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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Signs You Should Seek Stress Management Help

Stress is an integral part of life. Everyone everywhere feels stress; some of that is good stress, or stress that moves us forward. This could mean uncomfortable public speaking, or making your first independent dentist appointment, or buying a house. Yet there is the negative stress in life, too, like… Read more

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Signs of Adult ADHD, and When to Get Help

  Many associate Attention Deficit Hyperactivity disorder with childhood and, in fact, most cases of ADHD are diagnosed in early to mid-childhood. Often, ADHD symptoms for children can get better over time or they can learn to cope reasonably well after seeking counseling services, but a small number of children… Read more

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STRESS: CAN I MANAGE IT OR AVOID IT?

Shared by: Judy Lemke, MS, LPC, LCSW. It seems that no matter to whom I am speaking – friends, family members, co-workers, or patients, stress inevitably comes up in our conversation. If you ask anyone in your circle of contacts if they have stress, odds are the answer is a… Read more

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