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Back To School

Back To School

As families are preparing to go back to school, we should remember the children and adolescents that live with mental health conditions. As a community, we may expect all children and adolescents to be excited about going back to school. However; for a growing number...

Is It a Bad Idea to Make Friends at Work?

Is It a Bad Idea to Make Friends at Work?

If you spend 40 hours a week, 50+ weeks a year with the same group of people, you’re bound to form bonds. For some, work is the only time they get to socialize with people outside of their family. This poses an important question: is it OK to make friends at work?...

Ten Practices for Authentic Living

Ten Practices for Authentic Living

Love and belonging give purpose to our lives. We often engage in fear-based behaviors to “try to fit in” or try to protect ourselves from losing the potential of love and belonging, but these behaviors end up separating us even more from feeling fulfilled, living...

Can’t Sleep? Try These 5 Tricks

Can’t Sleep? Try These 5 Tricks

A good night's sleep can turn a mediocre day into an amazing one. Your brain relies on that sleep time to sort through thoughts and emotions you may not have had time to process in the day. Less sleep means less processing time, which can lead to an assortment of...

5 Reasons You Should Like Your Therapist

5 Reasons You Should Like Your Therapist

Does it really matter what therapist I go to? Can I just see any therapist? The simple answer is no, you can’t. In order to have a good experience with therapy, you need to work with the right therapist. Here at Perspectives Counseling Centers, we believe it’s not...

10 Things You Can Learn after Being Cheated on Part 1

10 Things You Can Learn after Being Cheated on Part 1

Being cheated on sucks. There’s no way around that. It’s natural to feel depressed, angry, frustrated, and confused after infidelity. Before you fall into a cycle of self-loathing though, take a moment to evaluate your situation. Something bad happened to you, but you...

Healing Through Forgiveness (Part 4)

Healing Through Forgiveness (Part 4)

Read Part 3 What about forgiving yourself? Self-forgiveness is necessary but can often be an extremely difficult action. Sometimes forgiving yourself can be more difficult than forgiving someone else for their offense. Maybe you can forgive someone else for a heinous...

Healing Through Forgiveness (Part 3)

Healing Through Forgiveness (Part 3)

Read Part 2 What is forgiveness and what is it not? Most of us assume that if we forgive our offenders, they are let off the hook, while we unfairly suffer from their actions. While God commands us to forgive others, he never told us to keep trusting those who violate...

Healing Through Forgiveness (Part 2)

Healing Through Forgiveness (Part 2)

Read Part 1 Forgiveness: Forgiveness is the intentional, voluntary decision to no longer allow the offense of another person toward you to dwell in your mind, heart, or spirit. What can happen to our bodies when we hold onto an offense toward us? Negative thoughts...

Healing through Forgiveness (Part 1)

Healing through Forgiveness (Part 1)

What is forgiveness? Forgiveness is the intentional, voluntary decision to no longer allow the offense of another person toward you to dwell in your mind, heart or spirit. Forgiveness is the act of understanding Ephesians 6:12 King James Version (KJV): For we wrestle...

The 3 C’s of Behavior

The 3 C’s of Behavior

Normally we would never strive for C’s, but for this, hear me out.  It’s pretty common that as a parent and a therapist, I find myself repeating requests, directions, commands, etc.  There’s a multitude of reasons this may take place.  For example, someone is not...

Stress Management for Children

Stress Management for Children

If you were to tell someone that you were “stressed out,” the other person may not think twice about trying to understand where you were coming from. Kids under 12 years of age may not get this level of understanding about their stress because many deem their lives as...