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Deeply Rooted in Making the Transition Back to School

By Collette Dawson-Loveless Transitions are hard for some of us. It seems like we just got adjusted to our summertime routine and it is now time to get ready for school to begin again. Some children handle the transitions well without much preparation, but for many the changes come with increased stress, anxiety and with…

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Deeply Rooted in Freedom, as a Prized Possession

By: Elsebeth Green, LCSW “Freedom is not worth having if it does not include the freedom to make mistakes.”  ― Mahatma Gandhi Freedom is our most prized possession and we would do many things to maintain the right to make our own choices, worship as we will, choose our work and our hobbies, etc.  Our country…

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Deeply Rooted in No-Drama Discipline Part 2

By: Jalynn Johnson, CSW Welcome back! This is Part 2 of 3 on Dr. Dan Siegel’s book, No Drama Discipline. If you missed Part 1, go and check it out! We covered how we can change our discipline philosophy to parent from an intentional place, rather than from a place of reactivity. We also learned…

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Deeply Rooted In Happiness

By Elsebeth Green, LCSW, RPT-S The brilliant positive psychologist, Martin Seligman starts out his book Authentic Happiness with the fascinating story of a study of 141 seniors graduating from some high school and the types of smiles they displayed in their senior pictures. Apparently, there are two types of smiles and they actually have names.…

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Deeply Rooted In Mental Wellness – When To Seek Therapy

Five (Not So Obvious) Reasons You Might Need Therapy By Candi Higley There are often misconceptions surrounding therapy and one of the biggest is that therapy can “fix” us. Last I checked, we weren’t machines, we aren’t broken, and we don’t need fixing. But what if there was another way to view therapy, as a…

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Deeply Rooted in Sitting with Your Emotions

Sitting With Emotions

By: Jalynn Johnson, CSW, MSW Picture this; you’ve just had a long day at work, you got a somewhat rude text from your brother telling you that something you’re doing isn’t right, the commute was horrible, and you just arrived home. What’s the first thing you do? Sit down and turn on the T.V.? Start…

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Deeply Rooted in the Power of Positive Self-Talk


by:  Jalynn Johnson Porter, CSW, MSW Once upon a time there was a little train engine that was asked to do something difficult.  Other bigger and stronger engines had refused the task, but this little engine decided to give it a try.  He had to haul a huge load over an even bigger mountain that…

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Deeply Rooted in DBT

By: Shannon Nielson, LCSW DBT Group Manager In a series of blog posts, I will be giving information about DBT and some of the interesting things you can learn when you attend our groups. Below you will find a schedule of our groups and age ranges we currently offer. DBT stands for Dialectical Behavior Therapy.…

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