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Does your child act like a raw mess of nervous energy and reactivity? Now that the kids are back in school, their nervous system is becoming overloaded with signals from their surroundings: lights, voices, directions, temperature, and smells. While some kids are...
How To Find The Right Marriage Counselor for Your Relationship?Marriage counseling is an effective way to improve relationships and communication in marriages. It can also help couples learn how to better manage conflicts and disagreements. Start by asking friends or...
What's with all the letters?Once you’ve found someone that you think is a good fit to be your therapist you may start to research deeper by looking on their website, reading blogs that they’ve posted, or even finding social media accounts. Once you start to dig around...
Welcome back to my series “New to therapy”! You’ve made it through all the steps to get an appointment scheduled, and now you’re anxiously awaiting the first session with a new therapist. Maybe you’re even wondering what the heck you should be expecting. Today, we’re...
Hello! Welcome back (or welcome!) to our blog series “New to Therapy”. This article assumes that you went through all the hard work of finding a counselor who feels like the perfect fit for you and still feel stuck. Now all you need to do is start a conversation with...
Often during my “New to therapy” series I have mentioned moments where you, the client, are encouraged to use your own voice. Having been in therapy myself in the past, I promise I understand what a daunting task I have placed in front of you by encouraging you to be...
Whether you are brand new to the therapy game in 2022 (or whenever you see this), or if you have had experience with therapy before: Congratulations! We are so happy to have you with us. I know this process can be overwhelming, so I’m here to help you through as much...
Media today is so much click bait! The information that we read is rewritten, scrubbed, and hyped to draw us in, but then it gets too long, has too many names, so we don’t read to the end- and the end is where the article usually hides important information. Your...
“Kids are resilient, they can adapt to this”; “don’t worry, our children are resilient”- what does that even mean? Resiliency is the ability of a person to adjust to, or recover readily from illness, adversity, major life changes, etc. according to dictionary.com. In...
I remember talking with my Mom years ago and she said, “You have to love yourself before you can love someone else.” What a hard lesson that is to learn! People pleasers can so quickly give someone else the respect and love that all, including oneself, deserve....
Dealing with addiction can be scary and overwhelming, if you don’t have the right resources. MCP Counseling is here to help you stay motivated on moving toward a healthy future.
“Anger is an acid that can do more harm to the vessel in which it is stored than to anything on which it is poured.
— Mark Twain
“Healing severe or chronic pain, I believe, includes transforming our relationship to the pain, and, ultimately, it is about transforming our relationship to who we are and to life.”
-Sarah Anne Shockley
“A great marriage is not when the ‘perfect couple’ comes together. It is when an imperfect couple learns to enjoy their differences.”
– Dave Meurer
You may feel confused about your personal sexual orientation and identity. You may feel confused and uncomfortable revealing your personal sexual orientation to those close to you.
LGBT Couples Counseling
Melinda specializes in working with children, teenagers, and adults in the gender diverse community. She knows how difficult it can be to discuss your innermost thoughts and concerns, but it is her goal to help you grow by listening to your problems and supporting you.
As a sex-positive therapist, Melinda understands that valuing yourself and the other, or others, in the relationship can energize the connection you have. Pausing to consider and share what your intimate needs and/or sexual preferences are helping build connections in trust in the relationship.
Sex Positive Therapy
You may feel confused about your personnel sexual orientation and identity. You may feel confused and uncomfortable revealing your personal sexual orientation to those close to you. Whether its family members or friends this accelerated cycle of thoughts can lead to stress, anxiety, depression, and other mental health struggles.
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