5 Myths About Forgiveness That Keep Us Bitter

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We’ve all been hurt before.  It’s an inevitable part of living in a broken world with broken people. Maybe our spouse disappointed us, our friend rejected us, our boss underappreciates us, or our family members mistreated us.  Whatever the particular situation, when these injuries occur, it’s natural to feel frustrated, angry, and even vengeful.  Our minds replay the offense over …

Oregon’s 2017 Solar Eclipse Information

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The time is almost here for the much anticipated solar eclipse that will be traveling across the United States – and perfectly through Oregon so that many of us can see either a total or nearly full eclipse! It should be a very interesting and awe inspiring event. I thought it might be helpful to post a couple of links for …

I’ve been working hard on my new office

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Whew! I've been coordinating the move for the last few weeks, and we finally were able to move out of the Beveland St. office last night and into the new Hilltop space. Here's a sneak preview of what my office looks like (my new couch is scheduled to be delivered next week, unfortunately, so I'll have my old one in …

We are moving in August

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In August 2017, Discover Counseling will be leaving the Beveland St. office suite to expand, and move just up the street (0.3 miles) to the Hilltop Business Center. The new suite will have more offices, a larger waiting area, reception area, and access to the Hilltop Cafe downstairs. The new location is just across the Hwy 217 overpass, walkable from …

Administrative Professionals Day 2016

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Today is national Administrative Professionals Day, so I want to take a few moments to give acknowledgement to my Administrative Assistant, Zondra Runberg. She has been with Discover Counseling for about 4 years, and she has brought a great deal of organizational support to the company. Zondra handles all insurance processing, she manages the financial side of client accounts, and …

New Business Features

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I’ve been hard at work trying to make my practice more accessible and useful to my clients, and wanted to introduce some new features! These are offered at no charge to clients and will hopefully make the whole counseling experience more seamless. Facebook Page I’ve created a Facebook page for my business! Now you can find details about my practice, …

Reconsider Your Affair

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I don’t normally do this, but after reading this NY Times article, I deemed it worthy to link to on its own. It’s very well-written and offers insight from both perspectives – the one having an affair and the one betrayed by their spouse’s affair. In my experience as a therapist working with couples, everything the author writes is painfully …

insurance

Reminder About Your Deductible

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As the new year rolls around, it brings with it a fresh start at many things. One important one to pay attention to is your insurance deductible. Insurance plans work in one of two ways: Contract year plan. This means your plan begins and ends on a date you initiated coverage, and can be anywhere throughout the year. For example, …

Self-Talk

What Is Self-Talk?

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In counseling, we often talk about the things we say to ourselves or think about privately. This is called “self-talk.” Sometimes it comes in the form of actual conversation or monologue with/to ourselves, and sometimes it’s just a bunch of thoughts we think about. Either way, it’s private stuff that nobody knows about unless we vocalize it in some way. …

How To Map Out Change

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There are two basic things required for mapping change: something to run away from, and something to run towards. Running Away Usually people don’t think of running away from something as a good thing. When it comes to change, however, I think it’s absolutely critical. Why? Because whatever it is you want to escape tells you all kinds of information …