Written by Child & Family Therapist Holly Gilbert, MA, LPC This Spring, I performed the dreaded task of weeding my garden. With my gloves on, I dug into the dirt, determined to pull the entire root up from the ground. There were several times that I was unsuccessful and would only grab the stem. IContinue reading “A Deeper Kind of Healing: How Getting Under the Surface Helps us Break Down our Walls”
Written by Child and Family Therapist Libby Steele, LPC If you’ve placed your child in therapy with us, you may have noticed or heard from your child that we “played games.” They may even be more specific, telling you about beating me in UNO, having good luck with Guess Who or losing a close gameContinue reading “Why am I playing games with your kid? (And why you should too)”
Written by Matt Dunatchik, LPCC Raising teenagers can be both a spectacular experience and a horrendous experience. Teens are difficult. They can be moody, withdrawn, closed, and defiant. They can also be charming, open, funny, and inspiring. Having the patience to raise a teenager will help them thrive and grow so they can learn moreContinue reading “Letting Your Teen Struggle”
…and sometimes change is large, noisy, aggressive, and intense. This is something we have all dealt with lately in our Gestalt community here in Columbus. Losing our leader, mentor, trainer, supervisor, and friend, Norman Shub, left a large gap in our hearts. It also threw us into a tailspin of organizing for the future whileContinue reading “All Change is Incremental…”
Imagine if you felt heard, important, and respected during most interactions. We do not often leave conversations feeling this way, because many of us aren’t very good at engaging others. When we engage someone, they feel like they matter, are heard, and appreciated. If you care about the person and especially if you want to grow a relationship (personal or professional), learning the skills of engagement is imperative.