GIRLS Group Chatter: Week 3

posted by Stephanie Phillips, M.Ed., LPC Week 3 in review: What did I mean?  Words alone are not all we communicate when we talk.  Some researchers believe that up to 90% of our communication is non-verbal and to be effective it needs to match what we are saying. How do I talk to my parents? Using the 3 T’s: When something is …

GIRLS Group Chatter: Week 2

posted by Stephanie Phillips, M.Ed., LPC Week 2 in review: 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 …

GIRLS Group Chatter: Week 1

posted by Stephanie Phillips, M.Ed., LPC Week 1 in review: Who am I?  When embarking into a new adventure, it is important to get to know those who will be accompanying you.  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 …

Why is “Why” Important?

posted by Stephanie Phillips, M.Ed., LPC Often when faced with a difficulty or troubling situation, we try to find an explanation.  We interpret this to mean, if we can just figure out “why” it occurred in the first place, perhaps this will help us solve it.  Think about the last time that your car broke down.  Did you think about “why” or …

What type of parent are you?

posted by Stephanie Phillips, M.Ed., LPC There has been a lot of talk lately about Gen X parents and their role in doing “too much” for their children and rendering them “helpless” in moving on with their lives as well adjusted and functioning members of our American society. Research indicates that today’s college graduates are returning home with greater numbers, than at …

New group for young women!

In our fast paced society, girls are often forced to grow up too quickly and face difficult issues when you’re still just a kid.  This proactive therapy group helps girls to feel empowered, develop positive coping skills, and learn to make healthy decisions.  Girls are encouraged to share feelings and struggles as they openly discuss important issues in a safe …