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

Depression:  How to Support a Family Member or Friend

You could save a life By Pamela Feldman, MS, LIMHP, LPC What can you do when someone you know suffers from depression?  You may notice the changes such as lack of motivation or enthusiasm, irritability, withdrawal or pervasive sadness.  Someone who is depressed already knows they’re down, but they may… 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

Telehealth services continue – with face-to-face options, too We are starting to see some clients for face-to-face sessions – based on medical necessity (for services that can’t be done via telehealth). At present, many people have expressed a desire to continue telehealth services. We’re simultaneously exercising flexibility, while maintaining an… Continue reading

Workplace Bullying

Have you ever been subjected to Workplace Bullying by a boss or co-worker and not sure what to do about it? Or have you ever witnessed or been subjected to what appears to be ridicule, intimidation, humiliation, or blame? These behaviors are not okay at home, nor are they okay… 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

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

Talking To Kids About Fear And Violence

Kids Get Worried With everything that happens in the world, your kids will — potentially — get the idea that the world is a dangerous place. They will ask questions. So, you’ll want to be ready to talk about it with them calmly. “Parents can help children gain a sense… Continue reading