What You Didn’t Know That Happened Behind the Scenes of the Las Vegas Shooting Tragedy

“Compassion Fatigue is a state experienced by those helping people in distress; it is an extreme state of tension and preoccupation with the suffering of those being helped to the degree that it can create a secondary traumatic stress for the helper.”  Dr. Charles Figley Recently, I was assigned to work as a Crisis Counselor […]

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#MeToo

Many of you may be familiar with the trending hashtag, #metoo, symbolizing the denouncement of sexual harassment and assault. Popularized by celebrities to spread the word and expose the commonality of sexual violence women experience all too often, this hashtag has created an outlet for women to unite and share their personal stories. It is […]

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Finals can be a tough time to take care of yourself, especially if you’re always inside stu(dying)…

I know, even the sound of the word “finals” seems to send a burst of anxiety running through us. It’s expected that you will be stressed, but it’s important to remain healthy, and focus on your mental well-being, during this busy time.  Here are some quick tips on how to manage your stress during finals: […]

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Help for Men in the Doghouse

Do you ever struggle to understand what is going on the female brain?  Does their thinking and frustration with you leave you bewildered as to why they’re upset with you again?  Do you feel like your best just isn’t good enough for your partner??? I help translate to men what their spouse is asking for […]

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Know Your Strengths: Area of Study Based on ‘Myers-Briggs’ Personality Type

As fall begins, freshman head up to colleges and seniors declare their possible majors. Knowing your strengths can help to generate ideas on what to be when you grow up or refresh your second career. With so many possibilities, it can help to clear the confusion by talking to a therapist. I can help be […]

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Goodbye Summer…Hello Fall

Fall Wellness

Topic Quick Jump What is your self-love plan Marriage Motivator #2 Eat to treat ADHD Marilyn’s Health & Wellness Tips Fall 2016 What is your self-love plan? I will… exercise to release the angst from my body to decrease anxiety so I can sleep better eat only foods that have nutritional benefits and boost my […]

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What Love Language are You Speaking to Your Loved Ones?

When I’m doing couple’s counseling, I am always struck by how so many conflicts are due to misunderstandings!  They way one partner expresses their needs and the way the other partner interprets those words can be worlds apart.  Often, they both want the same things, but their conversation sounds opposing.  My job is to interpret […]

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