16 Jan

Changes at Pinnacle…2 New Fully Licensed Therapists

We are focusing on “CHANGE & TRANSFORMATION” this month across all of our Pinnacle Counseling Institute Social Media and Website platforms and there has been a great change for us and our team that we wanted to share:   Maggie Jobson & Jeremy Jobson have both received their State of FL Licensed Mental Health Counselors […]

14 Jan

Dear Fellow Sufferer

So many people with depression struggle to find words to paint a picture for how it feels. I humbly submit my interpretation of what it’s like to feel depressed.   At this time of year when resolutions fade into the background, the New Year-New You promises seem to lose their luster, and depression may settle […]

24 Dec

The Waiting

I awoke this morning with all of the duties of the day on my mind. The baking, cooking, wrapping. Excitement was there as was the feeling of wanting to fully enter the joy of this day. In a moment I pondered the meaning of Christmas Eve. The Eve of The Coming. The Coming of a […]

19 Dec

Intuitive Eating: The Holidays Edition

Advent season is my favorite. Every year I cajole my husband into getting a Christmas tree as early as possible. Preferably beforeThanksgiving.  There’s nothing more magical than waking up to a quiet house, a rich cup of coffee, and a glowing tree. Each December I know these mornings are numbered and I do my best to […]

15 Nov

Intuitive Eating (series 11 of 12): Honor Your Health with Gentle Nutrition

**NOTE: everything discussed in this blog series is derived from Intuitive Eating and the Intuitive Eating Workbook. As you read these posts, I strongly encourage you to purchase and read both as this series will not be as thorough and informative as thprinciplee books. Each month we will focus on one  at a time. Allow […]

13 Nov

Parenting Ourselves and Our Children: Connecting To Tame Big Emotions

This post is largely based on Dr. Dan Siegel and Dr. Tina Payne Bryson’s book The Whole-Brained Child. If you are looking for a more in-depth discussion of this topic or other parenting issues, please read The Whole Brained Child and No Drama Discipline. You can also find Dr. Siegel’s and Dr. Bryson’s videos on […]

23 Oct

True to yourself?

“This above all: to thine own self be true. And it must follow, as the night the day, Thou canst not then be false to any man.” -Polonius (from Shakespeare’s Hamlet)   Counseling in many ways is a path towards being true to thy own self. How? If I know my story, my wounds, my […]

18 Oct

Layers of an Onion

You have probably heard the analogy of our personal growth and healing being like the layers of an onion. When we encounter and choose to engage with the inner and outer struggles of life, it is like picture of an onion being peeled back layer by layer, one at a time. This can be frustrating […]