Payge Petrie

February 12, 2020

Somewhere Over the Rainbow…

By Patrick Heard Have you tried to explain Autism to someone?  It’s not that easy is it? I often wonder how the person with Autism thinks about describing the “Big A”?  I thought about the song, “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” in the movie, The Wizard of Oz.  Like Dorothy, people with Autism […]
January 23, 2020

Setting Yourself up for Success: How to Set Goals You Can Achieve

By Michelle Overman   When I was in elementary school, I wanted to play sports in college. It was my dream. It was my goal. As a young child, I was at least 10 years away from being able to achieve that goal. There were many years and many steps I had […]
December 16, 2019

Self-Care

by Jayme Beal, 10/18/2019   Self-care is not selfish, in fact, it is vital. Self-care is not a treat, but an act of kindness towards us. Self-care is a priority and not a luxury. You may find yourself cringing while reading those phrases or may be feeling a sense of relief. America […]
November 21, 2019

Loving Boys, Broken Fathers

By Patrick Heard I walked with my little three-year-old client and his mother to the exit of my office. As we were walking, the little boy reached up and wrapped his fingers around my finger. When I opened the door, the little boy held out both hands gesturing for me to pick […]
November 12, 2019

Why Counseling?

By Jayme Beal Counseling can seem daunting to some or just plain silly to others. I have heard various reasons of why people choose to not go to counseling. For example, “I should be able to figure it out by myself”, “it will be weird talking to a stranger about my life”, […]
November 4, 2019

Expressive Art Therapy

By Janet Leavell Jergins, LPC, LMFT, AAMFT Approved Supervisor “I make art when I can’t gather the words to say.”  Nikki Rowe Expressive Arts Therapy helps the unconscious mind communicate with the conscious mind.  Spending time in a non-verbal art exercise with a therapist is one means of allowing a wounded self […]