We would like to welcome Dr. Colleen Crooms to our practice! She comes to us with a wealth of experience and knowledge in assessing and treating children and adults.
Our Very Own Diane Clukey-Chenard Will Be Presenting To Fellow Therapists At Suncoast Behavioral Health.
Our very own Diane Clukey-Chenard will be presenting to fellow therapists at Suncoast Behavioral Health. We are so proud of her ability to connect with the community and educate other providers about how to effectively support our LGBTQIA youth. Although this presentation is geared towards therapists, we are happy to consult about any specific needs […]
Advanced Placement (A.P.) Classes: What Every Student Wants Their Parents To Know From a young age, students are told to enjoy their youth and take advantage of any opportunities that come along. High School is easily one of the best places to expand, grow, and challenge yourself. One of those opportunities for expanding knowledge is […]
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f2tlezRgcj8 ONLINE THERAPY: In the spirit of keeping with the technology, I’m doing a video to introduce my new online therapy sessions. At first, I was hesitant to integrate online counseling services. I was concerned about the quality of the interpersonal connection and the comfort level of being in the same room with someone. However, […]
With these 7 tips you can be the type of parent you want to be. 1) Remember: How were you parented? Do you want to raise your child in a similar household? What do you want your children to remember of their childhood? 2) Set Priorities: What are the values your family will focus on? […]
The term OCD has become synonymous with being neat or a perfectionist. If that’s the case, aren’t we all a little OCD at times? We have particular ways we like things done or we feel a bit uncomfortable. Sometimes we just think our way is better than someone else’s. The difference between personal quirks and […]
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tLavlv3Rk1kMost people have trouble answering this question. Who are you? The difficulty in answering this question comes from having to select a sentence or two which would attempt to describe ourselves. Pretty impossible, right? Because you know that you are a complex person with so many layers and experiences. So how do we even begin […]
Kindness is Contagious. For the third and final post on the mindfulness and acceptance lecture, I will focus on how to implement mindfulness during difficult times. (See the first two posts here Feel the Pain & Take a Breath). I’m choosing to emphasize the difficult times because that’s when it can be most challenging to be positive […]
Using Our Breath to be Present. Mindfulness and using our breath to be present. In my experience as a therapist, mindfulness is something that people utilize to bring themselves out of their worry or discomfort and into the present moment. Often times, breathing is used as a tool to achieve mindfulness because it’s something that […]
Accept Discomfort. I recently attended a mindfulness and acceptance lecture at Kadampa Meditation Center of Florida. This was the first lecture I had attended there. I was intrigued by this topic and interested to see how mindfulness was practiced within different communities. If you’re questioning whether you should step outside your comfort zone and attend […]