The Trying 2’s: How to Raise a Toddler

The Trying 2’s Raising kids is hard. Raising a toddler; almost impossible. Or so it feels like it some days. We’ve all heard of the terrible 2’s which casts such a negative light on this amazing time in our child’s life. They are still squishy and cute; exploring their world…

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Co-parenting: 3 Tips On Email Communication

Co-parenting: 3 tips on Email Communication

3 tips on email communication with co-parent Communication with a co-parent is hard enough without the complications that technology may add. Emails, text, and social media messages create misunderstandings that brew conflict within a co-parenting relationship. Because of the wide spread use of technology, it is important now more than ever…

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Play: The Language Of Children

Play: The language of children

“You can discover more about a person in an hour of play, than in a year of conversation” -Plato   Many parents ask me, "Why Play Therapy?". The simple answer; because it works! Play is the natural language of children so it would be the obvious choice when conducting counseling…

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3 Tips To Win The Homework Battle

3 Tips to Win the Homework Battle

3 Tips to Win the Homework Battle Back to school means back to homework and in some families, back to daily struggles. Your home doesn’t have to be a battleground where academic dreams go to die. Start the school year off with a different approach; so, you can win the…

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4 Things To Do Differently To Save Your Marriage

4 things to do differently to save your marriage

You don’t need a Master’s Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy to know that marriage is hard. My guess is that if you’re married, have every been married, or in a relationship; you’ve already figured this out. Relationships can be difficult and conflict is inevitable in any relationship. Despite the…

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What Exactly Is Parenting Coordination?

What exactly is Parenting Coordination?

​Parenting Coordination is a non-confidential, child centered process for conflicted divorced and divorcing parents. It is a form of dispute resolution for parents in which mediation would be inappropriate or ineffective due to high levels of conflict. Through education, mediation and case management, the family’s progress is monitored to ensure…

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What Is The Gottman Method?

What is the Gottman Method?

The Gottman method is a therapy model based on research by Dr. John Gottman. Combining the knowledge and wisdom of nearly forty years of studies and clinical practice, Gottman Method Couples Therapy helps couples break through barriers to achieve greater understanding, connection and intimacy in their relationships. Through research-based interventions…

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What Is The Love & Logic Approach?

What is the Love & Logic Approach?

The Love and Logic approach to parenting is built around the science of crafting caring and respectful relationships. An authentic, loving connection between parents and their children is the root of a healthy, thriving relationship built on trust and understanding. Sounds easy enough but never before in history have parents…

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Why Play Therapy?

Why Play Therapy?

APT defines play therapy as "the systematic use of a theoretical model to establish an interpersonal process wherein trained play therapists use the therapeutic powers of play to help clients prevent or resolve psychosocial difficulties and achieve optimal growth and development." More simply put, child play therapy is a way…

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