Author Archives: Christine

When Grief Becomes Unmanageable: Seeking Counseling

  Grief is the normal and expected reaction when someone perceives the loss of a loved one or situation. A loss could be experienced in a variety of situations such as a divorce, moving away, the loss of a relationship, job loss, and the death of a loved one. When you grieve a loss, you […]

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Coping With Grief During the Holidays By Sarah Netzky, MA, LPC

On Saturday December 3, I offered a workshop on how to deal with the grieving process during the holiday season. In this two-hour workshop, participants learned new information about grief and grieving but most importantly they were able to get support from others who themselves are grieving. Below is a review of what was covered […]

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Coping With Grief During the Holidays

  The holidays can be a stressful and difficult time especially for those who have experienced the death of a loved one. If you have lost a child, spouse, parent, sibling, or friend, I invite you to gather with others in the same situation to find support and share ideas for managing throughout this difficult […]

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National Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month by Sarah Netzky, MA, LPC

Even before a child is born, mothers have hopes, dreams and fantasies of who their children will be and what being a parent to that child might be like. During pregnancy, they begin preparations.They fill their homes with baby clothes, toys, books and supplies. They decorate rooms and fill them with tiny furniture to create […]

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Dating Boot Camp 2: Final Week Update

The second round of Dating Boot Camp is in the books! In the last meeting, members processed their dating assignments and shared how their experience was influenced by what they’ve been learning in DBC. They also explored their own relational style and how that manifested in past relationships and reflected family patterns. We talked about how […]

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Dating Boot Camp 2: Week 4 Update

This week Boot Campers examined their ideas of what they want in a partner. We ranked personality characteristics in order of importance but also looked at how appealing each trait was. It was interesting to see that sometimes what is important isn’t always the most appealing and vice-versa. Participants played with the notion of making […]

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Dating Boot Camp 2: Week 3 Update

This week Boot Campers critiqued each others’ dating profiles. They took full advantage of the opportunity to ask each other for feedback and advice. Everyone from friends to family has advice about what should and shouldn’t go into a dating profile. It was great to see participants be able to go to the source (i.e., […]

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Dating Boot Camp 2

The second session of Dating Boot Camp is underway! In the first and second weeks, participants examined the very early stages of getting to know each other. In Week 1, we discussed the utility and limiting qualities of snap judgements and first impressions. Then, we deepened the interactions and explored the process of how we […]

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‘Tis The Season…..

The holidays are billed as a joyful season filled with family and friends. But for many, the holidays are a very difficult time. They are a reminder of another year gone by without meeting that special someone. Another series of parties to attend with no “plus one”. Another year of family gatherings spent talking to […]

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A Time Of Transition

With the last heat wave behind us, there is no denying that summer is ending and fall is quickly approaching. The energy of fall is productive, grounded and focused. It is a time of year for settling into routine, getting projects done and tackling new challenges. Take advantage of Autumn’s energy to breathe new life […]

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