Substance Abuse and Chemical Dependence

Substance abuse is becoming more and more prevalent. Substance abuse and chemical dependency develop when the continued use of alcohol or drugs begins to cause clinically significant problems in a person’s well-being. This can include problems with health, disabilities, or failure to meet major responsibilities at work, school, or home. Substance abuse is not […]

Sensory Processing Disorder

Sensory Processing Disorder is when the brain has trouble receiving and responding to messages that it receives through the senses. Oftentimes, children with SPD may be oversensitive to stimuli in their environment, such as:

Texture/Taste Sounds/Noises Touch Balance Sights

Meet Julia: Teach children how to interact with the new Sesame Street Puppet with […]

Making Space for God’s Peace

John 14:27a

Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you.

God says He gives us His peace, but we are often moving through life so quickly that we may not get the most out of the gift He gives us. For those who struggle with anxiety, peace is often something that […]

Play Therapy Week

How Does It Benefit Children?

Play therapy helps children:

Become more responsible for behaviors and develop more successful strategies. Develop new and creative solutions to problems. Develop respect and acceptance of self and others. Learn to experience and express emotion. Cultivate empathy and respect for thoughts and feelings of others. Learn new […]

Grieving the Loss of a Loved One During the Holidays

The holiday season is filled with traditions and expectations of celebration and joys spent with family and friends. When grieving the loss of a loved one, you may feel out of sync with the upbeat holiday spirit and others around you in a society that expects people to speed through their grief.

Grieving the loss […]

Questions to Consider About Binge Eating

Have you ever stood alone in the kitchen, mindlessly gorging yourself with whatever you can find in the cabinets and fridge? Or maybe you hit the drive-through at a local fast food chain and order enough for two people, then eat it in your car where no one you know can see you? Do you […]