Adolescent Stress & Anxiety Support

January 6, 2016

Adolescent stress and anxiety is a serious matter. Teenagers are under more pressure than ever. We see this with our clients every day and we are here to help. Stress & anxiety for teens can be helped through effective group therapy and training. Click To Tweet Leigh Swanson, LPC will be launching the Adolescent Stress […]

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Mindfulness Meditation Changes Your Brain for the Better

December 14, 2015

People who regularly practice meditation can attest to the positive effects of increasing calm, reducing stress and enhancing ability to develop insight on one’s life. Now, we have ample research to back up the positive impact meditation has. Dr. Sara Lazar, expert in neuro-science at Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, recently conducted a […]

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Me, My Shell & I: The Journey of Solitude & Self-Reliance

October 30, 2015

The metaphor of finding the importance of relying on oneself can be seen in the life of our mollusk friend the snail. Throughout her life’s journey, the snail finds shelter and security for herself utilizing her entire body as a sensory tool for what lies ahead. Though she may encounter obstacles along the way and […]

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Parenting Young Adult Children

September 13, 2015

by Lynn Louise Wonders, LPC, RPT-S, CPCS Every Monday night we have family dinner at my house. All three of our children know this is sacred gathering time. It doesn’t hurt that they know this may be their one delicious home-cooked meal for the week. My sons (now nearly 19 and 22) live together  (by […]

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Are You a Conscious Parent?

May 7, 2015

Dr. Shefali Tsabary is awakening Western Society with a new way to parent your children. It’s all about awakening and getting clear about who we are and what our mission is as parents. In her book The Conscious Parent she teaches us that we can change our thinking, change our behaviors, change our outlook, heal our […]

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Mindfulness for ADHD

April 24, 2015

If a child has high levels of energy and an inability to remain focused it is often diagnosed as Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). When my own first-born son showed these symptoms in preschool and kindergarten back in the late 1990’s the teachers were quick to recommend I take him to the pediatrician and get […]

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Nurturing Kids to Independence

April 11, 2015

by Leigh Swanson and Lynn Louise Wonders Parenting in many ways is about balance. Parenting kids for independence can feel like tricky territory. You know your ultimate job is to prepare your child for independence into adulthood. You also know it’s your job to nurture your child along the way. Finding balance between encouraging independence […]

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One Powerful Parenting Technique

March 17, 2015

by Leigh Swanson If there was a recording of you speaking to your child throughout any given day, how many times do you think you’d hear yourself using these negating words below? Don’t Stop Quit No You might be surprised to learn that you are likely using these words throughout the day when interacting with your child. […]

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The Joy & Juice of Journaling

March 16, 2015

by Lynn Louise Wonders I, personally, have kept a journal since 7th grade. That’s 35 years of writing and I must say it’s been a tremendous source of comfort and assistance throughout my own life’s journey. Journaling has been so helpful to me personally that I bring this tool into my work with counseling and […]

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Parenting Teens: 4 Tips for Navigating the Adolescent Years

March 6, 2015

This week’s blog article is written by my esteemed colleague Leigh Swanson, LAPC! I am thrilled to have her on board at Wonders Counseling Services as her expertise in parenting and working with adolescents is supporting so many families in the Atlanta area. Parenting teens takes special skill and a lot of understanding. In my […]

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