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Renovations of the Soul

  Renovations of the Soul by Fatima Mirza PHD, MSW   "I think we should give Fatima an office." My ears perked up when I heard my colleague suggest this. "My own office??" I thought, "Wow, that would be so nice." I stayed silent as the conversation progressed and the group settled on the empty office in our McLean location. [...]

By |October 15th, 2017|Categories: Creative, Uncategorized|0 Comments
  • Seasons Change

Seasons Change…And So Do I.

Seasons Change… And So Do I How Seasons Can Affect Our Moods and Our Lives by: Audra Mrini MA, NCC, Resident in Counseling   Credit: Kathy Collins Photographer's Choice Getty Images Every year at this time, when the break from summer ends and the school year starts, I feel a shift in both myself and the environment around [...]

By |September 3rd, 2017|Categories: Anxiety, Reflections|Comments Off on Seasons Change…And So Do I.
  • Ambition vs. Anxiety

Ambition vs. Anxiety: What’s Really Driving You?

Ambition vs. Anxiety: What’s Really Driving You? Jenn Fredette LPC, NCC, MA, M.Div., Clinical Coordinator. Anxiety is clever, it masquerades as all sorts of important sounding qualities: thoughtful people-pleaser; detail-oriented planner; and, one of my very favorites, ambitious go-getter. I can't even begin to name how many people I've encountered who keep their anxiety hidden and wrapped up tight in [...]

By |August 24th, 2017|Categories: Anxiety|Comments Off on Ambition vs. Anxiety: What’s Really Driving You?
  • The Gift of Resilience

The Gift of Resilience

The Gift of Resilience by Rev. Catherine McCollough, LCSW, Fellow, American Association of Pastoral Counselors “But we have this treasure in clay jars, so that it may be made clear that this extraordinary power belongs to God and does not come from us.  We are afflicted in every way, but not crushed; perplexed, but not driven to despair; persecuted, but not [...]

By |July 10th, 2017|Categories: Mental Health, Mindfulness, Spirituality|Comments Off on The Gift of Resilience
  • At the Heart of Bullying

At the Heart of Bullying

At the Heart of Bullying by Becki Porter-Harmon, MA, BCC A lot of press and attention has been given to the problem of bullying.  This is rightly so.  The impact of bullying on the victim can range from mild annoyance and stress all the way to PTS (Post-Traumatic Stress).  Some kids handle these situations with more resilience than others, and [...]

By |June 14th, 2017|Categories: Stress|Comments Off on At the Heart of Bullying
  • Choosing a Therapist

Choosing a Therapist (without going totally crazy)

Choosing a Therapist (without going totally crazy) by Jenn Fredette LPC, NCC, MA, M.Div., Clinical Coordinator. Originally published on: http://jennfredettelpc.com/choosing-a-therapist/ Choosing a therapist can be completely overwhelming. What makes the process worse, is that often you’re already feeling overwhelmed by stress, worry, and good ol’ plain agony. Decisions may already be hard to make, and this is a decision to pick [...]

By |May 9th, 2017|Categories: Health, Therapy|Comments Off on Choosing a Therapist (without going totally crazy)