How Therapy Can Help Your Adolescent & Help You PARENT Your Adolescent 

How Therapy Can Help Your Adolescent & Help You PARENT Your Adolescent 

Counseling is a great resource for adolescents - and parents!. It can be a safe place to process the immense change and growth they’re going through. Adolescents and adults, alike, need to understand and be educated on the changes taking place in order to feel best-equipped during this stage of life.

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6 Tips for Managing your Depression

6 Tips for Managing your Depression

Counseling is more than just providing you advice for managing depression – it’s about finding what will work for you. Counselors will journey with you past the tips and tools and help you grow and heal from your depression. It may also help you have a healthier relationship with your depression and with yourself.

Okay, since it’s in the title, here are 6 tips that I have found to benefit my clients who are struggling with depression.

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Why you should make therapy a goal and an investment for 2018.

Why you should make therapy a goal and an investment for 2018.

Going to therapy is an investment in yourself, but the whole process can seem daunting. So I’m here to give you a little encouragement and insight into taking the first steps and what to expect throughout the process of finding a therapist and getting in the door of the first appointment. Even though the process isn’t as daunting as it may seem, taking the first step to going to therapy is courageous.

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What Happened to My Fuse?

What Happened to My Fuse?

Although it may seem like you are going from a 0 to a 10 (on the anger scale), in reality you are not. That’s because if you have a short fuse you aren’t actually starting at a 0. So what happened to those first few units of fuse? Why are you starting at a 4 or a 5 instead of a 0?

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Your Brain on Anger

Your Brain on Anger

Anger is a universal experience. Everyone on earth has to learn how to deal with anger, and hopefully we can do so before harming those around us or jeopardizing our livelihoods.  Anger is often the culprit of doing and/or saying things that we regret, things that cost of our relationships, jobs, and even our happiness.  The question is, why is it so hard to control our anger.  The answer is more neurological then you might think.

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Why Does the ASCEND ® Method work? A note from author Michael Ballard.

Why Does the ASCEND ® Method work? A note from author Michael Ballard.

The ASCEND Method® is simple and easy to understand. It is logical. It is based on science. I have now used this method with more than 500 clients. I have taught the method to other therapists and they have used it with their clients. It works. It has an amazing success rate. Through working this method people’s lives are literally turned upside down. This method has helped me fulfill my professional goal: Stop anger from ruining people’s lives.

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