Fear Exists Only in the Mind

by Dr. Darlene Treese (Dr. Dar) “Fear defeats more people than any other one thing in the world.” -Ralph Waldo Emerson Depression, gloom, pessimism, despair, discouragement… sign of the times or a murderous epidemic? Fear simply does not exist somewhere out there in the world. If you went searching for it, you would find it […]

Why Ask Why?

Often I have clients ask me why people do things (to them) that are bad; or “Why do bad things happen to good people?” In other words, they want to know why someone has intentionally lied to, cheated on, stolen from, or hurt them in one form or another. With the economic crisis such as […]

Why Counseling? Why now?

Because even though it’s over, I can’t stop thinking about him/her. Because I can’t take this much anxiety for one. more. day. Because no one really listens to me. Because our marriage is in trouble, and we can’t fix our problems by ourselves. Because I can’t do anything right. Because I keep dating the “wrong” […]

OCD and Exposure

You have mostly likely heard the acronym OCD before but do you know what it stands for?  OCD stands for Obsessive Compulsive Disorder.  We all have obsessions such as worrying bad things will happen and compulsions such as knocking on wood.  The O and the C of OCD are a natural part of our lives.  […]

COMING HOME TO YOURSELF

  Cindy Fabico, MA, LMHC “This is not who I am. This is not who I want to be. This is not who I was born to become.” Have you ever felt this way, or are you struggling with these emotions right now? If so, you probably think something is wrong with you, or your […]

MOVING IS LIKE COUNSELING

I am currently in the middle of a move and as I have been packing I have noticed some of the similarities between packing and counseling. Moving is about closing old doors to make way to open new ones. It is a time to clear out old items in your closet that you no longer […]

I HAVE A BABY …… NOW WHAT?

It seems like many of my friends are pregnant or new parents. Pregnancy is an exciting time, where you have so many wishes and dreams for your child. You imagine how they will be as adults, and what kind of people they will become. In those moments, you don’t generally imagine arguing with your child […]