Cultivating an Attitude of Gratitude

Cultivating an Attitude of Gratitude

By Dr. Jo Wolthusen “Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life, It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos into order, confusion to clarity… Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for...
The Stories We Tell Ourselves

The Stories We Tell Ourselves

By: Brooke Carson, MSW, LCSW An important aspect of emotional well-being has to do with the stories we tell ourselves about our lives and our various experiences. What we choose to emphasize about our experience and how we choose to characterize our experience can...
All the Buzz About Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

All the Buzz About Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

By: Lauren Hallerud, MA, LPC If you are new to the world of mental health or are beginning to seek services for a therapist, individual or group therapy, Partial Hospitalization program (PHP), or Intensive Outpatient program (IOP), chances are that you have heard or...
Freedom Through Forgiveness

Freedom Through Forgiveness

By Dr. Jo Wolthusen, Psy.D. “Holding on to anger is like drinking poison and expecting the other person to die” (Anonymous) Enduring some degree of pain and adversity is part of the human experience. We have all experienced disappointment over dashed expectations or...
The Five Dimensions Of Healthy Balance

The Five Dimensions Of Healthy Balance

By Brooke Carson, MSW, LCSW “Healthy balance” sounds like a really good thing. Balance is a word often associated with health and well being. Question: “Do you have healthy balance in your life?” Perhaps your answer is “Yes! (I think).”It may be hard to  know how...