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Successfully Transitioning into Summer

03 June 2024

By Marci Stevens, M.S., LMFT-C

Edmond Family Counseling

Transitioning to summer vacation can be an exciting but challenging time for family. The transition can look different for each family.

For some, it may require juggling your child’s array of commitments, such as daycare, e...

The Quest for Work-Life Balance in Today's World

26 April 2024

By Jaira Draper, M.A., LPC-C

Edmond Family Counseling

In an era where the boundaries between work and personal life blur more each day, the quest for work-life balance has become a central theme in the lives of millions. With the advent of remote work and the ever-present lure of digita...

ADHD & Executive Functioning

12 March 2024

By Jeremey Bridges

Edmond Family Counseling

ADHD is a common diagnosis that affects millions of Americans. According to the CDC, 6 million children between the ages of 3-17 were diagnosed with ADHD between 2016-2019. Boys were 13% more likely than girls to be diagnosed with ADHD. Bl...

Tips for Tackling New Year’s Tasks

08 January 2024

By Elena Shimanek

Edmond Family Counseling

Now that we have finished our holiday celebrations, it is our turn to make our list (feel free to check them twice.) That’s right, I’m talking about: The To-Do List. As we finish up the busiest season of the year, we come to realize that there ...

Don't Let Stress Ruin the Holidays

18 December 2023

By Marci Stevens, M.S., LMFT Candidate

Edmond Family Counseling

The holidays can bring about a mix of emotions for many. For some people, it can bring feelings of loneliness, sadness, and loss. Seeing family and friends can be a time of joy and excitement or bring feelings of sorrow and disappoi...

How to beat the "Holiday Blues"

15 November 2023

By Jamie Prisco-Rudolph, M.S., LPC-C

Edmond Family Counseling

The holiday season is typically filled with joy, laughter, and togetherness. It's the time of year where families and friends get together to create new memories with their loved ones. Despite all the fun and merriment, the holiday se...

Reflecting on Buffet's passing & summer's end

19 October 2023

By: John Goetz

Edmond Family Counseling

James William Buffett (December 25, 1946 – September 1, 2023)

I’ve written past articles about Country and Western Therapy using country music songs to help describe the human condition. In respect to his passing this month and to the passing of summer ...

The Impact of Social Media on Mental Health: Unveiling and Dealing with the Digital Dilemma

18 September 2023

A Closer Look at the Influence of Social Media Platforms on Well-being

By: Jaira Draper, M.A., LPC-C

Edmond Family Counseling

It’s no secret that social media has embedded itself in our lives and changed the way we interact, exchange informati...

Edmond Family Counseling had a blast with GirlStrong Day Camps

17 August 2023

By Katie Golden

Edmond Family Counseling

School has begun, but at EFC we’re still celebrating the wonderful times summer brought us. Our days were filled with space themed GirlStrong Day Camps. Edmond Family Counseling hosted five sessions of the one-week day camp for incoming third through sixt...

How to be Present and Live in the Moment

19 July 2023

By Lisa Kadavy

Edmond Family Counseling

Do you find yourself struggling to be present and live in the moment? Life pulls us in many different directions, and I quite frequently find myself struggling to be present and live in the moment.

Being present refers to a state of mindful awareness of what is...

Searching For Identity

14 June 2023

By Jamie Prisco -Rudolph, M.A.,-LPC-C

Edmond Family Counseling

Have you ever stared out of the car window on a long drive and thought to yourself: “Who am I?” If you have, you are certainly not alone! Establishing a true sense of self is an important process to achieve personal goals and feel secure in personal values and ideals...

A Busy Person’s Guide to Patience

09 May 2023

By Colin Turpin

Edmond Family Counseling

The car in front of you isn’t paying attention when the light turns green. Your nephew asks you the same question for the 50th time in a row. Your internet connection gets disconnected… again. Life is full of situations that test our patience. The bad news is tha...

New Year, New Expectations; How You Can Expect a Better Year

13 January 2023

January 2023

By: Jaira Draper

Edmond Family Counseling

With the new year in full swing, some of you may have already set goals and new year resolutions. Individuals frequently perceive the start of a new year as a turning point and a chance to improve their lives. Whether you ar...

Coping with Grief and Loss During the Holidays

13 December 2022

By: Jamie Prisco-Rudolph, M.A., LPC-C

Edmond Family Counseling

Dealing with feelings of grief and loss at any time during the year can be difficult. Common symptoms of grief and loss include lack of energy, changes in sleep patterns and eating habits, lack of focus, and fee...

The Power of “No”

21 November 2022

By: Amanda Beck

Edmond Family Counseling

Relationships with others can come with so many wonderful benefits but for some, there can also be challenges. One area I see time and time again with people is an unfamiliar relationship with boundaries. Boundaries are the limits or rule...

Ways to Increase Self-Esteem

03 November 2022

By Jamie Prisco-Rudolph, M.A., LPC-C

Edmond Family Counseling

In positive psychology, it has been theorized that individuals who know and utilize their personal strengths in their daily lives lead happier and more productive lives. This is because t...

When Control Controls You

07 September 2022

By Colin Turpin, MA, LPC-C

Edmond Family Counseling

Has your relationship with control in your life ever controlled you? Control is your ability to influence behavior, beliefs, or the outcome of a situation. You have zero control over the weather; yo...

Ways to Build Resilience

29 August 2022

By Lisa Kadavy, Edmond Family Counseling

What is resilience? Resilience is the ability to withstand adversity and bounce back from difficult life events. Being resilient does not mean that people do not experience stress, emotional upheaval and suffering. Life has it ups and downs. We all experience s...

Learning to Take a Pause

23 June 2022

By Jamie Prisco-Rudolph

Edmond Family Counseling

Throughout our day, we encounter countless stressors that can cause us to feel overwhelmed and emotionally drained. Once we start to experience these feelings of stres...

How to Die Young From Stress

23 March 2022

By Colin Turpin, MA, LPC-C

Edmond Family Counseling

As a counselor, people always ask me about how to have more stress in their lives. I will frequently get questioned about tips and tricks to stop being so happy and relaxed all of the time. I get it! You all had wonderful, prosperous, restful years and need so...

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