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Claudia Gray, MA, LPC discusses reasons her clients seek therapy. Claudia also identifies some of the common roadblocks to mental health and how she helps clients overcome them. Claudia Gray, MA, LPC is a therapist who works with adults both......
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by Chris Lewis Ed.S., LPC These are just three tragic news stories I have heard this week: Eight Douglas County, Colorado, teenage students have ended their own young lives within the past few months. Across Colorado, more than 100 people......
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by Chris Lewis Ed.S., LPC Regarding the team part — get in line. Regarding the counseling part – if you truly are depressed or anxious; stressed out about life, work, family, school; having problems with your relationships; or even if......
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by Lisa Ransford, LPC, CAC II I consider myself a diehard Broncos fan – as long as the games don’t get in the way of shopping! But seriously, I love spending Sunday afternoons with family and friends as we enjoy......
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by Kirk Johnson, MA, LPC, LAC “Life is a series of natural and spontaneous changes. Don’t resist them; that only creates sorrow. Let reality be reality. Let things flow naturally forward in whatever way they like.” ― Lao Tzu “Life......
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by Chris Lewis Ed.S., LPC I was walking in a local park this morning, one of those really beautiful ones surrounded by gorgeous older houses with landscaped lawns and gardens. I was imagining life inside one of those homes, the......
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by Chris Lewis Ed.S., LPC I heard something recently that made me think. It takes a lot to make me think, so this was pretty good. This old guy was talking to my sister about taking care of our bodies,......
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By Kirk S. Johnson, M.A., LPC, LAC, NCC Do as I say, not as I do. Therapists are human and we struggle with a lot of the same things our clients come to us with. Do as I say, not......
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By Laura J. Pentoney, MA, LPC I decided to borrow from the world of fashion to write about the growing popularity of counseling. For those of you who aren’t familiar with the title term, “it’s the new black”refers to the......
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by Chris Lewis, Ed.S., LPC I was recently, this morning in fact, sitting in the restroom of a local hipster vegetarian restaurant having breakfast with a colleague. Whilst I was a-perch, so to speak, I was reading the many clever......
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by Aleisha Maunu, MA, LMFT, CACII Anxiety, the feeling of tension, worry, nervousness (usually about an upcoming event or an unknown outcome), is something that most people will experience at various points throughout their lives. Especially in the society in......
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by Cody Wiggs, M.A. Let’s keep this simple shall we? The Law of Parsimony, as borrowed from scientific theory (think Occam’s Razor), states that the simplest explanation is usually the best. From distinguishing evolutionary pathways to analyzing complex statistics, we......
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by Chris Lewis, Ed.S., LPC I learned something really important one day while I was helping my mother die. By ‘helping’ I actually mean ‘sitting by her side’ because essentially she had the whole thing pretty well handled herself; I......
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by Claudia Gray, MA, LPC You were so humiliated you were speechless? …so angry you lost it with your boss? …so embarrassed you left without saying good-bye? OMG, me too and afterwards I feel really bad and have been known......
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by Elizabeth Klaers, MSW, LSW When you hear the word “connection,” what comes to mind? As Psychologist Daniel Goleman puts it, human beings are “wired to connect.” Scientific research in the last 10 years has validated this through the language......
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by Chris Lewis Ed.S., LPC A few months ago, I was being rushed to the hospital in an ambulance thinking that I was drawing my last few breaths. I had had routine surgery the week before, and had been cautioned,......
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by Jo Brilhart, RN, Psy.D. If you are anything like the rest of us, you have an inner critic who is alive and well. This internal voice loves to tell you when you have done something wrong, might possibly do......
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by Chris Lewis, Ed.S., LPC If you are reading this, there’s a decent chance most of us have survived the predicted apocalypse of Dec. 21, 2012. In any case, apparently YOU have, so now the question is “What’s up for......
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by Linda E. McKinzie, LCSW As we take time to reflect on Thanksgiving and the official beginning of the holiday season, many of us will engage in annual traditions that include family gatherings, lots of good food, watching football, and......
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by Lisa Ransford, LPC, CACII Consider this: you are a 28 year old parent of twin 5 year olds. The alarm clock goes off in the morning, and you hit the ground running. Coffee, newspaper, feed the dog, feed the......
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by Karen Lenzi, MA, LPC It doesn’t need to be so hard. Therapy, life, change – it doesn’t have to be so dark. I’m not implying people don’t have very serious, very real difficulties and struggles – sometimes tragic in......
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