Posts tagged Counseling in the heights
Summer Activities

Hey it’s Brittany with #weekendvibes!  School is out, temperatures are rising and vacation vibes are all around!  Summer is officially here, and there are a number of activities to do in our beautiful city.  Discovery green is a free option, that offers different things to do for all ages. 

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The Empathy Filter: Making the Conscious Choice to Take Another Perspective

Do you ever find yourself listening to a story from a friend or colleague, hearing their emotional experience of anger, frustration, indignation, excitement, hope, etc., and wondering how in the world they are arriving at the conclusions they’ve reached? Can you picture yourself thinking, “Wow, that was really cool of her” just as your friend is saying, “Can you believe how rude she was?” Or maybe you’re not the third party hearing this story from a friend – maybe you’re living it.

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Summer Counseling Camps Have Arrived!!!

Does your child struggle with back to school jitters? Is your child entering kindergarten next year and unsure of what to expect? Or, would you like your child to freshen up on some skills before returning to school? Heights Family Counseling’s child and adolescent therapists, Rachel Ealy and Kristin Tallackson, are leading a school readiness camp this summer!

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Grit. Gratitude. Grace. Essential Tools for Hanging In There

There are times when I find myself wondering how I’m going to [fill in the blank]. How am I going to finish my work and still get home in time to walk the dog and cook dinner? How am I going to take care of my aging parents and in-laws?

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­Gottman: Date 5

This week we are on to date number five: family and children(?).  This chapter hones in on the importance of talking about family desires within your relationship.  “What’s most important is that you talk about what family means and what you both want your family to look like and be like.” 

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The Joy of Conflict and Stress in a Relationship

Conflict is necessary. It happens, and it is a growth opportunity in relationships. I caught myself recently having a conversation with my husband that made me chuckle because it was exactly what I hear and talk about daily in the counseling office with my couple clients.

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How My "Bad Parenting" Can Help Us Recognize The Power of Our Thoughts

Your situation doesn’t cause you to feel a certain way. I’ll repeat this in a different way, what happens to you doesn’t cause you to feel a certain way. I talk about this a lot with my clients, but I really FELT it recently.

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Positive Parenting: Say this, not that

 Whether we are parenting, teaching, or nannying, frustrations get the best of us. We find ourselves frustrated with crying children who do not comply with what we say. Out of frustrations come demands such as:

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Parenting Throughout Our Children's Development

“It’s hard because I know you need me less and less.” As the words left my mouth, I instinctively knew they were wrong, yet I had been holding onto them as the truth.

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What is Up with All Those Acronyms: DBT

DBT stands for Dialectical Behavior Therapy use to treat a variety of conditions such as personality disorders, suicidal behaviors, mood disorders, eating disorders and PSTD.

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What is Up with All Those Acronyms: MDD

MDD stands for Major Depressive Disorder or depression as most of us know it. Depression causes symptoms including sleep and appetite disturbance, loss of pleasure in activities, poor motivation, poor energy, irritability, isolation, feeling slowed down or sluggish, and potentially thoughts of death or suicide. MDD may occur as a single episode, or for some the symptoms may be recurrent. Depression may happen with or without a specific cause. For instance, depression can follow trauma, life changes, or injuries to the brain. Additionally, MDD tends to have a genetic link.

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Resilient Therapy

f you are part of the human race, it means that you have struggled with self-esteem, self-compassion, and self-doubt at some point in your life. Many of us have had questions, such as “Am I enough,” “Am I good enough,” “do people even like me,” or “why do things seem so much more difficult for me?” Resilient based counseling uses a variety of techniques with the basic principle that the client has the strength and expertise to solve their own problems.

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