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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 »

Margaret Champine, M.A

by rene marquez • May 2, 2019
Margaret Champine, M.A I’m Maggie and I am so happy you have found CARE Counseling. Alfred Adler said “The hardest thing for human beings to do is to know themselves and to change themselves.” - this is important perspective to consider when you begin a therapeutic relationship. I am regularly in awe of the courage… 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 »

Maggie O’Malley, M.A.

by rene marquez • January 24, 2019
Maggie O'Malley, M.A. It takes courage to seek support, whether it be during times of suffering or during a period of change, and the focus of my practice is to provide support by working together to cultivate inner strength and self-understanding. I believe we are not meant to experience our lives alone and that we… 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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Rules Of The Road For Succeeding In College With A Mood Disorder

by Amy Pierce • December 19, 2018

By Sharon Carnahan, Ph.D.   You’ve done it! High school is over and it’s time for college. Everyone is just so proud… and you’re alternating between wildly optimistic and sure of certain failure. As a person with a diagnosed mood disorder, you just barely survived high school—and that’s no exaggeration. Maybe you’ve accumulated a list of experiences that… 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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