Trauma and the Brain

  • By LECS Counselor
  • 15 Jul, 2019
One of my favorite parts of my Master’s research was trauma and how it affects the brain. Have you ever been in a car accident or lived through something sudden and traumatic? Did you notice how your body responded and what you can and...
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Who Needs Counseling?

  • By Holly Lapka
  • 08 Jul, 2019
Our society perceives counseling, and those who receive it, in a negative and inaccurate light. Some view it as something only for people who’ve experienced tragedy or unspeakable hardships, the mentally ill or for people who are “too weak” to handle the difficulties of...
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Sticks and Stones—The Personal Side

  • By Yolanda Brailey
  • 04 Jul, 2019
Ever heard the saying, “high school is the best years of your life.” I am going to let you in on a little secret. They were not the best years of my life. I was involved in various clubs and organizations in high school...
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Sticks and Stones—The Practical Side

  • By Yolanda Brailey
  • 01 Jul, 2019
The saying, “sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me” could not be farther from the truth. After years of being a therapist, I continue to be astounded by the negative words my clients can remember others speaking over...
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Mindfulness: Getting into the Here-and-Now

  • By Barbara Vehabovic
  • 24 Jun, 2019
What is Mindfulness? Mindfulness has become an increasing trend in today’s world, not only in the field of mental health but in physical health and overall well-being as well. Simply put, mindfulness is all about awareness of the present moment: the here-and-now.
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The Pitfalls of Perfectionism

  • By Shellie Hutchinson
  • 18 Jun, 2019
The concept of perfectionism is something we are all familiar with. Just take a moment to consider the messages we receive from advertisements and social media and it’s easy to see the perfectionist culture we live in today. The pressure to have the perfect...
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