Unless you try to do something beyond what you have already mastered, you will never grow.” –Ralph Waldo Emerson Fear of the unknown. Contempt prior to investigation. Irrational justifications. These are just some of the things that keep us nestled snugly in our comfort zones....
10
MAR
2018
counseling advice for parents

Counseling Advice for Parents: The Power of Words in Child Development

“Words have energy and power with the ability to help, to heal, to hinder, to hurt, to harm, to humiliate, and to humble.” –Yehuda Berg Words have power. Every word we speak is rich with energy, and that energy not only affects us, but it also affects everyone around...
14
FEB
2018
ways to spread love

Spread the Love: 5 Simple Ways to Bring More Love Into Your Life

“And in the end, the love you take is equal to the love you make.” –Paul McCarthy Whether you’re a Valentine’s Day fanatic or skeptic, there’s no denying that what the world needs now is love, sweet love. Single or hitched, there’s always room for more love in your life—and what...
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,...