Mother’s Day-Thank You

When I googled mother, the first definition that came up was “bring up (a child) with care and affection.” No mention of giving birth or gender, but rather reminding us the word “mother” embodies action. Mothers care, protect,… Read More

NEW GROUP: Bakersfield

Keeping Your Marriage on Fire: Support Group for Wives of Firefighters ♦ Enhance your emotional intimacy ♦ Enrich your communication ♦ Strengthen your confidence navigating his unique and demanding work schedule ♦ Tools for balancing parenting responsibilities ♦ How to feel… Read More

Selecting A Social Skills Group

Social skills groups can be a helpful therapeutic treatment for children, adolescents, and adults who experience difficulty establishing and maintaining positive relationships and friendships with their peers. These groups provide an opportunity for participants to learn and practice… Read More

Prima Donna?

There is an epidemic sweeping the nation. You may have heard it on the news or seen it in the latest blog post. Celebrities, especially, are exemplifying this phenomenon recently. It is an outbreak of prima donna syndrome… Read More

Please and Thank You

It’s good to be gracious. How do you practice graciousness? At work, it can be tempting to bark orders rather than ask nicely. When you want to motivate someone to do something, one technique you could use is… Read More


‘Tis the season to celebrate milestones and memories. Mother’s Day/Father’s Day, Memorial Day, graduations, birthdays—the list goes on. I am reminded when I hear students say that they do not want to attend their own graduation how important… Read More

Relationship Space: Why Women Can Love the “Man Cave”

Extra! Extra! Read all about it! Nicole Cohen highlights “man cave” AND advocates for the concept among women. Can you say…Christmas in April!? All kidding aside, the man cave is a concept probably borne of two things: (1)… Read More