Mind Matters: Adulting doesn’t have to be painful

Article originally published on Waco Today. Today “Adulting” is the new term to describe the process of taking on various life responsibilities. This process typically occurs sometime between ages 18 and 22, although in some cases it can take place even later. Many...

Vacations Are Good For Your Mental Health

Summer is a great time to plan a vacation! Vacations are not only fun, they are good for your mental health. Whether you take a short road trip or a longer trip out of the country, vacations offer an opportunity to boost mental clarity and overall wellness. Read my...

Surviving Spring Break as a Working Parent

For many parents, work obligations do not stop when the kids are out of school. Additionally, changes in routine can be stressful and disruptive for parents. Ironically, spring break brings stress for many people. In my counseling practice, I have worked with teens,...

Keep the Stress Out of Your Family Fun: 4 Simple Steps

There are so many fun fall activities in central Texas that are perfect for families! Sometimes even fun activities can cause stress when we strive for perfection and worry about missing out. Please read my Hooray for Family article for tips on keeping your family...

How Can Parents Help Kids Cope With School Stress?

When I work with teenagers or college students, their parents often ask me how they can help. Whether their child is dealing with depression, anxiety, relationship issues, or general stress, parents often wonder what to do and what not do. In my recent interview with...