How to Combat Compassion Fatigue & Burnout

If you are a therapist, doctor, nurse, or if you are a care-giver for someone who is disabled, sick or in late stage of life you are at risk of something called compassion fatigue. In today’s blog article I want to teach you how to prevent and how to combat...

What’s in a Play Room?

What’s in a Play Room?  Come and learn everything you need to know about how to build your play room for play therapy! Whether you will be setting up a traditional play room, using an office for multiple purposes or using a mobile play room for play therapy in...
Parenting a Stressed Out Teenager

Parenting a Stressed Out Teenager

She’s under a lot of pressure between academic assignments, college applications looming and strife between her friends. You haven’t seen her smile and laugh in a long time. She stays up late to get school projects done and gets up early to make it to her...

Navigating Relationship Rough Patches

I often receive messages from 1/2 of a marital partner saying, “Our relationship has hit a rough patch and we need some help.”  It takes a lot of courage to reach out for help from a professional when you are experiencing relationship trouble It also takes...
Train Your Brain to Create Peace and Stillness

Train Your Brain to Create Peace and Stillness

Everyone experiences anxiety from time to time. We are wired to feel fear as human beings. Many people are plagued by anxiety to the point it interferes with daily functioning, robbing us from an ability to savor life. Most understand intellectually that we need to...

Feelings Need To Be Felt

If I had a dollar for every time a client has apologized for crying during their first visit to my office I would be a very wealthy woman. I find myself telling all of my clients at some point that crying is not only allowed, but encouraged. It is all too common that...
Play at All Ages

Play at All Ages

“You can learn more about a person in one hour of play than in a year of conversation.” – Plato Photograph by Judy Bruner of JBruner Photography www.judybruner.com Play is good for us. At all ages. It’s bad enough that many adults don’t...

Mission Statement for a Parent

In my years of leading parenting workshops and supporting parents in family counseling the most important aspect of these workshops and sessions is helping parents get clear on creating a mission statement for the very important job of raising their children. I tell...