Anxiety, Communication Skills, goals, Social Skills

The Thing About Anxiety and Communication

Have you ever been having a conversation with someone who speaks very slowly, so much so that you can barely understand or make out what they are stating?  Often, you lean in, edge closer and utilize non-verbal cues in order to understand what the person is saying. Similarly, someone who lives in or is periodically in a state of anxiety is like a person who speaks softly…the communication is often missed, misinterpreted, or misread. 

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Communication Skills, Depression, Family, goals, Relationships, Uncategorized

Safeguarding Your Relationship during Lockdown

You are NOT who I married! Why are we even dating?! You are breathing TOO LOUD! Have you or your significant other found yourselves uttering these and similar sentences since the COVID-19 lockdown? Well, you are not alone. These past few months have been trying times even for the best of us because after all…we are only human. Sometimes we need to take a moment and work through what we are feeling to better understand ourselves and the relationships we have cultivated.

Here are just a few tips on helping you do just that if you feel your relationship is struggling during this very stressful time in the world.

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Anger, Children, Communication Skills, Family, Play Therapy, written by Erlese Caruth

Our very own Erlese Caruth, LPC, NCC has been published in Atlanta Best Self Magazine!

BSMOur very own Erlese Caruth, LPC, NCC had an interview and article published about her in Atlanta Best Self Magazine! She discusses parenting advice and relationships with children.
What an accomplishment!!! Join us in congratulating her!

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Communication Skills, Relationships, written by Kim Openo

Boundaries: What is Your Fence Keeping Inside?

fenceBoundaries are always setup with good intentions to protect ourselves. However, your high fence of emotional boundaries might be doing more harm than good. Kim discusses how you can deal with someone who has a Fort Knox style emotional fence. Kim also explains that if you are the one with the high fence, understanding how to communicate those reasons could be half the battle.
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Communication Skills, Family, self-esteem, Social Skills

What is Your Best Valentine’s Day Story?

-valentines-day-clipart-6Valentine’s Day is more than just flowers and candy– and it certainly doesn’t have to be romantic either. Valentine’s Day is about love: whether this is sibling love, parent-child love, or the love of friendship. Erlese recalls a time when her daughter gave her a very memorable and touching Valentine’s Day.
What is your favorite Valentine’s Day memory?

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Children, Communication Skills, Play Therapy, Social Skills

Why Choose Play Therapy?

What is play therapy? What are the benefits of play therapy and the signs in children that it might be needed? Erlese discusses how sheLittle Children Hands doing Fingerpainting found her passion for play therapy. She continues with how play therapy can be helpful and signs to recognize in your child that therapy might be needed.

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