Impact of Nature on Mental Health

Written By: Emily Peterson, MS, LPC-IT Hello Summer!  Summertime is often the time of the year where many of us try to get outside and enjoy the warmer weather (I know I do!).  It is no surprise that spending time in nature can have positive effects on mental health.  Being… Read more

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How to be a better Ally

Written by: Emily Peterson, MS, LPC-IT Welcome to June!  School is out.  The sun has (finally) come out!  And you may know someone who has come out!  Don’t know what to say, or how to support that person?  You are in luck because this blog will provide you with some… Read more

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Learning and Growing

Written by:  Stacy Stefaniak Luther, PsyD, LPC Hanging up on the wall of my office are 3 picture frames and next to them on a shelf is another. Across the room is a certificate and a professional license. There are also books, books, and more books. These framed, fancy pieces… Read more

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Anger…… why such a bad rap?

Written by: Melanie Strand, CSAC, LPC-IT Anger has many uses.  It helps move us, change and motivate us.  Anger protects our feelings, right?  Anger protects us from being hurt…… correct?  Anger creates space from others, so much so it can alienate us from the ones that we love the most. … Read more

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Mental Wellness and the Impact on Young Adults

Written by: Ashley Miller, MS, LPC, SAC A recent study from American Psychological Association found that “a percentage of young Americans experiencing certain types of mental health disorders has risen significantly over the past decade, with no corresponding increase in older adults”. What does this mean in regards to young… Read more

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Happiness Hijackers

Written by: Judy Lemke, MS, LPC, LCSW The decision to enter mental health therapy can be due to a vast number of reasons or circumstances. Common issues may be anxiety, depression, relationship issues, medical concerns, anger issues, mood swings, conflicts with employers or co-workers, eating disorders, gender dysphoria, and more.  … Read more

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Put On Your Own Oxygen Mask Before Assisting Others

Written by: Rachel Eifert, MS, LPC, CSAC, CS-IT The compassion and empathy shown by healthcare, law enforcement and community service professionals can prove to be physically, mentally and economically costly. The term Compassion Fatigue was first coined by Dr. Charles Figley (1995), director of Traumatology Institute at Tulane University and… Read more

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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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