Three Important Things to Know About Teen Dating Violence

February 7th, 2017

The teenage years can be a time of significant change in many young people’s lives. It’s a time when they are gaining more independence, thinking about what path to follow in life, negotiating friendships, and often beginning to date. Both teens and parents learn their areas of comfort and boundaries as teens start dating. A significant and often poorly understood problem in teen dating relationships…

What’s the Difference Between Various Mental Health Professionals?

February 2nd, 2017

Finding help for a mental illness can be an overwhelming and confusing process. With the growing number of mental health professionals, their responsibilities and qualifications are not always clear. As an emerging Social Worker and current Social Work intern, I find many of my clients having trouble understanding the difference between all the mental health professions. It is clear to say, duties of the various…

Travel Tips for a Merrier Christmas

December 23rd, 2016

When the angels had left them and gone into heaven, the shepherds said to one another, “Let us go now to Bethlehem and see this thing that has taken place, which the Lord has made known to us.” (Luke 2:15 NRS) Travel is a holiday tradition dating back to the first Christmas.  Mary and Joseph traveled a moderate distance from Nazareth to Bethlehem. The Magi…