From a young age I have been a lover of movies–from the black and white classics with Bogart and Bergman to the new-age sci-fi’s with all of the special effects. I’ve spent a lot of time watching movies. In fact, my high school job was at my local movie theater cleaning the theaters while the … More Happily Ever After?
Working with kids can be so difficult when emotions are elevated. Kids are especially able to “push our buttons” because there is no one in the world that we are more concerned for, or invested in… so the stakes are high and so are our emotions! Whether you have your own kids, watch your family’s … More Seeing Through Behaviors in Children
As you probably have already figured out, relationships are not easy. They take a lot of work and dedication to make them last. Often times, the longer we are with someone the more we take them for granted and tend to see less and less of their good qualities. If you are struggling with your … More Healthy Relationships
The process of finding a therapist can be intimidating. There are plenty of factors to consider that are akin to finding a doctor: Does she accept my insurance? Is his office close enough to where I live? Does she have special training in the areas that I need help with? These factors are just as … More Finding a Therapist
Are you struggling with the stress of this holiday season? Does your to do list seem never ending and a little overwhelming? Are you struggling with the cold Idaho weather? If you are like many of us, you have answered yes to at least one of these questions! Making simple everyday changes to your routine … More The Best Medicine
We all have an internal voice that we engage with on a daily basis. In the counseling world we like to call it “Negative Self Talk.” This voice narrates your day from sunrise to sunset (and maybe even while you sleep). At times this voice can highlight your successes and bring encouragement to you when … More Struggling with Self-Talk
My name is Julie King, and I graduated with my Masters degree from Walla Walla University in 2011. I started my career working with children and teens that lived in residential treatment facilities. From there I worked with people doing CBRS, and worked with people who had an open CPS case and were working to … More Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
Forgiveness is critical in this life and even more crucial when working towards health goals! Asking for forgiveness is huge and offering forgiveness is equally important. When we let either of these hang onto us our bodies struggle. This adds a lot of stress causing excess cortisol release, which makes your body think it needs … More How Forgiveness Affects Your Health: 8 Steps You Can Take Now
“Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it” – William Arthur Ward I saw a hand-made poster with this quote on it everyday while I worked at a public high school in Michigan. This flimsy poster hung on the cheap painted brick of our mailroom, staring down the … More Prioritizing Gratitude.