Get The Most Out Of The Holiday Season | Emery Counseling

Get The Most Out Of The Holiday Season | Emery Counseling

Most of the holiday season seems to be focused on what presents to give and receive while overlooking the gift of presence. Being present doesn’t require shopping, spending, time wrapping, time putting together, or cleaning up. Being present is the conscious practice...
Fight or Flight in Communication | Emery Counseling

Fight or Flight in Communication | Emery Counseling

Most of us do not enjoy having our flaws or errors pointed out by others.  Yet, its amazing how poor our approach can often be to raise an issue with others that may be uncomfortable to hear.  In fact, too often we will approach a friend or a loved one to tell them...
Connection | Emery Counseling

Connection | Emery Counseling

Former Surgeon General Vivek Murthy has stated that we were in a “loneliness epidemic” even prior to entering into the COVID-19 epidemic.  The quarantining that comes with COVID-19 just adds another layer to this phenomenon by which we are removing ourselves from...
It’s OK to Grieve Everyday Things | Emery Counseling

It’s OK to Grieve Everyday Things | Emery Counseling

It seems the world is filled with loss right now. I know many people are grieving big things, but some times it’s harder to acknowledge small losses. When so many have lost so much, it may not feel right to grieve things that have changed in our everyday lives. But...
Self-Harm | Help For The Parents | Emery Counseling

Self-Harm | Help For The Parents | Emery Counseling

Finding out your child/teen is engaging in self-harming behaviors can throw any parent into a whirlwind of emotions- fear, anger, sadness, and confusion (just to name a few).  Understanding why your child would harm their body can be very difficult.   I intend to shed...
‘Tis The Season For Taking A Deep Breath

‘Tis The Season For Taking A Deep Breath

“You have listened to fears, child,” said Aslan. “Come, let me breathe on you. Forget them. Are you brave again?” C.S. Lewis, Prince Caspian I recently came across this quote and I lost my breath a little. I was startled by the truth that fear doesn’t stand a chance...