Engaging my workplace bully  After having over 12 years in my field, I ran into my first really scary workplace bully.  That is saying a lot as a triple minority, Black, female and educated.  I was the department director for one specialty population and she was the department director for another.  We were counterparts.  She…

Life without art is like a blank canvas. Artists add color to our lives with the genius of their creativity. They inspire us, make us laugh, and add meaning to our lives. They also bring awareness to social justice issues that affect us all. Great literature, films, live performances, poetry, music, paintings, drawings, sculptures, documentaries,…

If you’ve been following me for a while, you know I love to talk about how there are actually several different types of stress. Usually what you read about is negative stress – that’s the one where you experience the really bad emotional, physical, and spiritual effects. Remember this is called, “threat stress” and refers to situations…

Ten Benefits of Telephone Counseling (You’ll LOVE #7) By Debbie Tudor, LPC-Supervisor Rockwall Counseling, PA Have you ever thought of getting help, and know you need to, but couldn’t find a therapist who would work remotely? Call me for an initial consultation!   Don’t have to leave your home or office Privacy ( no insurance…

The teen years are an important developmental time. Important things that happen during this time include: 1. Forming important relationships Teens spend more and more time with peers. Peers influence the formation of their identity and allow to them to try out different groups to see where they fit in. Teens may face stress in…

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