A Broader Perspective on Love for Valentine’s

Licensed Mental Health Counselor   In the midst of this flurry of Valentine’s activity: store shelves bulging with heart-shaped candy boxes, flowers being feverishly snatched up as soon as they’re restocked, desperate attempts to get just the right dinner reservation in order to communicate “specialness” to someone, my mind is boggled by the superficiality of […]

Sensory Processing Sensitivity in Children

  Sensory Processing sensitivity in children Sensory Processing Disorder is a term used to describe individuals that are oversensitive or under sensitive to sensory input in their environment, although not listed in the DSM it is widely recognized among specialist. Having a child who develops symptoms of SPD can be challenging and often confusing to […]

What is Emotional Dysregulation?

  What is emotional dysregulation? As a counselor I am often asked by clients, “Why am I all of the sudden so tired?”  Parents wonder what the heck is going on when their child starts crawling on the floor, jumping on the couch, or acting in a way that may seem out of the norm […]

A Fresh Start

Juliana Ochoa, MA, LMCH   A Fresh Start January 1st sounds like a good date to mark the beginning of New Me. We recognize this date as an important day, and it makes sense–  Goodbye Last Year, Hello New Year! Out with the old, in with the new. This is not a bad thing; in […]

Gratitude Attitude

  Gratitude Attitude The holidays are upon us and for many that means activities are in full swing. This is also the season for gift giving. Kids are excited and making their wish lists, but what happens when their gifts are unattainable? Santa may not have that in the budget this year, or mom and […]

LSRG Team Welcomes Diana Hardy

Diana Hardy, MS Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern All of us experience times of darkness and hardship in life. Psychotherapy is the process of working through those in a supportive and confidential relationship, with the hope that those challenges will be transformed into a force that will create decision, change and greater freedom. After nearly […]

Practicing Mindfulness for a Happier You!

  In life, it is inevitable for us not to have “one of those days“. It’s just something we accept as part of being a human! But, sometimes, we don’t feel like we’re just having “one of those days”, but more like one of those weeks, or months, or YEARS, etc. Be it because of a […]

“An Eye For an Eye”

Mahatma Ghandi. Even if you don’t really KNOW much about him, it’s inevitable that you’re at least familiar with one of his famous quotes. Perhaps you are familiar with, “As human beings, our greatness lies not so much in being able to remake the world – that is the myth of the atomic age – […]

Embracing new change and beginnings

New beginnings are a very scary thing for most people. It is a time of change, varying from small to large, and with change comes adjustment. I think it is safe to say that humans are not too fond of adjusting their daily lives and routines even when it is warranted. We would much rather continue […]

On the road to happiness, one step at a time.

This week it seems that MindBodyGreen has published a surplus of articles all relating back to happiness. The first article that I came across was by Shannon Kaiser on “20 Signs You’re Happier Than You Give Yourself Credit For.” This sparked my interest right away, as I have  found that I describe myself as unhappy […]

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