Blog Posts for Life Transition

Celebrating Adolescence: 3 Tips for Parents of Adolescents

Posted:   July 27, 2017 by Nate Wilson-Traisman, MS

Adolescence can be a trying time, but it can also be a time of excitement and wonder. Parents can play a pivotal role in setting the tone for this important developmental period. Strive to enhance your own understanding of the adolescent developmental period so that you can frame your child’s emotional, physical, and behavioral changes within the context of normal human development.

Is this Postpartum Depression?

Posted:   August 22, 2016 by Kristen Genzano, MA, LPC

A woman’s mind, body, and spirit change when she becomes pregnant.  Statistics suggest that 15%-20% of women report symptoms of depression during or after pregnancy.  Not to mention postpartum depression is often unreported.  The number of women who suffer from postpartum depression is likely significantly higher.

Summer At Last! Now What?

Posted:   July 31, 2016 by Sam Wilson

Believe it or not, even Oregon summer can be a very difficult time for some people.

Helping Children Deal with Grief and Loss

Posted:   August 04, 2015 by Kaleigh Doncheck

One of the most common questions I’ve received is how to help children and teens deal with grief and loss. Often parents and caregivers understandably feel overwhelmed by their own emotions and struggle to support their child through the grieving process. Sometimes parents don’t want to upset their child and are unsure of how to explain death in a way that will make sense, especially when children are younger.