19 08, 2016

Is It More Than Stress? 10 Signs to Watch For

By | August 19th, 2016|Adults, Anxiety, Depression, Health, Trauma|0 Comments

  Everyone experiences stress in their life. But have you wondered if your feelings of anxiety or sadness are more than just stress? Knowing the signs can be helpful to getting the help you need. In this post, you’ll find a checklist therapists use to assess if you are more than just stressed. Sign #1: [...]

10 07, 2016

7 Powerful Ways to Manage Anxiety

By | July 10th, 2016|Adults, Anxiety, Depressed, Depression, Health|1 Comment

Anxiety affects nearly twenty percent of the U.S. population. Yet, as common as it is, anxiety also highly treatable. In fact, there are many simple ways for you to feel more relaxed, starting now. Try these tried-and-true methods for a calmer life: 1. Get Up, Stand Up Research shows that sitting can increase anxiety. Sedentary activities [...]

31 03, 2015

Could Your Child Have Anxiety? Watch For These Key Signs

By | March 31st, 2015|Anxiety, Children, Parents, Teens|3 Comments

6 Childhood Anxiety alerts to help you identify what’s worrying your child. Why is it so difficult to calm your child's inner alarm? What will soothe her sense of impending doom? You can see that your child is sad, afraid. Whatever is happening is more than moodiness and deeper than typical childhood fear. Words like "fidgety," "tense," "high [...]

8 11, 2014

Are You Raising Kind Kids?

By | November 8th, 2014|Anxiety, Children, Parents, Teens|0 Comments

This week LaunchPad Counseling  was quoted on cafemom.com  in an article called 5 Ways to Raise Kind Kids.  The reporter contacted me a few days before the blog article came out, and asked for suggestions for parents. I gave her a list of about five things, of which she used two in her article. So, I thought [...]

8 10, 2014

Telling Children About Divorce (Part 1)

By | October 8th, 2014|Anxiety, Children, Parent Coaching, Parents, Teens|0 Comments

Telling children about divorce may be the hardest conversation you’ve ever had, in a long series of really hard conversations. Once you and your spouse have made the difficult decision to divorce, you’re faced with telling the other people who will be most affected – your kids. Following are the first 5 of 10 suggestions [...]

5 10, 2014

Telling Children About Divorce (Part 2)

By | October 5th, 2014|Anxiety, Children, Parent Coaching, Parents, Teens|0 Comments

In Getting Divorced? How to Tell Children About Divorce Part I, I listed the first five suggestions for telling children about divorce. In Part II, I will share with you another five suggestions that will help your children process the upcoming changes in the most healthy way possible. Telling Children About DivorceFollowing are the some [...]

8 07, 2014

Helping Your Child Battle Anxiety

By | July 8th, 2014|Anxiety, Children, Parent Coaching, Parents|0 Comments

Childhood anxiety is a common challenge that parents confront. Every one of us suffers from anxiety at some point; it’s a natural reaction to frightening or stressful situations. Anxiety becomes a problem, for adults and children, when it is irrational, excessive, and persistent. The sad reality is that at least one in eight children suffer [...]

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