Blog & Updates
Currently, I primarily blog on this website, although admittedly not as frequently as recommended. Writing can be wonderfully therapeutic in a variety of ways. Whether you share what you write with the whole world, just your therapist, or no one, I hope you can experience the self-discovery, emotional dumping, and joy that writing can bring.
We are struggling as individuals, as parents, and our children are struggling too. 7th grade history class is not essential. Your child’s mental health matters. Your child’s relationship with you matters.
As we start looking forward to 2021, we can prepare by taking the time and space we need now to fully process all the stresses, losses, hurts, and anxieties from 2020. We need to process the trauma and the grief. [CBS4Indy Video]
My passion for older child adoption was solidified when a child that was maybe eight, handed me an infant, understanding that most people are interested only in very young children…
2020 has been enough to overwhelm anyone.To have the emotional stamina for this marathon, I have to dose my dissociation rather than binge it and focus on neurobiological regulation amidst all of the tragedies.
Adult adoptees and birth parents may find they are struggling with restrictions and isolation. Many young adoptees are responding positively to more time with family and having to navigate fewer relationships.
Therapists may integrate any of these four types of music into your sessions for part or all of the counseling session to specifically reach your brain and enhance your brain’s healing capacities.
Commitment mentality is selfless and puts aside all of what we have dreamed and envisioned to meet him where he is, to love all that he is, all that he is not, and do the hard work of parenting when it is difficult and not what you had envisioned.
Typically premarital programs occur prior to the wedding, but research says the window of opportunity lasts into the first year of marriage and will reduce the chances of divorce and increase marital satisfaction, both immediately and long-term.
When you ask your partner for something, ask in a way that invites your partner to want to give it to you. It’s not just your words, but your tone, body language, etc. Let your request be an invitation your partner wants to accept.
For productive communication, I encourage couples to trade in the ping-pong style of communicating most of us are familiar with for a style of communication that actually MOVEs things forward. You can change the conversation simply by how you respond.
Facebook Live video: Indy With Kids asked Brooke-Randolph, Licensed Mental Health Counselor to help us develop a strategy on how to best discuss school shootings with our children.
The truth is that a school shooting could happen anywhere at any time. Parents are scared, and our kids are scared too. How To Talk To Your Kids, How to Help them Manage Anxiety after a School Shooting, and When to Seek Counseling.