Transforming Life Counseling Center Blog

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

A Clinical Response To "13 Reasons Why"

Wednesday, August 16, 2017
By Jenna Richardson, LPC Brandon Schmidt, LMFT-S "Netflix and chill." A common response to a long day at work or a lazy Sunday afternoon. We often "treat ourselves" to an episode or two of the latest series added to the popular streaming app. But, once we finally shake off the fog from our "just one more episode" coma, we realize it's 3am and we have to be at work or at school in ... Read More

Current Groups at TLCC

Tuesday, August 01, 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

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