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Third Conversation This next conversation is about topics that can bring a lot of tension to the relationship. The tension can come from the difference of background, opinions, experience amongst other things. This conversation is about children, money, and religion....
Second Conversation The first conversation was dedicated to expectations going into the commitment. This second conversation is equally important and is dedicated to the family of origin. Where and who did your partner come from? What is your family’s mental health...
First Conversation So you are thinking about marriage? That’s great! Having a life partner is something to look forward to. If that is what you both want. There are some key questions that need answers and some detailed information that should be talked about. The...
No pain no gain. Is a term normally used when working out. If you are not sore or hurting in some way, you are not working hard enough. When you are feeling the pain, that could be a sign of your muscles getting attention and strengthening. Some call it growing pain....
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...
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.
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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.
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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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