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In Deep Appreciation…

Tuesday, November 14, 2017
We would like to acknowledge a lady, who has been with TLCC since the beginning. She was a part of visioneering our Counseling Center before our doors ever opened. She then became a “Right Hand” to TLCC by doing insurance billing for our counselors and by being the first voice that many clients heard when they called TLCC. JoLee Spence, we want to thank you for your nearly 11 years of service  ... Read More

Technology and the Family - Part 2

Tuesday, November 14, 2017
by Kevin Tutty In my previous article (/blog/kids-and-the-internet) I discussed how technology affects our attention, both indirected and directed attention. In indirected attention, there is no need to try to focus on what is being done. For example, when looking at a video screen, there is no need to focus your attention, the images “draw you in.” In directed attention, including r ... Read More

All Great Changes… addiction and suicide

Tuesday, November 14, 2017
by Kristen Caldwell, LPC Candidate “All great changes are preceded by chaos.” -Deepak Chopra It can be difficult to imagine that out of chaos something life changing can emerge. For an individual struggling with addiction this can also seem unfathomable. Addiction can often be complex and is commonly linked to alcohol and drug abuse with good reason, but there are many oth ... Read More

Stress and Gratitude

Tuesday, November 14, 2017
by Michelle Garrett, MS, LMFT This year with Thanksgiving fast approaching, I found myself looking differently at things. Thanksgiving serves as a grand entrance to the Holiday Season. And, yet to so many, this holiday of gratitude marks the beginning of a very stressful time of year. Most of us, already living fast-paced lives, find ourselves thrust into “fast forward” during the  ... Read More

What is your “Buddy Holly?”

Friday, October 06, 2017
By Kevin Tutty, MA, LPC A couple of months ago, my wife decided to expand our son’s horizons to include classic Rock and Roll. It started when my 7year-old didn't know who Elvis Presley was, so she decided to introduce both of them to “The King.” Then, she wanted to continue, so next was Buddy Holly. I didn’t think Buddy Holly music was my kind of music necessarily, but it grew on m ... Read More

Circle of Security Parenting Series

Friday, October 06, 2017
By Caleb Scoville, MS, LPC “My advice to parents is not to miss an opportunity to show affection to their babies” -Mary Ainsworth (Developmental psychologist and attachment expert) Research from the American Academy of Pediatrics shows that caring relationships and positive parenting builds resilience and strength in our children and us. Research also demonstrates co ... Read More

Let’s Talk Depression and Suicide- A Continuance

Friday, October 06, 2017
By Jenna Richardson, MS, LPC and Brandon Schmidt, MA, LMFT-S, PCIT Many people struggle with the thoughts, “how would I know someone might be suicidal or depressed”, “how do you help someone in that situation”, “what are some ways to support them”. We all struggle with self-doubt that if the situation were to arise, would we know what to do or look for? Here is a brief list of thing ... Read More

The Importance of Co-parenting and Finding Support Thru Divorce

Wednesday, August 16, 2017
By Caleb Scoville, LPC Currently, 1.5 million children are affected by divorce yearly in the United States. Oklahoma has one of the highest divorce rates in the country. Divorce can have a profound impact on individuals and families. Psychologist Judith Wallerstein performed a research study from the 1970s into the 1990s that followed a group of children of divorce. This study measure ... Read More

Why All the Buzz About Yoga?

Wednesday, August 16, 2017
By Tiffany Fuller, LMFT Recently I tweaked my back. Suddenly, simple things that had always been automatic and effortless required the energy and attention I used to reserve for solving complex equations in my high school math class! Who knew it could be so difficult to turn from one side to the other? It became a geometric conundrum involving assessment of angles, evaluation of th ... Read More

Finding Peace

Wednesday, August 16, 2017
By Margene Nelson, LPC, LADC Christine Baranski, the TV and Stage Actress, says in her article in “Spry Living,” that her goal is “to maintain and quiet center.” Many of us are overwhelmed and feel as though the world isn’t a safe place.” What makes it feel that way is the constant cacophony of news, political chatter and sense of unrest in the world, bombarding us from all sides. It’ ... Read More

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