May 23, 2018

I just returned from Phoenix after attending the IITAP Symposium.

I was able to listen to Patrick Carnes, Ph.d speak about ongoing research

about Sexual Addiction and all of the exciting things to come in the field

of Sexual Addiction. Thank you to IITAP and Dr. Carnes fo...

August 17, 2017

As a busy and cash-strapped consumer, it makes sense that you want to consider what therapy and support services are worth the investment of time and money.

January 26, 2017

Bringing in the New Year is often a chance for us to reevaluate how we are living in accordance to our values and goals.  In other words, how authentic are we acting compared to what we are saying or planning?  Improved physical health consistently makes the top of the...

November 14, 2016


Based on the American Cancer Society’s 2016 estimates of 1,685,210 new cancer diagnoses this year, there are an estimated 1.6 million new cancer caregivers (ACS, 2016).  With the majority of estimated new cancer diagnoses made in men and women 45 and older...

October 28, 2016

Positive Psychology Part II

“Sense of Hope”

By Petrina Yemane

One of the most important attributes to develop for self-efficacy, well-being and emotional/mental health is a sense of hopefulness. This concept of attaining hope is pivotal in the therapeutic processes. One w...

October 24, 2016

What Are Continuing Bonds Anyway?

Chances are if you have recently experienced a death of a loved one, you have heard, read, and/or experience "continuing bonds" with your deceased parent, sibling, spouse, fried, and child.  Continuing bonds for the deceased are defined...

October 21, 2016

Young Adult Caregivers

The National Alliance for Caregiving (2009) reported that there were at least 9.2 million young adult caregivers aged 18 to 34 who provided unpaid care for an adult or a child with a medical, behavioral, other condition, or disability.  Based on U...

October 7, 2016

The New Era of Positive Psychology, Part I

By Petrina Yemane

A new school of thought developed in the 1990’s for this concept of Positive Psychology. It is a paradigm shift in this new era for how we view mental illness and distress verses mental health and wellness. New...

October 5, 2016

During my long wait at the dermatologist's office, I decided to investigate what non-fiction and therapy books come up for both Widow/er Remarriage Preparation.  This is an area of research and counseling interest of mine, so I was hoping to find some decent books and...

Today is our first day in business providing service to clients. The past weekend was spent moving

furniture and arranging things. Special thanks to Christina S, Susan M, Petrina Y, and Alla L. for helping during

the move. It's super exciting to be in such a great locati...

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