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Big T vs. Little t Trauma, The Second Article in Our Series on Trauma Today

More Than the Mind and Body Can Bear. Trauma is just that—more than mind and body can bear without causing disruption of our lives.  We have finally come to recognize the trauma of our returning veterans, survivors of natural disasters, crashes, domestic violence, deaths of loved… continue reading Big T vs. Little t Trauma, The Second Article in Our Series on Trauma Today

Chasing Dragons With Plastic Swords

Boys—we marvel at the playful energy they bring into our lives. They chase each other around the yard with plastic swords and sometimes unite to team up against the neighborhood dragon. It’s a ubiquitous image, harmless and fun to watch from the back porch. Yet,… continue reading Chasing Dragons With Plastic Swords

Techno-Relationships: Part One

“The medium is the message.” Communications Scholar, Marshall McLuhan coined this well known phrase, meaning how you say something matters just as much as what you say. How pertinent a statement in this generation of text messages, snap chats, and IM’s (instant messages). All of… continue reading Techno-Relationships: Part One

Your First Step is a Big One, Our Support Staff Can Help You Take It

The Fountain Hill Center support staff understands that sometimes taking that first step to call and set up an counseling appointment can be uncomfortable.  We are here to make sure that process is smooth and to help you find the therapist best suited to your… continue reading Your First Step is a Big One, Our Support Staff Can Help You Take It

In Silence, In Horror: Unhealthy Approaches to Children’s Trauma

Part One of Trauma Today: A Series on Coping with Trauma in Our Changing World  I was 15, walking through my high school halls when my friend Jennifer ran up to me and said, “There was a school shooting in Colorado today!” Like every one of my… continue reading In Silence, In Horror: Unhealthy Approaches to Children’s Trauma

Paradoxical Father’s Day Gift

“I am your father, and you are my teacher.”  These are words that I reflect upon once again around Father’s Day, words that remind me of a gift I have continued to learn about and receive regarding the role of being a dad. Of course,… continue reading Paradoxical Father’s Day Gift

Parental Alienation and Domestic Violence: What Gets Lost in the Fog?

Since the term parental alienation appeared, countless articles have described the phenomenon of battered women loosing custody of their children when their batterer defended with parental alienation.  Domestic violence advocates and some Family Court Councils state it is “junk science” and is a “cancer in… continue reading Parental Alienation and Domestic Violence: What Gets Lost in the Fog?

Simple Yet Effective EMDR Treatment Brings Hope

A handful of years ago I had a client that was working on anger management issues.  He was a military veteran struggling with issues related to trauma. Together we decided to refer to my colleague who did EMDR treatment and give it a try. After… continue reading Simple Yet Effective EMDR Treatment Brings Hope

5 Ways to Guide Teens through Risk Taking

Teenagers fall in love, and they make love. They smoke pot and cigarettes. They drink alcohol. And most of this is behind their parents backs because they’ve been warned, “You better never…” When parents communicate with threats, the message translates to, “You better never get caught…” Let’s… continue reading 5 Ways to Guide Teens through Risk Taking

Sugar and Spice & Everything Nice: Recognizing Women’s Anger

Think about anger. And now think about women’s anger. Does it feel like those two don’t really… fit? Do you remember the nursery rhyme that begins “sugar and spice and everything nice, that’s what little girls are made of”? Our culture sends messages to girls about… continue reading Sugar and Spice & Everything Nice: Recognizing Women’s Anger