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3 Things Parents Need to Know About Drugs

Earlier this week, I was sent a video (on social media) of a distraught mother on the West Coast pleading with parents to speak with their children about substance use.  This parent emotionally recounted her daughter’s experience with edibles and a drug known as Triple C’s (we’ll talk about what those are in a moment) both of which were given to her by a peer in school.  The child, at only 12 years old, was Read more…

What color are your glasses? Thoughts on the power of perspective

We’ve all heard the phrase, “looking at the world through rose-colored glasses”.  It’s typically used to refer to someone who has an all-too-naïve view of a particular situation.  I’m not 100% sure why “rose” was the color choice, but I do know that all of us have life experiences that can “color” our perspective. Some of us have experienced a great deal of pain in our lives.  We therapists like to refer to this as Read more…

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Welcome to Wake Up Words – the Awakening Change blog Awakening Change Counseling Services, LLC is a private psychotherapy practice that offers private, individualized counseling and coaching services to individuals seeking assistance with stress management, substance abuse, and professional development. This blog is dedicated to providing you with change provoking content that explores a number of commonly discussed topics related to mental health and wellness. Although the content is generated by a licensed therapist, the Read more…