The Trouble With Trauma

Written by Bonnie Balsamo, LCSW Trauma and suffering are words that we are all familiar with.  For some us the mere mention of trauma and suffering brings an intense emotional reaction that can hold us hostage and even be gut wrenching.  Trauma exists across systems, cultures and communities and affects us without discrimination through man…

The Benefits of Counseling

Written by Jessica Springer, LCSW The better question is why not? Many people who receive counseling discover that the idea of being in therapy is worse than the actual experience. The reasons people avoid therapy are endless—does it mean I’m broke or crazy, will people think I’m unsafe, that’s only for suicidal people, I can’t…

Practicing Mindfulness

We have all experienced stress and being lost in our emotions. Those feelings can be very overwhelming and hard to move on from. Mindfulness is a great way to overcome those feelings. Mindfulness is a state of mind where you are observing your thoughts and feelings without judging them, and helps to teach us to…

Occupational Therapy for Children

Written by Tami Nelson, OTR/L, Registered Occupational Therapist NorthLakes Community Clinic- Ashland Downtown Clinic & Iron River Clinic NorthLakes Community Clinic  (Published 10/2017) Have you ever noticed your child having challenges with attention? How about trouble completing motor tasks or sensitivity to sensory input like loud noises or certain textures? If so, your child may…