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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 Neurofeedback for Autism Spectrum Disorder

By: Donny Smith, CSW Intern, MSW Medications have been proven to treat symptoms, however they do not correct the source of the problem in an individual. Here at The Green House Center for Growth & Learning, we have seen Neurofeedback to have lasting effects on individuals with ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorder) without using medication. Neurofeedback,…

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Deeply Rooted in Understanding Our Minds

By: Jalynn Johnson, CSW Our mind is such a powerful tool! Have you ever noticed that what you think about influences how you feel? Many times we fall victim to believing that we have no control over how we think and feel. We sometimes also think that how we feel defines us, that it actually…

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Recognizing Depression and Anxiety in Children

by: Collette Dawson-Loveless, LCSW, RPT-S, EMDR Certified, NF Trained   All children experience stress and sadness as a part of normal everyday life. We are wired for learning and growth and healthy children are  typically resilient and adapt quickly. But sometimes we see children get stuck in ways of coping that hurt them or others…

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Deeply Rooted in the Power of Positive Self-Talk

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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 Movement

Seeking Clarity

By: Scott McConnell, ACMHC Have you ever felt that your brain is running a million miles a second? Perhaps it was when you were trying to complete a task, make a decision, or contemplate something, but your mind kept racing and wandering to different things that made it hard to focus or relax. If you…

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Deeply Rooted in Adaptability

By: Kenny Frazier, LCSW Once again it’s that time of year of change and transitions. And, if we look at our experiences closely, our lives seem to be filled with hundreds, maybe thousands of transitions—some big and others seemingly inconsequential. From waking up in the morning and beginning our day, to finishing with the work…

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Deeply Rooted in Understanding Therapy Modalities

By: Karen Salisbury, CSW I often hear our wonderful office administrators on the phone explaining therapy modalities to clients and potential clients. I underestimate all of the hats they wear and the knowledge they need to acquire in order to meet the needs of those they come in contact with. Because this is something they do…

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Deeply Rooted in EMDR (FAQ’s)

EMDR FAQ’s By: Cindy White, LCSW What is EMDR? EMDR therapy is a form of psychotherapy based on the adaptive information processing (AIP) model, which suggests that our current level of resiliency and health is directly related to how past memories of adverse life events or traumas are stored in our brains. Adequately processed memories…

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Deeply Rooted in Community Resources

By: Karen Salisbury, CSW Often in life, we find ourselves in situations beyond our control.  We may have family members working through infertility struggles, cancer, drug addictions, deaths, etc. We, as clinicians, are no different. Many years ago, I found myself involved with family members who suffered chronically from debilitating mental illnesses. It was long…

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