My Services

Individual Counseling

Talking to a professional can help you to work through issues and find solutions.

Couples Counseling

Marriage has its ups and downs. Counseling can get you back on track.

Family Counseling

The functioning of the family unit is important to each individual. Gain new skills to live together successfully.

Latest Blog

Hypnotherapy!

Hypnosis has been around for over 200 years. It is a great way to make much needed changes in your life. Ready to quit smoking? Ready to manage your weight? Ready to stop feeling anxious? Want to get better scores on your SAT, ACT or some other exam?  Why not give hypnosis a try?   Most

Read More

Anxiety and Depression Comic Strip

Read More

Read More

Read More

Getting your mental health back in shape!

Getting Your Mental Health Back In Shape from the American Counseling Association Today, most of us are more aware of our physical health than ever before. We exercise more, pay attention to our diets and get needed health checks in order to catch problems early. But, most of us don't think about our mental health

Read More

How a Donut changed my day…

I ate a donut for breakfast today…probably 500 calories, maybe more. So after I ate the donut, I decided I needed to take a walk and work off some of the calories. As I was walking, I started to notice what was around me. I decided to make the walk a “mindfulness walk”. Why not

Read More

Don’t Let Anger Issues Control You

For most of us, our daily lives include a lot of stress and tension. There's that morning traffic jam, the supervisor who never appreciates us, the kids' latest problems, the news reports of terrorism reports, bad economic news and local crimes. Unfortunately, for many people, daily stress and tension can build to the point that

Read More

Letting Valentine’s Day Re-Ignite Your Romance

The American Counseling Association's "Counseling Corner" Weekly Columns from the American Counseling Association Yes, Valentine's Day can seem like nothing but a massive push to sell romantic cards and gifts of flowers, candy or jewelry but, despite all the commercial hype, the reality is that Valentine's Day can be a good opportunity for putting the romance

Read More

Article about Marijuana Anonymous

http://www.bbc.co.uk/newsbeat/30683620

Read More

A little something about ANXIETY

I'm FREAKIN' Out! By Debbie Rasso, LMHC, CAP, NCC, ICADC How many times have you heard yourself or someone else say this? Things at times seem overwhelming and we may begin to feel high levels of anxiety. In the past, we would pick up our favorite drug or drink. Doctors were often quick to "give

Read More

Forgiveness (found this in a drawer)

They may not deserve FORGIVENESS, but I do FORGIVENESS is an act, not a feeling. Though it may generate feelings, FORGIVENESS is an exercise of the will. When we FORGIVE, we refuse to be further damaged by the doings of others. A refusal to FORGIVE is called a resentment. and the victim of resentment is

Read More

Are you co-dependent???

I'm Ok ONLY if you're OK….. Romeo! By Debbie Rasso, MS, LMHC, CAP, NCC When you find yourself living to make someone else happy, you might just be a co-dependent. When another person's needs are more important than your own, you might just be a co-dependent. When it is your job to save someone, you

Read More

Holiday Perfection???

http://www.cincopa.com/media-platform/runtime/itunes/feed.aspx?fid=A0OA-zrpvgkE Holiday Perfection Around this time of the year, mere mortal humans strive to be in the perfect zone during the holidays.  Wanting to achieve the famous holiday legend which seems to hold on year after year – perfection. The perfect present, the perfect partner, the perfect party, the perfect dinner, the perfect day and

Read More

Sometimes Kids Need Therapy Too…

Brought to you by Everyday Health When Children Need Therapy By Dennis Thompson Jr. | Medically reviewed by Pat F. Bass III, MD, MPH Children have many of the same mental health issues as adults and may also need counseling. Here's some advice on finding therapy for kids. Adults like to think of childhood as

Read More

Managing Depression and Stress During the Holidays

Managing Depression and Stress during the Holidays By Debbie Rasso, LMHC, NCC, CAP Holidays are filled with emotions. Not all of them are good.  For many people, the holidays can be less than joyful. Common feelings that arise during the holidays are depression and anxiety (aka stress). There are many challenges at this time of

Read More

Bullying features ‘hugely’ in addicts’ childhoods | Irish Examiner

Bullying features 'hugely' in addicts' childhoods | Irish Examiner.

Read More

Mistletoe, Menorahs and Martinis????

Mistletoe, Menorahs and Martinis? By Deborah Rasso, MS, LMHC, CAP December is usually a month to remember, but not if you drink too much.  Alcohol use increases dramatically during the holidays. An increase like this can lead to heartache and problems.  Parties abound and it becomes more acceptable to drink. However, most people don’t realize

Read More

ADHD and Crime article… impulsive = jail?

Go Undiagnosed, Go Directly to Jail? The Truth About Adult ADHD and Crime (taken from Everydayhealth.com) By Jeff Emmerson Published Feb 8, 2014 Did you know that 20 to 45 percent of adult inmates have ADHD? Several studies have found that a large number of inmates had ADHD as children and that many of them

Read More

Overcoming 3 Common Obstacles in Therapy

Taken from Psychcentral.com "World Of Psychology" By MARGARITA TARTAKOVSKY, M.S. Associate Editor If you’re new to therapy, you may not know what to expect. To help you make the most of the process, we asked seasoned clinical psychologist Ryan Howes, Ph.D, to share the three biggest obstacles in therapy along with how to overcome each

Read More

Three things you should never say to an addict…

http://drugabuse.com/3-things-you-should-never-say-to-an-addict/

Read More

Are you a Perfectionist???

6 Signs You’re a Perfectionist (and How to Lighten Up) By Everyday Health Guest Contributor Published Oct 1, 2014 www.Everydayhealth.com By Elizabeth Lombardo, PhD, Special to Everyday Health My name is Elizabeth, and I am a recovering perfectionist. From striving for As in school to making dramatic efforts to be thin, I always pushed myself

Read More

Nice little video

Post by Positive Outlooks.

Read More

Scans show damage from Alcohol

  Alcoholism Damages Brians White matter

Read More

PTSD? Check out this article.

http://www.everydayhealth.com/emotional-health/anxiety/post-traumatic-stress-disorder.aspx?pos=2&xid=nl_EverydayHealthEmotionalHealth_20141122

Read More

PTSD is the topic of the day (you can also take my self-test to see if you have it)

10 Signs Traumatic Perfectionism  From Dr. Bill Tollefson Below are ten (10 ) signs that you are possibly a perfectionist due to abusive or traumatic situations. Once recognition is achieved, then the warning signs will lose power and influence. Do you recognize any of these ten (10) signs in yourself?  Always anxious but don’t know why

Read More

Good information about Cocaine and your body!

Read More

Co-dependency??!!

I'm Ok ONLY if you're OK….. Romeo! By Debbie Rasso, LMHC, CAP, NCC When you find yourself living to make someone else happy, you might just be a co-dependent. When another person's needs are more important than your own, you might just be a co-dependent. When it is your job to save someone, you just

Read More

Nurse reveals the top 5 regrets people make on their deathbed

Nurse reveals the top 5 regrets people make on their deathbed.

Read More

Be Healthier!

7 Ways to Get Psychologically Healthier, Quickly Gain inner strength and improve your mood, every day Published on October 18, 2014 by Ronald E. Riggio, Ph.D. in Cutting-Edge Leadership When the stress and wear and tear of everyday life gets us down, there are small things that we can do that will allow us to

Read More

adhd or trauma

http://acestoohigh.com/2014/07/07/how-childhood-trauma-could-be-mistaken-for-adhd/Is it really ADD?

Read More

Call me today and let's see if we are a good fit!