Author Archive: Carol Blum, M.Ed., CAC, MFT, LPC

4 Aug

End of Summer or Never-Ending Summer?

It's mid-August and there are, what feels like, many days left until the kiddos return to school. Camps are completed and vacations are now just (mostly) happy memories. How do we survive the next days with the kids while trying to do some work and stay cool,… Read More

12 Aug

Countdown to Kindergarten-5 Easy Steps to Ease the Transition

So, your young child has graduated from pre-school and will soon be attending Kindergarten. Or perhaps your child did not attend pre-school and they are preparing for their first significant block of time away from you. First of all, Congratulations Mom and Dad! You have… Read More

7 Aug

Ebola Outbreak: Managing Our Fears

Managing fear and anxiety at home in the shadow of the Ebola epidemic abroad can be a daunting task for some. Many people in the U.S. live with compromised immune systems and fear contagious diseases which can be devastating and possibly fatal. This recent Washington… Read More

25 Jun

How to Cultivate Gratitude

Staff Therapist Carol Blum, M.Ed, CAC, MFT, LPC works with mindfulness techniques. She also has 20 years experience working with clients who have experienced trauma, grief, health concerns, addiction, depression, anxiety, and serious mental illness. Research in neuroscience tells us that regular doses of gratitude can change… Read More

20 May

10 Ways To Find Happiness This Summer (And All Year Round)

Staff Therapist Carol Blum, M.Ed, CAC, MFT, LPC works with mindfulness techniques. She also has 20 years experience working with clients who have experienced trauma, grief, health concerns, addiction, depression, anxiety, and serious mental illness.   Recommendations that will increase meaning and joy in your life, anytime.… Read More