GIRLS Group – Week 4 Review

posted by Stephanie Phillips, M.Ed., LPC Friendships:  What makes a good friend?  Is it what they look like?  Is it what they wear?  Is it what they do?  Is it how well they can keep a secret?  We often find good friends when we are looking for people who have what we NEED not necessarily what we think we want. Mean Teens: …

GIRLS Group – Week 3 Review

posted by Stephanie Phillips, M.Ed., LPC What did I mean?  Words alone are not all we communicate when we talk.  It can be frustrating to get someone to understand us; especially when we think we are being very clear.  It is important that we communicate accurately to get what we really want. Dealing with Parents:  Use the 3 T’s: When something is …

GIRLS Group – Week 2 Review

posted by Stephanie Phillips, M.Ed., LPC What would I choose?  When faced with limits we must make our choices wisely.  Choose poorly and you can be left with resources that may have seemed necessary but do not provide you with what you need.  Weighing in the benefits of immediate gratification versus long term usefulness can help us in making more informed decisions …

GIRLS Group – Week 1 Review

posted by Stephanie Phillips, M.Ed., LPC Who am I?  It is important to get to know those around you to develop relationships.  Discovering similarities can be just as informative as finding out our differences.  Sometimes you find a commonality that you felt was oddly unique and end up developing a new relationship based on mutual support. Positive self talk: Why is it …