As we all know, puberty is a very stressful time. It’s a time of change in multiple facets of adolescent lives: physiological, physical, psychological and social as well. It takes some time to get used to all the turmoil. Some of the most shocking physical changes are the growth spurts, new growth of hair and…

As a therapist, I feel it is my duty to know who you lean on outside of your sessions. Social support, also known as your audience, is a key piece of mental health. I actually spend a reasonable amount of time during the assessment phase finding out who in your life influences you, whether positively…

Licensed Professional Counseling Supervision is long journey.  Sarah Griffith, LPC-MHSP, NCC, RPTS is a Tennessee State Approved Supervisor for both Licensure for LPC-MHSP and a Registered Play Therapy Supervisor by the Association of Play Therapy.  She provides specialized supervision from beginning to the end result of Private Practice.  Groups are provided on a monthly basis…

For well over 25 years research has been done of the effectiveness of different types of therapy and counseling. This includes both theories of counseling (i.e. cognitive-behavioral, psycho-dynamic) and therapeutic modalities (i.e. individual, family).  Research has consistently shown the effectiveness, broadly speaking, of behavioral, cognitive-behavior and psycho-dynamic theories of counseling, especially in the individual and…

Author: Dr Pamela Beth Collman, Licensed Psychologist The Urgent Need for Competent and Compassionate Emotional Healthcare Services with Pregnant Women and their Children: Replacing Prescription Therapy and the Abuse of Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors (SSRIs) with Drug-Free Therapeutic Alternatives By virtue of the mind and body state of being pregnant, pregnant women may believe they…

There’s a saying, “when you know better, you do better.” I’ve found in my personal and professional experience, that although well-intentioned, that’s not necessarily true. In fact, it’s been closer to an experience of frustration and discouragement that after incredible training, vast amounts of enthusiastic digging and passionate reading and research, although I “should” be…

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