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Elevate Counseling: Developing the skill of active listening

One of the most valuable lessons that I learned from my dad was the art of cool-headed, active listening. He wasn’t one to jump into lectures or to give unsolicited advice. He didn’t yell or fly off the handle.  This doesn’t mean that I didn’t get clear messages from him when I had crossed a…

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Friday 5: Mental Health

Friday Five: Elevate Counseling Links

Here is what we’ve been reading this week in mental health! This week:   A fun family-bonding activity, digital hoarding, purpose as the key to longevity, and finding connection in common struggles. Looking for a fun activity to do with the family? Take this 8-minute quiz, and discuss the results. The “16 personalities” are based on…

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The Struggles of “Twice Exceptional” Students

Elevate Counseling Gifted and Dyslexic? Twice Exceptional

“I’ve fooled everyone into thinking I’m smart” – The Twice-Exceptional Student When I was in grad school, I had a fellowship at a nonprofit where I tested kids and adults who suspected that they had a reading disorder. This experience was eye-opening. I sat down with countless kids, teens, and adults who would look at me…

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5 Parenting Memes For Mother’s Day

This weekend is Mother’s Day. It’s a day to reflect and acknowledge how our own mother’s influenced and affected us.  And for those of us that are mothers ourselves, it’s a moment to enjoy the humor that’s essential on the road of parenting!  With that said, let the “Memes Begin!” A great reminder for those…

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Brain Need A Reboot? How Mindfulness Can Help

Elevate Counseling Mindfulness

Hyped Up? The Key To Slowing Down May Be Mindfulness We live in a hustle and bustle world.  We make lunches while watching the morning news, texting with a friend and eating breakfast.  Just this morning, my kids caught me listening to 90’s hip hop while scrolling Facebook and drinking my morning coffee on my…

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