Category Blog

15 Sep

Hopelessness in Marriage

Many clients I see in my practice deal with hopelessness at some point in their marriage. Some may experience this difficult emotion more than others.   So what are some ways to address feeling hopeless in your marriage?   1. Look for the root of your hopelessness. Take stock of your marriage. When did the […]

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1 Sep

Let’s Take a Break

If you’re reading this, you probably want some sort of parenting advice. Pinnacle Counseling Institute often counsels on parenting, and it’s always a good idea to refocus and strengthen our parenting tool boxes as we figure many kiddos are going back to school (either virtually or in-person).  However, before we need another teaching lesson, skill, […]

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21 Aug

Presence in Parenting

These days, my role as a mother consumes much of my thought life as well as my day-to-day activities. My fiery, tender, and wild-haired little girl is one week away from turning three. I’m currently pregnant with my second baby. While my due date is still a couple of weeks out, my obstetrician thinks he […]

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18 Aug

Why Doesn’t My Teen Want to Talk Anymore?

When I speak with parents of teens, one of their sources of sadness is that their teen doesn’t want to talk or hang out with them anymore. All of a sudden, the kid who wanted to recount every detail of his play-date, describe his musings of the world, and regale you with drama from school, […]

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6 Jun

The Response to Racial Injustice

Our counselors, staff, and board members have very heavy hearts regarding the death of George Floyd and the racial injustices in our nation.  Words don’t seem enough in the face of such injustice. Pinnacle stands against the racism that still exists in our country and community. We promise to listen to, understand, and learn from our BIPOC clients, friends, […]

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1 May

Coupling During Covid-19

I am a licensed mental health counselor who has worked with couples for years. We focus on relationship dynamics, communication, intimacy, and patterns of behavior regularly. Often couples discover much about themselves, their stories, and how their entire lives play a part in their marriage.   Coupling during Covid-19 is Simply Physics   During this […]

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24 Apr

Boost Your Sleep and Mental Health

Guest writer, Cheryl Conklin from Wellness Central (www.wellnesscentral.info), offers some practical, budget-friendly tips on sleep.  Our focus all of April has been on anxiety and depression, while also providing lots of COVID-19 content, and sleep can dramatically impact both of these maladies.   Sleep is intimately connected with mental health. For instance, the lack of […]

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10 Apr

Twelve Steps

I am an active member of Alcoholics Anonymous, choosing to sacrifice my anonymity for the good of others. I am not ashamed of being an alcoholic due to my desperation opening up a way of life I could not have imagined possible through the twelve steps.   I used to numb my feelings with alcohol. […]

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