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Stepping up to the challenge

Counselors can help stepfamilies normalize their struggles, navigate complex family dynamics, and work toward establishing a more cohesive, stable and supportive family environment. The post Stepping up to the challenge appeared first on…

When yelling doesn’t work

Counselors can come alongside parents to help them adjust their perspectives on the purposes of and approaches to the contentious topic of child discipline. The post When yelling doesn’t work appeared first on Counseling Today.

Bundle of joy?

The arrival of a new baby is cause for celebration, but it also comes with night feedings, diaper changes and, often, a host of psychological stressors, from intense feelings of self-doubt to struggles with identity. The post Bundle of joy?…

Talking about menopause

Sleepless nights. Sudden temperature spikes and night sweats. Fluctuating moods. Brain fog. Sudden hair loss (head). Sudden hair growth (face). Dry skin, leaky bladder, pain during intercourse. This litany of symptoms may sound like the…

What’s left unsaid

A child discloses that her grandfather has been sexually abusing her, and the mother’s response is shock that his abuse didn’t stop with her when she was a child. This scene is not uncommon for Molly VanDuser, the president and clinical…

Standing in the shadow of addiction

Theresa Eschmann, a licensed professional counselor (LPC) and addiction family specialist in private practice in St. Louis, experienced firsthand the power of denial in adult children of parents with alcohol use disorders. All her life,…