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May 21, 2024

The Magic of a 90-minute Session

By Dr. Kendra A. O’Hora, Ph.D., LCMFT READING TIME: 6 MINUTES “Would you like to do a 90-minute session next week?” Recently, my therapist asked me if I wanted to switch to a 90-minute session. Since we’ve had a long-standing relationship and I really trust her, I thought – why not?! Two weeks later, I’m […]

February 6, 2024

Sounding the Alarm 🚨 on Toxic Family Systems

By Kendra A. O’Hora, Ph.D., LCMFT READING TIME: 4 minutes Gaslighting – The Word of the Year Did you know that gaslighting was the 2022 Merriam-Webster’s word of the year?  We are living in a time when words like gaslighting, abuse, toxicity, trauma, narcissism, etc. are thrown around a lot.  In some instances, these terms […]

December 26, 2023

Protecting Your Peace this Christmas

By Dr. Kendra O’Hora, Ph.D., LCMFT READING TIME: 4 minutes “My winter nights are taken up by static Stress and holiday shopping traffic” -Taylor Swift Quoting the Most Popular Person on the Planet, of Course!Seems only  appropriate to round out the year with a quote from Time’s Person of the Year – none other than […]

August 7, 2023

How to Make Sense of Community Trauma

Community events can trigger trauma, like the recent murder in Harford County. Dr. Kendra Arsenault outlines how to recognize and cope with trauma.

November 1, 2022

Is Christian Counseling Even A Thing?

Hi! Dr. K here – it’s been a bit since I’ve blogged it up 🙂 but here I am! Popping in to answer a question we get every so often from prospective clients, check it out: This is a question that is totally normal to ask and yet, a bit trickier to answer.  So, let’s […]

April 12, 2022

How to Decide If You Should Fight For Your Marriage

Dear Reader,  This author has only one pressing question. How do you respond to the betrayed, broken, fixated, and furious spouse demanding to know: “should I stay or should I go?” If you recognize the introduction of this blog, or read it with the exact tone of Lady Whistledown, then you are out from under […]

December 28, 2020

The Secret Struggle of Addiction in the Family: How to Start the Conversation

by Mike Gillis, LCSW-C Thanks for coming back! If you have missed any of the previous three blogs, do yourself a favor and go back and start from the beginning. For this fourth, and final blog of this series, we are going to wrap things up with talking about how to start the conversation about […]

December 22, 2020

The Secret Struggle of Addiction in the Family: Signs of Use

by Mike Gillis, LCSW-C When planning this blog series I was going to talk about the possible signs that a loved one may be using substances or having a difficult time controlling their use. If I’m being honest, that topic seemed to miss the mark for me.  There are a ton of reasons that drug […]

December 14, 2020

The Secret Struggle of Addiction in the Family: Risk and Protective Factors

by Mike Gillis, LCSW-C Welcome back! This week we are going to be discussing some of the factors that have been shown to put adolescents and young adults at risk for drug and alcohol abuse as well as things that you, the family, can do to protect against those risks. If you missed my last […]

December 7, 2020

The Secret Struggle of Addiction in the Family

by Mike Gillis, LCSW-C One of the things I noticed in my years in the field of addiction was the need for families to have support when loved ones are struggling with drug or alcohol abuse and addiction. Sure, most addiction treatment programs have a family component, but what about the months or years leading […]