A Metaphor of Healing from emotional trauma   Therapy dog, Tuppence, provided a metaphor for healing from emotional trauma. Sometimes parents have to do things kids don’t like in order to help them heal from their emotional trauma. My therapy dog, Tuppence, recently required stiches in her eyelid. As a consequence she has been required…

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marriage miscommunication

4 ways to destroy a marriage With all of the discussions on marriage and divorce today, many agree that there are four marriage miscommunication signs that a marriage may be in serious trouble. The Gottman Institute in Seattle, Washington identified four deadly communication styles that can be deadly to a marriage. They called these communication…

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  Courage and Tuppence are two of the “4 legged variety” of therapists at the Family Christian Counseling Center. They have both been around the offices at the Center helping children heal for many years. Any dog that is used by a therapist at the Center must be evaluated and pass the therapy dog exam…

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Gottman Marriage Therapy The Gottman’s have thoroughly researched what works best in marriage therapy. The Gottman method follows seven basic principles to help couples build healthy relationships. If you are interested in couples counseling and believe this method would be helpful, please contact me. The Gottman Method for Healthy Relationships: Build Love Maps:How well do you…

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One of the techniques that the Family Christian Counseling Center uses in children’s counseling is the sand tray. The therapists at the Center use this method as an addition to traditional therapies. Sand tray therapy is defined as “The therapeutic use of a collection of miniatures in a sandtray. It is a non-verbal expressive and…

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