April Position of the Month: The Reverse Scoop
Heights Family Counseling
by Amy Rollo
6d ago
By: Katie Mitchell, M.A., LPC, CST HFC Lead Sex Therapist   I’m excited to bring y’all April’s highlighted #PositionOfTheMonth: The Reverse Scoop.  Are you looking to add some excitement to your intimate moments?  Look no further than the Reverse Scoop.  This position not only offers intense physical pleasure but also fosters emotional connection and trust between partners.   Positioning: The Reverse Scoop is a variation of the traditional spooning position, where both partners lie on their sides, facing towards the same direction.  After exploring each other with ..read more
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Common Misconceptions about OCD
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by Amy Rollo
1w ago
By: McCayla Berry, M.A., LPC   Many of you have undoubtedly heard a phrase similar to, “I’m OCD about my house being clean,” or “I’m OCD about how my clothes are put away.” Many variations of this phrase exist and are often used. Phrases like these imply that OCD is more like a “type A” personality, where one’s need for cleanliness and order is almost viewed as endearing or funny. The truth is that OCD, or obsessive-compulsive disorder, is a debilitating disorder. Many professionals have coined the disorder as the “doubting disorder”, as the person is suffering from intense fears around ..read more
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For the Golden Child: How to Heal
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by Amy Rollo
3w ago
By: Mireya Pava, M.S., LPC, NCC   Did you grow up in a household where so much was expected of you? The expectations themselves could have been vocalized or inferred, but either way, they lead toward a path of intense pressure. This happens to many of us, and it is especially common among people of color.  As you can imagine, a lot of pressure weighs on the children whose parents have migrated from other countries and came to the United States with high hopes and dreams. These children carry this pressure to succeed, to do better, be better, to conform to society, to not be defiant ..read more
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March Position of the Month: Seated Scissors
Heights Family Counseling
by Amy Rollo
3w ago
 Written by Katie Mitchell, M.A., NCC, CST, LPC Lead Therapist and Sex Therapist at Heights Family Counseling I’m excited to bring y’all March’s highlighted #PositionOfTheMonth: Seated Scissors.  This versatile position offers intimacy, connection, and a dash of excitement for couples looking to spice things up in the bedroom.   In order to get into position with the Seated Scissors, you and your partner will sit facing each other, with one partner straddling the other's lap.  With straddling legs, you and your partner’s will be intertwined, creating a scissoring motion.&nb ..read more
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 Teen Heartbreak: How to Help Them Heal
Heights Family Counseling
by Amy Rollo
1M ago
 Written by Morgan Phelps, M.S., LPC, NCC Licensed Professional Counselor  It's completely normal for teens to need some time to process and feel upset when facing a breakup. Everyone copes differently, and it's important to recognize and respect these differences. It can be hard to know how to help them through this challenging time. Here are a few tips when your teen is facing heartbreak.  Encourage Self-Care Breakups can take a toll on both physical and mental well-being. Encourage the teen to take care of themselves by getting enough sleep, eating healthily, and engaging in ..read more
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Healing Through Story: My Top 17 Reads of 2022-23 (Part 1)
Heights Family Counseling
by Amy Rollo
2M ago
 Written by Michele Dial, M.ed, Lpc Lead HFC Psychotherapist *Trigger Warning: This blog contains commentary on books about interpersonal and sexual violence. Although there is no detail about these experiences in this blog, please be aware of your limits and take care of your personal needs if you decide to continue reading. Relevant books are marked with an asterisk (*).   “Do the best you can until you know better. Then, when you know better, do better.” ~ Maya Angelou, Author, Poet, Actor, & Civil Rights Activist   I deeply value learning. One of the most valuable life ..read more
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Navigating the Waves of Anxiety
Heights Family Counseling
by Amy Rollo
2M ago
 Written by Bianca Barratachea, M.S. In the fast-paced and demanding world we live in, at some point, you have probably experienced anxiety. Perhaps you felt your heart race, sweaty palms, or even an upset stomach. Many people experience anxiety these days; it's a complex emotion that can manifest in various forms and impact both our physical and mental health. Here, I will share a few of the complexities of anxiety, including its causes, impacts, and useful coping mechanisms that can be used to navigate it.   What is anxiety exactly?  Anxiety is a natural stress response, sign ..read more
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February Position of the Month: The Tantra Twist
Heights Family Counseling
by Amy Rollo
2M ago
 Written by Katie Mitchell, M.A., NCC, CST, LPC Lead Therapist and Sex Therapist at Heights Family Counseling   It’s that time again for the #PositionOfTheMonth!  This February, in honor of Valentine’s Day, we are going to explore a tantric position, the Tantra Twist; a captivating posture designed to deepen intimacy and ignite passion between partners. Positioning for the Tantra Twist:  Begin by lying down in a face-to-face position; technically laying on your sides facing one another.  The penetrating partner gently intertwines legs with the receiving partner, creati ..read more
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Talking to Your Children About Divorce
Heights Family Counseling
by Amy Rollo
2M ago
 Written by Morgan Phelps, M.S., LPC, NCC Licensed Professional Counselor Divorce can be a challenging and emotional journey for everyone involved, especially for children who may find themselves caught in the midst of changing family dynamics. As parents, it is important to approach this change with empathy, clarity, and age-appropriate honesty to help your children navigate through the storm of emotions. Here are some strategies to support your children through a parent's divorce.   1. Be Clear and Age-Appropriately Honest Communication is key when it comes to helping children und ..read more
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Empathy in Healthy Relationships
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by Amy Rollo
2M ago
 Written by Katie Mitchell, M.A., CST, LPC Lead Clinical Therapist Empathy forms the cornerstone of healthy and thriving relationships, deepening connection and understanding between partners.   Understanding Empathy in Relationships:  Empathy is the ability to understand and share the feelings of another.  Research from the Gottman Institute highlights its central role in fostering emotional intimacy and satisfaction within relationships.  John Gottman is known for quoting Ginott’s, “understanding must precede advice” when discussing the pivotal importance of empathy ..read more
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