Creating the Future || By Elani Engelken MA, MFTC, LPCC

As I have been working with clients lately, I have been struck by the importance of not only working through the past, but also creating the future. While I believe that it is necessary to examine and integrate past traumas and current life challenges, I also think it is imperative to create a powerful and…

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Everything is Possible II By Samantha Camerino, LCSW

In the Summer of 2021, my best friend died. To say ‘best friend’ doesn’t even do it justice – he was beyond that. I can’t even bother thinking of the words to better describe him, it would be futile. What I do know is that the pain I’ve experienced in moments of extreme grief only…

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Acknowledging the Mess II By Marielle Grenade-Willis MA, LPCC

I recently saw Everything Everywhere All At Once in theaters, and I kid you not that my eyes were wet from the emotional whiplash for almost the entire movie. The film feels like colliding with the entire universe in that every scene is emotionally and sensorially over-the-top. To reduce the entire plot to a battle…

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Tracking in Therapy II By Marielle Grenade-Willis, MA, NCC, LPP

I recently attended an introductory training to the Hakomi method of therapy and was struck by the description of a skill that I often use during my sessions with clients: tracking. Our trainer, Melissa Grace, MA, CHT likened tracking during therapy to how trackers might observe evidence of animals or humans present in a certain…

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New Year, Mixed Feelings ll By Elan BenAmi LPC, ACS

I love this time of year. I like to see space brightened, be it with a single burning candle, a string of lights, or with decorations of any kind. I like picturing people sitting by the fire. An image I well know has been marketed to me since I was a child, but hey I…

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Out of the Box ll By Lauren Black

As a counselor who has spent quite a bit of time in my own personal therapy, I’ve always been fascinated by the ideas people have about counseling that cause them to either seek it or avoid it. A few weeks ago one of my friends told me she sees counseling as a way to help…

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