Tips to Ensure a Successful School Year for Adolescents

Starting a new school year can be a time of stress and anxiety for children and parents alike. Common child stressors may include academic performance, social anxiety, bullying, transitioning to a new school and worries about fitting in. Conversely, parents often stress about the overwhelming task of managing multiple busy schedules. Here are several tips…

Transitions Process Group

Co-Facilitated by Veronica Welch, LMSW and Philip Young, MA, LPC-I Thursdays, 6:30-8:00 p.m. We are constantly adjusting to new circumstances both inside and outside of ourselves. Through this ‘here and now’ process group for those ages 25-45 years old, individuals will explore life transitions, identify and evaluate their strengths and weaknesses and move towards stability…

Adolescent Process Group

Wednesdays, 5:30-7:00 p.m. Through this positive peer support group in a safe, non-judgmental environment, The Lovett Center aims to help adolescents develop the skills they need to achieve interpersonal and academic success, while also exploring their own sense of personal identity. By way of interaction and conversation in a small group setting, a Master’s level…

Recovery and Wellness Group

Facilitated by Ernest Patterson, MS, LCDC Mondays, 4:30-6:00 p.m. Recovery support in a group environment can reap many rewards for participants, such as opportunities to:   Share relational experiences in a non-judgmental space Explore the self in relation to others Discover personal identity and its application to mind-body-soul wellness Develop relationships with supportive, like-minded individuals…

Four Qualities to Embrace During Times of Transition

We are constantly adjusting to new circumstances both inside and outside of ourselves. Disaster, career, children, divorce, moving, new relationships and other changes shift the world around us, so we are squeezed to reshape our routines. In this process, we also manage the transition of our internal worldview: spiritual beliefs, sexuality, and physical bodies.  …

5 THINGS YOU CAN DO TO HELP THE OPIOID CRISIS

According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), “every day, more than 130 people in the United States die after overdosing on opioids. The misuse of and addiction to opioids—including prescription pain relievers, heroin, and synthetic opioids such as fentanyl—is a serious national crisis that affects public health as well as social and economic…

SHADOW INTEGRATION 101

 “People will do anything, no matter how absurd, to avoid facing their own souls.”  – Carl Jung   What is Shadow Integration? Shadow integration is a process of bringing the hidden parts of the Self into consciousness. “Shadow” is a term coined by Carl Jung to describe the repressed or denied parts of the Self.…

9 Components of a Healthy Couple

Whether in a marriage, partnership or living the single life and looking for “the one,” what does a healthy relationship look like? Consider these important components: Trust The core of a healthy relationship has trust as its foundation. Secret keeping is not occurring and you are free to openly discuss any and all topics. A…

3 Ways to Cultivate Positive Intimate Relationships

If you’ve been in a relationship for an extended period, you’ve likely experienced the dryness and boredom that can happen. No matter how committed or in-love we are, relationships require sustaining and cultivating to remain positive and intimate. Like nature, our relationships go through seasons in which they feel in full bloom, new and exciting,…

PRACTICING SELF-CARE 101

How do you take the first step toward practicing self-care? “Just do it”? Did Nike really believe their slogan is a motivating strategy and reasonable solution to any of life’s seemingly complex struggles? Achieving success in the self-care arena may or may not come with such ease; below is a framework in which you can…