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The Power of Gratitude

Written by Valerie Davis, LPC “Gratitude can transform common days into thanksgivings, turn routine jobs into joy, and change ordinary opportunities into blessings.” -William Arthur Ward In America, we choose one day out of the year as the time to give thanks and identify all that we have to be grateful for- good ole thanksgiving
Written by Michael Maloney, LCPC COVID-19 (coronavirus) has been sweeping the news and we are seeing and feeling the impacts of a pandemic.  Many places are starting to either close, have limited hours, or add new safety precautions.  Many work places are encouraging and/or requiring their employees to work from home. Schools have been shutting
Kimberly Stapert is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who earned her Master’s degree in Social Work from Eastern Michigan University in 1997. Since then, Kimberly has worked with individuals, teens, families, and couples in a variety of clinical settings.  Kimberly works at our new Dallas — Frisco office, you can read her full bio here! To make
Written by Kelly Couture, MEd, LPC-S The idea of having a new baby can bring about many emotions; excitement, fear, joy, anxiety, and uncertainty, to name a few.  Many new mothers and fathers decide to take classes to prepare for their new family member or seek guidance from friends, family, blogs, and webpages.  Obtaining as

Bedtime: Get those ZZZZZZ’s!

Written by Kelly Couture, MEd, LPC-S Everyday, I hear people say things like, “I wish I could just take a nap” or “I am running on fumes!”  Maybe you feel that way too!  If so, you are not alone.  Studies suggest that one out of three Americans do not get enough sleep.  In fact, on
Sarah Matsko is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and has been in the field of mental health since 2004. She received her Master’s degree from the Jane Addams College of Social Work at the University of Illinois Chicago and is certified in Perinatal Mental Health. Her therapeutic style is grounded in systems theory and she takes a strengths-based approach with
Written by Rachel Clarke, LCSW “The idea that “we’re only as sick as our secrets” is more than an adage; there’s growing empirical evidence that not owning and integrating our stories affects not just our emotional health but also our physical well-being.” –Brené Brown “A secret shared with several persons is as beneficial as a merely

Therapist Spotlight: Karen Loethen, LCSW

Karen Loethen is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who enjoys working with adults and adolescents through individual, couples, family, and group therapy. Karen earned her master’s degree in Social Work from St. Louis University’s School of Social Work in 1994. She has worked in the addiction field, in community mental health, inpatient and outpatient, in a
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