The Benefit of Somatic Therapy

CTC embraces somatic therapy as an important approach to healing because we know the mind and body are connected in very important ways.  A landmark study called the Adverse childhood experiences or ACES study linked early traumatic events with the development and prevalence of a wide range of serious health and mental health difficulties throughout...

The Truth About Sex Therapy

by Erynn Besser, LPC, NCC We’ve all been there, someone mentions “sex therapy” and we are immediately taken to the scene in “Meet the Fockers” where Barbra Streisand is directing a room full of 80-something year old’s on how to do the reverse cowgirl. The camera then pivots to her clients practicing this move in...

The “Whats” and “Whys” of Therapy

by Dr. Bianka Hardin​ What is Therapy? Therapy can help people of all ages work through personal, relationship, family, and/or work/school challenges so that they can move on and enjoy a life that is productive and fulfilling. It is a collaborative treatment based on the relationship between an individual and their therapist. Therapy is effective...

How Do I Refer A Friend or Loved One to Therapy?

by Bianka Hardin, PsyD​​ Starting a conversation with a loved one about your concerns and going to therapy can seem tricky. But bringing up you concern can be done in simple, non-threatening ways. When you have the conversation, choose a place that is private with limited distractions. Tell them you care about them. Express your concern...

Parenting is the hardest job there is. It is unrealistic to think and expect that we, as parents, are always emotionally regulated!  Life is complicated and stressful.  Yet, research supports the idea that the more emotionally regulated the parent or caregiver is, the healthier the “climate” is in the family. Self-regulation is the ability to modulate the...

I am sure I am not the only one feeling the impact of current events. We are bombarded on social media, news channels, and television with stories of community violence, mass shootings, and sexual assault. It’s hard not to feel distressed by these current events. Daily exposure to traumatic events can have a cumulative effect...

October is a scary month! There are frightening Halloween ghosts, spiders, skeletons, and zombies all around you! In the news, there is an onslaught of very real and very scary events as well as political turmoil.   During difficult times, it’s normal to experience anything from feeling nothing to feeling intense rage and fear. Recently at...

Loving Interracial Couples

Note: This post was originally written in 2017, shortly after the release of the widely acclaimed, award winning film Loving This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Loving v. Virginia decision. On June 12, 1967, Mildred and Richard Loving received a verdict from the Supreme Court which determined the future of their lives together.   In the case of...

Meditation as a Compliment to Therapeutic Counseling

​By Andrew Shykofsky By now, it is accepted that seeing a caring trained counselor to hear your story and offer feedback is a vital part of spiritual and emotional healing. One thing many therapists have discovered is that meditation in conjunction with therapy can have exponentially beneficial effects.The reason meditation works well with therapy is...

By Gabi Granoff, PsyD As a parent, you are your child’s biggest support. Only you can understand your child’s needs and deepest desires, their biggest fears, and most untapped talents. You may even dream about what they will achieve in the future. No parent wants to see their child struggle, and many will work hard...

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