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Tips To Help Your Child With FRIENDS: Improving Social Skills

Enjoy the videos and music you love, upload original content, and share it all with friends, familHave you ever heard your child say things like, “I don’t know how to make friends” or “I’m too awkward for this”? These could be signs that their social skills may have been significantly impacted by the circumstances of the last 2 years. In this video, JCAC Counselors Erika LaCaruba and Lillie Bamberg, talk about why it has been so hard for your child to make friends, how to help your child further develop social skills, and when it may be time to see a professional.

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Missing Family During The Holidays

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Missing Family During The Holiday

The holidays is a wonderful time of the year when family and friends, are able to get together and share moments. However, due to the pandemic, some individuals can't participate in seeing their loves ones due to the fear of exposing their family to the virus. The virus being a major obstacle for some families, is not the only obstacle. There are other obstacles such as family members being separated due to military deployments, passing, distance, financial, and even the lack of a support system due to personal beliefs and de...


How To Find A Therapist

How To Find A Therapist

By: Chloe Gabrielle Harper, Clinical Intern at JCAC


A question that is pretty common is “How Do I Find A Therapist?”. You are sitting in your bed and you realize that it is time to make a change, so you talk to your friend and he or she tells you maybe you need a therapist. You do a wild google search and words come up like “mental health counselor”, “clinical counselor”, “mental health technician”, “telehealth mental professional”, “psychiatrist”, and “psychologist”, and the list continues! You have asked you, friends, you have gone through 8 pages of google sites, and side links; a...


How To Teach Your Child Mindfulness


How To Teach Your Child Mindfulness

By: Chloe Harper

Mindfulness is something that everyone should learn how to do, no matter the age. Mindfulness is a tool that can allow any individual to regulate their own internal functioning and emotions. That sounds practical for an adult to learn, but what about a child? A lot of parents ask what can mindfulness do for their child. David Gelles writes in the New York times about the benefits of mindfulness for children; the simplest practices help a child to learn how to be gentle, accepting, reducing anxiety, increasing happiness, and creating early habits.

When to begin?

Parents can begin as early as infancy when teaching mindfulness to their bab...


Healing Is Not Linear

by: Alice Hamrick, Masters Level Clinical Intern at JCAC

Healing Is Not Linear

This is a reminder to be kind to yourself when the going gets tough. The path toward healing and wellness is a journey, it’s a dance, not a light switch. Don’t let the struggle weigh you down like anchors at sea. We would love to journey along with on your personal road toward healing!

To learn more about our counseling practice visit: www.JCACounseling.com

To schedule a time to talk with Alice visit: https://calendly.com/JCACounseling

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Motherhood and Postpartum During The COVID Crisis

Motherhood and Postpartum During The COVID Crisis

by Chloe Gabrielle Harper, Clinical Intern at JCAC

The United States has seen the most socially changing event, that has shaken the very core of all American's; the COVID epidemic. The epidemic has caused the isolation of many individuals and the halting of every social activity. With the new way of life, the way we socialize and interact in the world has vastly changed. As a result, we have incorporated different ways to not only keep us safe but to also find ways to socialize virtually. However, among the groups of individuals that have been affected by the epidemic, the most overlooked ones are the mothers that are suffering from postpartu...


Are You a Highly Sensitive Person (HSP)?

Am I A Highly Sensitive Person? (HSP)

By Rachel Butler, MS, NCC, APC, Counselor with JCAC

Have you heard of the term Highly Sensitive People (HSP)? High Sensitive People is a term for individuals that are highly observant and typically empathetic people. So, this can be a gift! However, you may also be overwhelmed easily. This trait is common with about 20% - or 1 in 5 people - in the world. I get it, I'm an HSP as well. At JCAC, we specialize with HSP, we work with it often. Below is a list to see if you are an HSP:

If you’re a Highly Sensitive Person you may…

1) Pick up on tiny differences or changes

2) Find that you’re more in tune with your emotions

3) Notice that you&rsqu...


A Loving Message to Our Teachers

The Back to School Teacher Droop

By Ginny Vose, MA, MeD

Certifed Teacher & Counselor with JCAC

Every year, without fail, while I was teaching, I would start the year with the back to school droop. On Monday morning, I would go to school so energized and ready to go. After teaching the rules and how to successfully navigate my classroom, I would go home and instantly fall asleep within minutes of walking through the door. Getting up Tuesday was harder and by Friday, I had lost my happy attitude because I was so tired. Going back to work after two months off was exhausting, so I can only imagine what this past week has been like after being at home since March. Additionally, this year, you have ...


Virtual Learning Emotional Support

Digital Learning Emotional Support

With all the counties starting digital learning for the 2020-2021 school year, we are creating solutions for your child to succeed this academic year- and parents to not lose their mind in the process. Many parents saw a mental health impact due to the sudden change in March, the loss of structure of school provided, and the loss of socialization with peers. In partnership with Teachers as Tutors’ certified Teachers, we have created a plan to help your child thrive academically and emotionally! Click here to learn more about In-Home Digital Learning Support from a certified teacher.

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