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The Risks in “High Risk Drinking”

Thanksgiving Eve is one of the biggest drinking nights of the year. Some folks will just tip a few back, while others will participate in many more leading to “high risk drinking.” In my last article, I outlined the 4 Types of Drinkers. Type 3 (a… continue reading The Risks in “High Risk Drinking”

Creating a Healthy Check Valve for Emotional Energy

Feelings are energy. When you are angry, you have negative energy. Happiness is positive energy. People are the containers for their feelings, like a pressure cooker contains steam. When we experiences events in our lives that create intense emotions, we often becomes overwhelmed with energy.… continue reading Creating a Healthy Check Valve for Emotional Energy

Holiday Daze: Understanding the Stress of the Season

We all wish our winter holidays to be a time for celebrating, happiness, thankfulness, and togetherness. By October, we’ve started to form expectations – fantasies about gifts, family, and friends. But often those aren’t met. We’ll feel resentful, hurt, and disappointed. Here are a few… continue reading Holiday Daze: Understanding the Stress of the Season

Partnership Brings Counseling Services to Two Oceana County Schools

This school year, children, families, and staff at two Oceana county schools will have something they didn’t last year: increased support for counseling services. Through the use of Great Start and Head Start funding, early childhood centers at both Shelby Public School and Hart Public… continue reading Partnership Brings Counseling Services to Two Oceana County Schools

Won’t You Please, Please Help Me?

In 1965, a young shaggy-haired man named John from Liverpool pleaded for support in one of Rolling Stone’s top 500 Greatest Songs of All Time, Help, by the Beatles. Yet today “won’t you please, please help me?” isn’t a plea you’ll likely hear from most men. Most men… continue reading Won’t You Please, Please Help Me?

How Neurofeedback Can Help with ADHD

Neurofeedback can be used to treat ADHD (as well as depression/anxiety, pain management, epilepsy, PTSD). Although it’s not a cure, clients often no longer need to take medication or are able to significantly reduce medication. September is ADHD Awareness Month and a major part of awareness is… continue reading How Neurofeedback Can Help with ADHD

The 4 Types of Drinkers

In honor of National Recovery Month, I’d like to put forward a discussion of the 4 Types of Drinkers. My work with male clients who have substance problems has taught me that there are basically 4 Relationships to Alcohol. (For purposes of this discussion, keep… continue reading The 4 Types of Drinkers

3 Step Parenting Myths

The day after the wedding of Jenny’s father and myself, I overheard her playmate ask, “Is she a wicked stepmother?” It then occurred to me that I may struggle in my new role – not only with being a stepparent, but also with Step Parenting… continue reading 3 Step Parenting Myths

What’s a Substance Abuse Assessment?

September is National Alcohol & Drug Addiction Recovery Month. For many people, a major step toward recovery was getting a substance abuse assessment. Depending on the individual’s circumstance, the reason one may seek an assessment could be: Required: a person is legally required to get one Highly Recommended:… continue reading What’s a Substance Abuse Assessment?

Squirrel… Shiny… ADD?

Did you ever wonder whether you might have ADD? Have people joked that you had an attention problem? Every year we discover people who have been trying so hard just to keep their heads above water asking themselves: “I should be able to do this — why… continue reading Squirrel… Shiny… ADD?