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Trauma and the responsibility of change

Thursday, September 12, 2019

Chad McCoy, M.A., LPC

Traumatic events are horrible. Often they are the extreme closing of the gap between the malevolence of what I know can happen within the world and what has happened to me within my life. For instance: Many of us won't maybe say this aloud, but your loved ones are ... Read More...



A Diet for Your Brain??

Thursday, September 12, 2019

Monica Whitten, Edmond Family Counseling Practicum Student

Most of us think about our physical health quite a bit, whether it’s wishing you were a few pounds lighter, thinking about your blood pressure, trying to fix chronic tummy trouble, etc. In an attempt to remedy these con... Read More...



My Privilege

Friday, August 31, 2018

By: John Goetz

Webster’s dictionary says a privilege is a right or immunity granted as a particular benefit, advantage, or favor. It is time that I address two of my privileges in life. First is I married a great cook. Yes due to no skills of my own I married an individual with generat... Read More...



Sheila’s Self Care Quarterly Check Up

Thursday, April 19, 2018

After making a commitment during 2018 to actively participate in self-investment by finding two days per month to specifically devote to meeting my own needs, I feel compelled to provide a first quarter report on my progress.In part, it’s this stems from the need to hold myself accountable... Read More...



Parkland Shooter

Monday, April 09, 2018

By: Quinton Ellis, LPC

As a person, I can offer you no comfort about events like the recent school shooting in Florida, As a therapist, I may, in some respects, be able to offer even less. I have a master’s degree in counseling psychology and years of experience in my field – but i... Read More...



Dodging Your Therapist? That’s Okay!

Friday, January 05, 2018

Audrey Woods
Staff Therapist

It’s a beautiful day! You’re at a local event, maybe Heard on Hurd or the Farmer’s Market. You’re enjoying the sunshine and breeze; Oklahoma’s best! But hark, who goes there? It’s your therapist over yonder. You freeze with a whoosh of jumbled tho... Read More...



Happy Holidays

Thursday, January 04, 2018

by John Goetz, LPC

Hello all. I was listening to NPR one morning and heard a story about the development of Facebook.The discussion was about the algorithms that went into the creation of Facebook and how it was designed to ensure its users would continue to engage with the pr... Read More...



The Nature of Domestic Violence

Monday, January 01, 2018

By: John Goetz, LPC

As the survivors of the Florida school shooting head back to school and the nation focuses its attention on the why and how of this tragic event, I would like to suggest we pull ourselves away from the headlines and place some of our focus on a type... Read More...



Invest in Yourself

Monday, January 01, 2018

by Sheila Stinnett, Executive Director

I have recently become focused on the idea of investment. Maybe it’s because I am in my fifties and my thinking has shifted toward retirement or maybe it’s the intense focus our society places on monetary security as we age. Financi... Read More...



Is Counseling Forever?

Sunday, January 01, 2017

By: Audrey Woods, Staff Therapist

Perhaps you are considering starting counseling. You’d really like to work on some life issues, but you have questions. For example, how long will this take? Days, weeks, months, years? The answer to your questions is, of course, it depends…... Read More...



Teens are more depressed because they’re more isolated

Sunday, January 01, 2017

Chad McCoy, M.A., LPC

Edmond Family Counseling

There are some things that you cannot live without. Food, water, air, relationships, safety, belongingness, just to name a few. Without these things, we literally cannot survive. Of course, outside of the biologically imp... Read More...



The Panic Button

Sunday, January 01, 2017

By: John Goetz, LPC and Quinton Ellis, LPC

Each year, millions of Americans suffer from panic attacks. By the numbers, the problem looks like this:

  • About 1.7% of the adult U.S. population ages 18 to 54 - approximately 2.4 mil... Read More...


Fidget Spinners: To Spin or Not to Spin

Sunday, January 01, 2017


By: Sheila Stinnett, Executive Director

If you aren’t already aware there is a new “must have” object capturing the attention of our nation’s youth the “fidget spinner”. These popular spinning toys have three arms extending from a center of ball bearings w... Read More...



Bucket List Yet?

Sunday, January 01, 2017

By: Amanda Percival, LPC

Spring has sprung! This is probably my favorite time of year. The grass and trees are green, the sun is shining, and the birds are singing. For some, this time of year brings new hope, new beginnings, inspiration, a... Read More...



Access to Prevention leads to Healthy Adults

Sunday, January 01, 2017

By: Chad McCoy, LPC, Assistant Executive Director

 

Consider for a moment a couple of truths: Early identification is the best indicator for a positive outcome and people are living much longer than ever before. If you agree with these tr... Read More...



Thoughts While Walking

Sunday, January 01, 2017

By: John Goetz, LPC

In March I was introduced to a short independent film, The Butterfly Circus, Created by Joshua and Rebekah Weigel in 2009. The setting is the 1930s, America is in the middle of the Great Depression. Many people are jobless... Read More...



13 Reasons Why NOT

Sunday, January 01, 2017

A Response from the Staff

Edmond Family Counseling

 

13 Reasons Why, a book by Jay Asher, has recently been adapted by Netflix into a series, narrated by the now deceased character, Hannah Baker. Hannah has committed suicide. She place... Read More...



THE ART OF SELF-SABOTAGE

Sunday, January 01, 2017

By: Belinda Crosier, LPC, LADC

A fascinating, but frustrating, phenomenon that therapists witness much more than we would like is that of the self-sabotage syndrome. You’ve probably observed it in someone you love – or maybe even yourself – even though you may not h... Read More...



Non-Verbal Communication

Sunday, January 01, 2017

By: Sheila Stinnett

“The body says what words cannot”. This simple quote from the famous American dancer Martha Graham speaks volumes about significant impact of non-verbal communication in our relationships with those in our lives. Whether we intend to or not, we are co... Read More...



What Grandma Said or Eat your Beets

Sunday, January 01, 2017

By: John Goetz, LPC

First and foremost, I must wish a Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to all. It has been an interesting end to 2016. Between the elections, fall semester finials, the holiday season, bedlam football, and looking forward to a New Year, this can be... Read More...



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