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Together, we navigate the development of self, partnerships, parenting, and the general network of connections you build across a lifetime. As a non-profit counseling center, Nick Finnegan Counseling Center (NFCC), is always trying to find ways to support the greater community. Through conversations exploring the family life cycle, as well as common individual and relational concerns, we hope to expand access to mental health resources. NFCC exists to make mental health care affordable and a ...
 
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In today's school system, the demands on parents and teachers are taxing and sometimes unforgiving. While there are more care takers involved in the village that helps rear a child, parents and teachers have the majority of the load, creating a very important partnership. Though they have similar goals, they often struggle to communicate and get on…
 
While there are many myths around the harm of divorce and stepfamilies disrupting a child’s development, research has actually shown that a system of effective, communicative relationships can actually aid children in learning to navigate life in healthy ways. Communication and respect are key to this success. So, how do we create these systems and…
 
How parents respond to their child lets them know how to navigate their surroundings and the people in them, safely. Parents are often on the receiving end of “expert advice”, and judgment, that often lends itself to confusion, stress, and anxiety. However, regardless of parenting choices, the research is clear, your relationship with your children…
 
Relationships are often quick to become more work and less romance in modern society. In this episode, we explore both the theories and experience of couples therapy, as well as, general relationship struggles and tools for navigating them. About our guest Dr. Laura Spiller is a clinical psychologist who owns Heights Couples Therapy and co-owns Wel…
 
Friendships are highly valued in society and research has found that in youth, the human brain’s learning is almost solely done through social connection and face to face interaction, from infancy through early childhood. Developing peer relationships can be both fun and difficult, yet ultimately rewarding for all. They challenge us to be vulnerabl…
 
Relationships are the cornerstone of human health. Research shows that when we experience consistent - quality relationships with others, we live longer, feel better and become more resilient to stress. However, when we don’t have access to these types of relationships and are unable to create new ones, the risks to our mental and physical health c…
 
Choosing to divulge your most vulnerable parts to a complete stranger takes a lot of courage. It also takes a lot of willingness to be vulnerable with ourselves and be willing to hear and do hard things. It makes sense that in situation such as this, forming a trusting, safe connection with a therapist is paramount. In fact, research has proven tim…
 
Crises of faith can happen in response to grief and loss, but they can also often be the result of discrepancy between ones personal life and the doctrines of their faith. The way a spiritual community responds to and support members largely determines whether the faith community becomes a source of support and mental resilience or shame and mental…
 
When we choose a partner to go through life with it's not often that we think about what it would be like to lose them. Or if we do, we don't spend much time considering it because it's so difficult to think about. Any type of loss is hard, but when we lose the one other person we rely on to move through life with, it can be especially painful and …
 
Becoming a caregiver to a loved one who can no longer care for themselves is HARD. It is hard on resources, relationships, and our own well being. As a family caregiver, we need to grieve what was, plan for what could be, and communicate with all the support members we can. AND, that is only the start of what this honorable and difficult role entai…
 
Wouldn't it be nice if there was just ONE Golden, Magical Parenting Manual to get us from birth to adulthood when raising out kids? Parents are bombarded with thousands of opinions and frameworks that feel impossible to implement, while dodging the mines, barbed wire, and explosions of our parenting world. Join us with guest, Amanda Armbruster of T…
 
Self-esteem is kind of a holy grail of sorts - one that we spend a lifetime in search of. BUT what is this mystical, internal force, really? And how do we develop it, share it, and parent it? To help us with this very important conversation, we had fun talking to Diane Vines, LMFT-S, LPC-S, RPT-S. There's more about Diane below, but know that it's …
 
1 in 8 couples experience an infertility journey. A journey that involves physical, emotional and financial stress, while straining relationships. In this episode, we discuss the mental toll, heartbreak, grief, and thankfully, hope - with FabFertility's very own, Blair Nelson. About Blair Nelson: Blair Nelson is an infertility warrior who began her…
 
Dating can be hard, messy, and painful but it can also be fun, enlightening, and energizing. One of the keys to success is knowing yourself and what you hope to offer to a partnership as well as what you expect to receive in return. So, how do we know if we are ready to commit to adding another person's feeling to our list of daily responsibilities…
 
We’ve all heard that question, “Who am I outside of this relationship/marriage”. Singleism, the term for people living life outside of a committed, romantic relationship, is an emerging area of focus on a state of living that many people experience at some point in life. There is so much wonderful momentum behind the concept of living life while si…
 
For many parents, the teen years are filled with fears and challenges, especially as they approach leaving the nest and going off on their own. Will they be safe? Will they know what to do? Are they ready? If you have experienced any of these questions or similar ones, this episode is for you! Teandra Gordon, PhD, LMFT-Supervisor, and Director of S…
 
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