Tag Archives: emotional health

What to Do with Past Promiscuity?

BY Matt W. Sandford, LMHC Sometimes folks come to me and we are working on something and inevitably their past comes up. It could be about some kind of mistreatment or abuse or of some dysfunction in their past environment. … Continue reading

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The 8 Worst and Best Ways to Handle Irate and Irrational People: Part 2

By Matt W. Sandford, LMHC Last time I wrote on the 8 unproductive ways people often respond to irate people, and how these approaches fall short. This time I want to offer my take on the 8 effective ways to … Continue reading

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The 8 Worst and Best Ways to Handle Irate and Irrational People: Part 1

By Matt W. Sandford, LMHC People can get very upset and angry sometimes, can’t they? And some people, when they get upset, lash out at others. And some of those who attack or lash out, can get pretty irrational and … Continue reading

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Want to Be a FOO (family of origin) Fighter? 5 Benefits to Exploring Our Family Background

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Are You Freaking Out? A hot mess? Falling apart? Let me offer some help

By Matt W. Sandford, LMHC We live in a pretty hectic and demanding culture and so stress is just part of the territory. And in moderate amounts stress is not a bad thing, but is a motivator. But this life … Continue reading

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Teens and Anxiety: Spotting it and Addressing it

By Matt W. Sandford, LMHC Modern adolescence looks nothing like what it looked for you when you were a teen. Music, hair, catch phrases, technology – those change through each generation I suppose. But we’re talking about differences in values … Continue reading

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Are You Trapped in The Perfectionist’s Cycle ?

By Matt W. Sandford, LMHC Perfectionists are trapped, but most don’t realize it. Don’t judge them, for most of us have cycles and patterns of our own, just as much. For the perfectionist, the cycle revolves around the question, Can … Continue reading

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Back to School Bullying: Preparation for Parents – part 3: Cyber Bullying

By Matt W. Sandford, LMHC Here we are in part 3 of a 5 part series covering the significant and impactful aspects of bullying in today’s culture, and how parents can identify and address the type of bullying and help … Continue reading

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Back to School Bullying: A 5 Part Series on Parental Guidelines For Dealing with Bullying – Part 2

By Matt W. Sandford, LMHC Part one of this series discussed looking for warning signs, ways to show wisdom and how to provide guidance for bullying that is physical and also verbal in nature. In this edition, I’ll offer some … Continue reading

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Back to School Bullying: A 5 Part Series on Parental Guidelines For Dealing with Bullying

By Matt W. Sandford, LMHC You’re all excited for the new school year – the kids and so are the parents. They’re looking forward to friends, events and who knows, maybe even learning something cool. Parents are looking forward to … Continue reading

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