Protecting Your Mental Health This Holiday Season

Protecting Your Mental Health This Holiday Season

By Kim Hiatt, MA, LLP It’s that time of year again! The snow may or may not be falling in West Michigan, stores are bustling with shoppers, holiday lights are blinking, children are preparing their list for Santa, holiday cookies are being decorated and people are on...
GETTING OLD ISN’T FOR SISSIES!

GETTING OLD ISN’T FOR SISSIES!

By Dawn Vollink, LMSW Coping with aging is a challenge.  And it’s one that’s often not given enough attention in our society.  It’s a stage of life that’s fraught with loss and change and adjustment at a time when we can tend to be set in our ways.  Dealing with this...
Moving Forward In 2021: Back To School

Moving Forward In 2021: Back To School

By Bridget Nolan, MA, LLP, LPC The beginning of a new school year can be very exciting, but it can also be a time of heightened stress and anxiety for parents and children alike.  I’ve had numerous conversations in the past few weeks with fellow parents, students,...
Compassion in Times of Transition

Compassion in Times of Transition

By Jennifer Gruel, LPC As things open up more and more, I find myself vacillating between excitement and terror.  Whole hearted enthusiasm and feeling overwhelmed.  I identify as an extrovert and I have missed people.  Since March of 2020 I have been home with my...
Helping Couples Adjust to Parenthood

Helping Couples Adjust to Parenthood

By Dr. Larry Beer “We’re going to have a baby!!” Both parents are excited and so are their families and friends. And they should be. Becoming parents is an incredibly exciting, meaningful and rewarding experience. Of course, they want to do a great job of parenting,...