Domestic Violence

Domestic Violence Awareness Month “But he doesn’t hit me.” I have heard that statement more often than I could count. Sitting in my office at Ancora, I mask my wincing response as my client tells me this. Domestic violence is so much more complex than physical abuse. I prepare myself to provide education.  My counseling career began at a domestic violence agency in California. I answered the crisis line, speaking…

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Couples Counseling

Communication Skills One question asked quite a bit by prospective clients is “Do you offer couples counseling?” The short answer is no. The longer answer is that we have can help you find one and, in the interim, work with you individually to develop better listening and communication skills that will be helpful across your relationships. Various therapeutic modalities can be helpful for couples. Personally, I am a big fan…

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National Professional Wellness Month

Welcome to halfway through June! This month is National Professional Wellness month. As a trauma-informed company, part of what we uphold for each other and what we offer to the community is support around mental health. As we know, wellness isn’t only physical health, but emotional, spiritual, and social as well. This is particularly the case for those in the helping professions. For social workers, counselors, teachers, and law enforcement…

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