When Santa Gets His Wings…

Posted on December 10, 2020

December of every year, like much of the rest of our great country, the staff at Centers for Children and Families prepares to celebrate holiday cheer and season’s greetings with the people we love.  We look forward to the sounds & sights of our local Christmas wonderland—the lighted houses, the gatherings and the laughter of […]

Letting go allows children to grow

Posted on March 27, 2017

By Bryn Dodd, MA Recently, my family and I rode on the public transportation train system in Dallas. We encountered a young man, not older than twenty, who was holding a broken suitcase and a garbage bag full of belongings. He looked frantic and scared. The train was crowded and there were no seats. Read […]

Closure is an important aspect in relationships

Posted on March 21, 2017

By Christine Hall, LPC, LCDC Interpersonal relationships are complicated and as a therapist you often see individuals struggling from a break-up and questioning “what happened?” and “how will I move on?” It is rare when a relationship ends on good terms and both individuals involved are able to ask questions and receive the answers they […]

Mandalas can be used as art therapy

Posted on March 13, 2017

By Marcia Norton, EdD, LPC-S, RN, BSN You are probably asking yourself, “What is a Mandala?” The word “Mandala” is Sanskirt for circle or completion and it can have many meanings. Buddhists and Hinduists see mandalas as representing the universe. Forms of mandalas in Christianity are rose windows, the Celtic Cross and the crown of […]

Open lines of communication with children

Posted on February 27, 2017

By Courtney Samsel MA, LPC, CART Starting in the beginning months of life, infants learn to say their first words. Most believe this marks the beginning of their journey through communication with those in their environment. Interestingly, communication occurs prior to when these words are uttered. It is through tears that the newborn learns to […]