Transforming Life Counseling Center Blog

Kids and the Internet

Saturday, June 24, 2017
by Kevin Tutty, M.A. A young boy is playing is playing his video game after school. Completely immersed in the game, his Mom tells him it is time to stop and set the table before dinner. He says back, “OK.” Ten minutes later, his Mom yells at him to stop playing and asks him to set the table. The boy replies, “You don’t have to yell at me!” When his Mom says that she asked him ten m ... Read More

Kid’s Summer Bucket List Ideas!!!

Friday, June 23, 2017
by Michelle Garrett, MS, LMFT Summer is in full swing and, you may have already heard the words, “Mom, I’m bored…there's nothing to do.” As a Mom, sometimes I come up empty handed. And, not that boredom is a bad thing, because it often leads to creativity. But, just in case, here are a few ideas to add to your Parental Treasure Box of Ideas. Additionally, you can give point ... Read More

Parents, Stop Helping Your Kids!

Thursday, June 01, 2017
by Brandon Schmidt, MA, LMFT-S, PCIT As parents, we would do anything for our children. We would climb the highest mountain and we would swim the deepest depths because we want the best for them. Our children are our responsibility and we hope that we are raising them to be healthy individuals who will be productive members of society. However, even with the best intentions, our chi ... Read More

The “G” Word

Tuesday, May 23, 2017
by Vicky Hampton, LADC, NCC, LPC “Grief is like surfing. Sometimes you feel steady and your able to ride the waves, and other times the surf comes crashing down on you, pushing you so far under water that you’re sure you’ll drown.” Brene’ Brown I can remember as a young child grieving seemed foreign, scary, and secretive. It was never discussed except by the adults  ... Read More

Wholehearted Living

Monday, May 22, 2017
by Vicky Hampton, LADC, NCC, LPC We all grew up in hearing about kindness, giving, love, truth, following, and wholeheartedness. Most of those things I instilled into my belief system and based my values around those virtues. I really liked that word “wholehearted,” It sounded so nice, warm, and comforting. Be wholehearted and get to Heaven, right? So I decided I’d be wholehearted.  ... Read More

Memories...

Sunday, May 21, 2017
As many of you may know, Bill Spence was one of the founding partners at TLCC. He was a big part of visioneering TLCC, and his work in our offices, for a little more than ten years, impacted many lives for the better. As we began the blog section of our website, Bill was nearing the end of his fight with cancer. We wanted to set up a tribute section under his name, so that his family, former  ... Read More

Current Groups at TLCC

Saturday, May 20, 2017
The Men's Recovery Therapy Group is a weekly process group designed to address lifestyle issues for many who have completed a primary treatment experience in residential or intensive outpatient programs for mental health and or substance abuse. Relapse prevention, life style changes, developing healthy relationships post drug, alcohol and other mental health difficulties are a primary focus of ... Read More

A New Day

Thursday, April 06, 2017
by Kyle McGraw For over a decade, Transforming Life Counseling Center (TLCC) has provided quality counseling through an informed Christian perspective. Our diverse team of therapists offers services for those needing individual, relationship and/or group therapy. In our offices, transformation from hurting to healing occurs through counseling, consultation, education, prevention, med ... Read More

In Memoriam…

Wednesday, April 05, 2017
In deep sorrow, we want to inform you of the death of our colleague and dear friend, Bill Spence, LPC. He was one of the founding partners of Transforming Life Counseling Center and very dear and trusted friend. But, to many who may be reading this, he was also a deeply wise and caring counselor, who walked through the healing journey with many, many people. Bill Spence defined who ... Read More

Effective Therapy with Children: Parent-Child Interaction Therapy

Wednesday, April 05, 2017
by Laurie Skow, LPC, LADC, CSAT-C and Brandon Schmidt, LMFT-S, PCIT “Parent-Child Interaction Therapy has helped me be a more consistent and confident parent. I love the focus on the positive. It has taught me how to show love to my children in a way that builds trust. When done correctly, it does yield measurable positive changes in the child’s behavior. It is the best training I h ... Read More