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Assertiveness Training

We all have the right to express ourselves as long as we do it in a respectful way. Assertiveness is a communication style that helps us express ourselves in a direct, honest manner while respecting the rights and dignity of others. Assertive people ask for what they want; they speak up to express their needs and ideas. They speak calmly and diplomatically, carefully and directly, without offending reasonable people. Assertive people say ‘no’ when they Read more…

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Meet Emmett’s Friends

Hi, guys! It’s me – Emmett Chase aka Emmett the Wonder Dog. You’re probably wondering how I can type with paws. Luckily, Keiko types for me! You probably see me at Blossom throughout the week, waiting for you in the waiting room and greeting you at the door. Every day when I come to work, I’m so excited to see everybody who visits Blossom! I love it so much that sometimes my mom lets me Read more…

Harrisburg marriage counseling

Strengthen Your Relationship and Make Your Partner Feel Loved

Do you remember when you were first dating your partner? You paid attention to what they said, looking for clues as to what was going on in their lives and what was important to them. Now, years later, it’s easy to put your partner’s needs on the back burner as you navigate the busy-ness of work, kids, extended family and other stressors, but this can lead to a disconnect between the two of you that Read more…

Mental benefits of exercise

5 Ways Physical Fitness Leads to Mental Fitness

We’re all familiar with the physical benefits of fitness and exercise, but did you know that your emotional and mental health improve with exercise, too? Historically, the mind, body, and spirit were treated as separate entities. As we’ve progressed with research, we now know that these are intertwined, and treating one component will absolutely have an effect on the others! Physical activity has been linked with a long list of emotional benefits, including Reducing emotional Read more…

Play Therapy for Teens

Getting teens to talk can be hard work! Talking about problems directly can seem scary, confusing, or embarrassing. A lot of teens hate the idea of talking to adults, and this may leave them (and their parents) feeling like therapy may not be the best way to help. Boy, do we have news for you! 😉 Moving past traditional talk therapy and into creative counseling can be a tremendous help for teens. When we hear Read more…