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A Word about 2017

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A Word about 2017   What does the year 2017 mean to you? I challenge you to go beyond “resolutions” that are easily forgotten and quickly broken. I challenge you to think about “modifications,” not only in your behavior but also in your thinking patterns. A few examples: Think more about the present and the […]

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A Word About 2016

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A Word About 2016   It’s a really good “counselor question:” “What did you learn in 2016?” Of course, every day provides numerous opportunities to learn something new or to be reminded of something we already know.  But this is a perfect time of the year to “take inventory” of our lives.  Where am I?  […]

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A Word about Holidays

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A Word about Holidays It’s been Christmas at Costco for about three months now. So, what do the holidays mean to you? For many, holidays mean stress. It’s true. The stress levels typically increase exponentially as the holidays come nearer and nearer. I want to share with you just a few, brief, “common sense” reminders […]

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A Word about Terri

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A Word about Terri   Dr. Terri Gonzales is our play therapist  at Preston Place Counseling.  From the moment she held her first job in high school, she knew that whatever she was meant to do in life would involve working with children and helping others. She received both her masters and doctoral degrees from […]

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A Word about Gratitude

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What a wonderful holiday it is!  Thanksgiving! It may be my favorite. No pressure to buy gifts. All we have to do is visit and eat and watch ball games (and eat). Of course, travel can be stressful as can be meal preparation. Also, being with people who we are normally not around involves its […]

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A Word About Katrina Giries

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Katrina Giries is a Licensed Professional Counselor and National Certified Counselor at Preston Place Counseling.  214-476-8169 Katrina@PrestonPlaceCounseling.com   (Click on image to go to her web page) She specializes in working with adolescents and adults with addiction, eating disorders, codependency and trauma related disorders.  She frequently works with Borderline, Bi-Polar and OCD clients as well […]

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A Word about Negativity

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A Word about Negativity As many of you are aware, “Zero Negativity” is one of the core principles of Safe Conversations®.  Simply put, we encourage all individuals and couples to completely do away with all negative behaviors and communications in their lives.  Especially those that have anything to do with our most important relationships. But, what […]

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Another Word About Safe Conversations

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Quite simply, it is the best, most effective communication system I have ever seen. I, and my colleagues at Preston Place Counseling and Prestoncrest Church of Christ will be facilitating this event, October 15. The program is for everyone, not just couples.  There is no charge. All materials and meals are included.  However, we urge […]

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A Word about Anger

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  Anger is no stranger to any of us!  Everyone knows what it is like to feel angry and behave in angry ways, but how well do you understand your own, personal anger? The “Anger Iceberg” was shared with me just a couple of weeks ago by a client and accurately depicts one really important […]

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A Word About High School Reunions

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I just returned from Knoxville, Tennessee, where I attended my 50th high school reunion.  (You may have read about it on the internet.) Now, I know what you’re thinking: “You’re not nearly old enough to have been out of high school that long!”  That’s what you’re thinking, right? Well, yes, I am, and that’s not […]

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