New Year – New Start

Amazing new opportunities that come from learning By Pamela Feldman We all are a work in progress, never more so than when we intend to make progress.  Beginnings seem to always have an allure of freshness, even in 2021 when there’s more continuation than new.  Yet, we may be poised… Continue reading

Year End Coping Ideas

Ready to turn the calendar to 2021? Yes! We’re ready for that, too! However, the next several months are going to be challenging. Plans are being modified, travel has been curtailed, and we’re all trying to avoid a covid-19 infection. In the meantime, we’re all trying to cope as best… Continue reading

Stress, Pandemics, and Resiliency

Resiliency From Pam Feldman, LIMHP: This article from the New York Times helps us to understand how resilience is important in how we deal with adversity.  We face troubling times and it is more important than ever to look for ways to bolster our ability to stay on course and… Continue reading

Covid-19 response

Face-to-face [in office] visits – with telehealth options, too We’ve begun to see some clients for face-to-face sessions. Local community spread statistics for Covid-19 have come down, and masking guidance from the CDC and the Douglas County Health Department has changed – offering us more flexibility. At present, many people have… Continue reading

How To Start Therapy

From Lifekit – a podcast from NPR Feeling anxious? Overwhelmed? Unhappy? Not sure what you’re feeling at all? These might be signs that your “check engine” light is on and seeing a therapist could help. If the mere thought of trying to find help seems overwhelming, you’re not alone. Plenty… Continue reading

25th Anniversary! – How we got started in 1993

How we got started Associated Counseling Professionals opened its doors for business on August 2nd, 1993, but the story goes back to earlier roots in the mid-1980s. By the way, on August the first, we were still hanging pictures and sharpening pencils. Everyone worked hard right up to our opening… Continue reading

Teen Marijuana Use

One of our staff members, Todd Kerr, LIMHP, recently reviewed this YouTube video. He thinks you’ll find the information timely and presented coherently. If you have a teen in your home, having the latest research information will be useful. Questions — or want to schedule a time to consult with… Continue reading

Service Animals

Service Animal documentation We frequently get asked to provide a letter for someone wanting to travel with an animal – or to have clearance to bring an animal into group housing, such as an apartment complex, dormitory or care facility. Here are some things to keep in mind. Summary by:… Continue reading

Device overload item – could it be happening to you?

When the average American looks at his or her smartphone between 90 and 165 times per day, this average American is doing much more than practicing highly questionable personal hygiene.A spate of recent studies suggests that people constantly looking at their smartphones — or, even scarier, simply sitting near their… Continue reading

How Smart People Handle Difficult People

Studies have long shown that stress can have a lasting, negative impact on the brain. Exposure to even a few days of stress compromises the effectiveness of neurons in the hippocampus — an important brain area responsible for reasoning and memory. Weeks of stress cause reversible damage to neuronal dendrites… Continue reading