Overview of Play Therapy

By Nazia Islam, LPC-S, RPT I love working with children, observing their creativity, the way they see the world, and resiliency.  Prior to becoming a Registered Play Therapist I would use talk therapy and my rapport with children to see improvements. However, there were times I would hit a wall. The wall I was hitting […]

The Extremes of the 5 Love Languages

by Jessica Flores, LPC-A You may have read Gary Chapman’s book, “The 5 Love Languages. How to Express Heartfelt Commitment to Your Mate,” (1992). Those five languages include physical touch, receiving gifts, quality time, words of affirmation, and acts of service. In this book, Chapman explains the different ways to identify our own love language […]

Walking for Mental Health

By Nazia Islam, LPC-S, RPT It is well known that movement and exercise have been proven to help with elevating mood and improving symptoms of depression and anxiety.  Wherever you are on the spectrum from a little down to clinically depressed, it can be difficult to get motivated with an exercise regimen. The thought process […]

Counseling For Children

By Nazia Islam, LPC-S, RPT Just like adults children can experience stress. Stressors for children can include the death of a pet, the birth of a sibling, divorce, neglect, abandonment, moving, domestic violence, bullying at school, natural disasters, war, violence, and political climate.  Your child will not come to you stating “Mother, I feel quite […]