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Posts by Terri Abraham

Controlling Anger

Often when we are angry, it’s because someone did something that we don’t like. It’s easy to focus on the other person and their mistakes, bad habits, and character flaws. We may even be 100% right that the other person could or should have done something differently. But calming down and controlling anger requires us…

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Getting a Good Night’s Sleep

Since we just switched to Daylight Savings Time, I know that many of us are having difficulty falling asleep. Perhaps your sleep patterns are off. I think this blog post from our therapist, Aisha Brady, LMSW, about how to set the stage for a good night’s sleep can help! Are you having difficulty falling asleep?…

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Is It ADHD or Anxiety? What A Parent Needs to Know

Today’s blog is written by Laura Williams, LAPC. Laura is a child therapist at the Marietta West Cobb Counseling Center and specializes in working with children from age 2 – age 13. ADHD and anxiety disorders are some of most commonly diagnosed mental health disorders in children and teens. Do you think you can tell…

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Why Choose Play Therapy?

Today’s post is written by the newest therapist to join our practice, Amy Rozett, a Licensed Professional Counselor and a Registered Play Therapist. Here is what Amy has to say about Play Therapy: Is Play Therapy Right for My Child? As a parent, you want what is best for your child and want to give…

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Grief Group Starting in January

“Grief, no matter where it comes from, can only be resolved by connecting to other people.” – Thomas Horn  There is no one way to mourn a loss. And the pain and suffering of losing a loved one can be one of the hardest things we experience and life. Continuing to move on and live your…

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Does your loved one have a Substance Use Disorder?

When a loved one begins acting in unhealthy ways that are out of character, you may consider whether they are suffering from an addiction (meaning they are dependent) or abuse (meaning they not dependent but use is creating problems) disorder. Here are some warning signs you may notice to help you in deciding when to…

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When Someone You Love May Be Suicidal

The recent suicides by celebrities Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain have brought into our awareness that suicide can affect anyone. Statistics show that suicide rates are rising dramatically. People are being urged to reach out if they need help but if someone reaches out to you, would you know what to do? If you are…

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Feeling All Your Feelings

Riiiip! I don’t think there’s a more satisfying sound than weeds being ripped from the ground by their roots. I’ve been doing a lot of weed pulling lately, thanks to this rainy summer (more on that here). Last night I was so grateful for the sense of sound so I could hear yet more crabgrass…

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Improving your Family Relationships

Eastern family

Going home for the holidays and dreading that there will be no change in your family relationships? Does your significant other ever accuse you of becoming someone he or she doesn’t recognize when you’re with your family? Maybe you’re reverting to an old and familiar role… In most families, we each play a role. In…

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Stop Trying to Reason with Unreasonable People

stubborn man

Seriously. Stop it. It doesn’t work. They don’t get it. And it’s making you miserable. I see it all the time in my practice. Clients struggle to figure out how to make a relationship work, why it’s not getting better, what they’re doing wrong that keeps things stuck. Often, from where I sit, I see they’re only making one…

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