Grief & Loss

Jesika Austad, M.A

by rene marquez • June 28, 2019
Jesika Austad, M.A We all deserve to be known fully and deeply. As a therapist, I delight in knowing my clients and being with them as we explore who they are and what experiences, beliefs, and ideas have shaped them. I believe that you are the expert on yourself and my goal is to be a support and a guide to you as we understand your… Read More »

Charlotte Johnson, MA, LPCC

by rene marquez • February 6, 2019
Charlotte Johnson, MA, LPCC When bad days start to feel like bad weeks, know that you are not alone. It would be an honor to get to know you or your child better and develop an effective plan to address whatever challenges you may be facing at school, work, or home. Life can be very… Read More »

Katie Immerfall M.S

by rene marquez • February 6, 2019
Katie Immerfall M.S There are countless reasons why people seek therapy – whether it’s the daily stressors of life, relationship struggles, or painful experiences and emotions.  Challenges are a part of life, and no one is immune to them. Sometimes these challenges become too much to bear on our own, or we find that our efforts… Read More »

Stephanie Brace, MA, LMFT

by rene marquez • January 8, 2019
Stephanie Brace, M.A., LMFT Life throws challenges at all of us – sometimes small ones and sometimes overwhelming ones. It can help to manage challenges with the support of others. Therapy can be such a place. We all have our own unique strengths, although sometimes we are not able to recognize them without help. I… Read More »

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3 Major Ways to Tackle Stress in Your Life

by Amy Pierce • December 21, 2018

Everyone agrees: Stress is terrible. It’s the thing that keeps you awake at night and unable to enjoy your day. Sometimes stress helps us prioritize the things that need doing now, but more often than not, it’s a terrible feeling that sucks the life out of you. At its worst, stress can increase your chances of… Read More »


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3 Effective Ways to Beat Morning Depression

by Amy Pierce • December 21, 2018

BY GREG MELBOURNE Do You Dread Having to Wake Up in the Mornings and Face the Day? 3 Ways to Beat Morning Depression Do you experience feelings of fatigue, extreme sadness or hopelessness first thing every morning? Perhaps these feelings fade as the day goes on, but they’re back again next morning. You could be experiencing… Read More »


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Ten Tips to Help You Feel Happier

by Amy Pierce • December 21, 2018

BY WILLMAYO Happiness is an elusive concept, we all want it but not many of us can define what it actually is and even fewer how to get it. Unfortunately, a lot of us fall into the trap of the ‘I will be happy when’mentality. It’s an easy fix supported by our own psychology and propagated by the modern… Read More »


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Can Social Media Save A Life?

by Amy Pierce • December 19, 2018

By Ryann Tanap   Like many who have social media accounts, I regularly check my timelines and feeds for intriguing articles, updates and happenings. Two years ago, I was mindlessly scrolling through one of my accounts before going to bed and one post immediately stood out among the rest: It was a suicide note. Frantically,… Read More »


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The Pathway To Peace Of Mind

by Amy Pierce • December 19, 2018

By Larry Shushansky, LICSW   To create the roadways of a city, it takes years of planning, developing and building. It’s a never-ending process as new ideas are constantly suggested on how to make everything more efficient and in tune with changing needs. Peace of mind is developed the same way. In the 1900’s, scientists… Read More »


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Self-Help Techniques For Coping With Mental Illness

by Amy Pierce • December 19, 2018

By Emmie Pombo   Living with mental illness is not easy. It’s a consistent problem without a clear solution. While treatments like medication and psychotherapy are incredibly helpful, sometimes people experiencing mental health conditions need to do more day-in and day-out to feel good or even just okay. Some common self-help suggestions people receive are to exercise,… Read More »



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