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A Brand New Approach To Goal Setting

If you’ve read anything about the traits of first-born children, that’s me. I’m a classic “Type-A” personality. I used a day planner until I purchased my first smartphone, and continue to carry a notebook for “to do” lists with me at all times. In fact, I can be so productive that I WILL NOT write…

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Home For The Holidays…Whether You Like It Or Not!

Home For The Holidays: Elevate Counseling

There are a lot of demands in the hustle and bustle of the Holiday Season. You may have school parties to prepare for. Gifts to Buy. Family gatherings. Financial constraints paired with the unlimited imagination of your kids! It doesn’t take much for the Holiday Stress to pile up. The joys of the Holiday Season also…

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Is “Emotional Baggage” Affecting Your Relationships?

Don't let emotional baggage affect your relationship

I don’t want her to go through what I went through” I often meet with concerned parents (mothers in particular) who fear for their daughter’s emotional stability as they move into high school.  The conversation with me often reveals that the mother had her own struggles in high school, be it grades, social pressures, or…

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Clashing With Your Teen Over Therapy?

Clashing with your teen over therapy? Elevate Counseling

One in five teens has a diagnosable Mental Health Disorder ( If you are concerned that your child has a mental health problem, a substance abuse issue, or a social struggle that is too big for them to handle on their own, treatment is important. Research shows that early intervention with effective therapy increases recovery…

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Friday Five: Mental Wellness

Friday Five: Elevate Counseling Links

Here is what we’ve been reading this week in mental health! This week:   Practicing mindfulness to reduce anxiety, What stops us from overcoming roadblocks, and perfectionism paralysis. I talk a lot about focusing on the present moment in order to reduce anxiety. Stress, doubt, and fear often come from an attachment to a specific outcome,…

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