DOES WHAT WE FEED OURSELVES MATTER?

Written by: Rachel Zentner, LPC We all can agree that if we feed ourselves sugar, caffeine, nicotine, and alcohol all the time we pretty much know what that will do to our bodies, right?  But what about what we feed our minds?  Does it matter? As our phones get “smarter”… Read more

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The Vast Benefits of Mindfulness

Written by: Harley Stenzel Practicing mindfulness has vast benefits to many areas of life. Mindfulness is being present in the moment and aware of what is going on around you. This includes what you are experiencing in the physical world such as  what you are smelling, tasting, hearing, seeing and… Read more

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THE POWER OF MODELING

By: Kristen Brown, LCSW When you hear the word model do you think of Gigi Hadid and Kendall Jenner, or perhaps, Tyson Beckford, Cindy Crawford or Christie Brinkley come to mind?  Women and men in opulent clothing walking a runway or smiling from the glossy pages of a magazine or… Read more

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Seasonal Affective Disorder

Seasonal Affective Disorder is a very real condition affecting the lives of more than 3 million individuals each year. But did you know that a large portion of this disorder may be related to light? BHC therapist, Laurie Doepke, has the details as well as her thoughts about light therapy!… Read more

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Attainment of Happiness and Its Relation to Gratitude

Written by: Timothy Freundl, LPC In my last blog, I discussed mental health and the adolescent population. As a person who tries to always emphasize and build upon strengths and positivity (personally and professionally), happiness is an important concept to understand. Fostering a positive and strengths focus is especially important… Read more

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HEALTHY RELATIONSHIPS

By: Allyson Ende, PsyD With divorce rates at 40-50% according to apa.org, it is clear many people know what an unhealthy relationship looks and feels like. Chances are that you know someone who is divorced. So, what is a healthy relationship? A healthy relationship involves two people who are independent… Read more

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SELF-CARE

by: Stacy Stefaniak-Luther, PsyD, LPC I once had an instructor tell me that we do self-care the least when we need it the most. The difficult part of taking care of ourselves is that we have to make effort to care for ourselves. We have to put in the time… Read more

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THE PRACTICE OF GRATITUDE

By: Lauri Doepke, MS, LPC, NCC Closing the chapter of a year and the start of a new one can feel overwhelmingly stressful. Tasks, and perhaps life in general, can often feel daunting and exhausting. It becomes all too easy to get wrapped up in holiday events, feelings of obligation,… Read more

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