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Step-Family Living

Step-family living is unique due to the reality of “loss” as a major feature of how the new couple has come together. In addition to the loss of a dream for the parents and children, the challenges to not add to this loss becomes an added pressure.

Signs of Depression

According to the National Institute of Health, 19 million Americans struggle with depression. It is the leading cause of disability in the US and worldwide.


80% of people with depression improve with treatment.

What is EMDR Therapy

EMDR is a structured therapy that encourages the patient to focus briefly on the trauma memory while simultaneously experiencing bilateral stimulation (typically eye movements), which is associated with a reduction in the vividness and emotion associated with the trauma memories. Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy is an extensively researched, effective psychotherapy method proven to help people recover from trauma and PTSD symptoms.

Adolescence & Adult ADD

Find yourself jumping from thing to thing or topic to topic without finishing the thoughts or the needed communication to be effective? Consider therapy and the possibility of medication to help you in the process of
overcoming distraction, hyperactivity or impulsivity.

Parenting: Overscheduled Teens

As parents, we’re proud of their accomplishments and hopeful about their futures. Yet we worry they are living at a pace that keeps them from experiencing the joy and freedom we desire for them. We want them to embrace responsibility and taste success but also not lose the battle for balance. Though they may feel invincible, we know the toll that busyness can take. So how do we help them find a rhythm that includes rest and leaves room for margin?