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Maintaining Open Communication with Your Family

Communication is an integral part of who we are as people. Being able to communicate in our family relationships is something that can be taken for granted, when in reality it comes much more easily to some families than to others. A lack of communication can make us feel misunderstood and ignored, leading to hurt, []

Anger Management Evaluation Questions

Anger management—It’s a mildly benign, unemotional term used to talk about helping people who are the exact opposite at times. Flying into a rage. Throwing things. Hurting themselves or others. It takes countless forms, and it can scare everyone, including the person who is angry. There is a price that’s paid for striking out in []

Ask an Edge Expert: October 2018

Let’s talk about adolescent substance abuse….. Featured Expert: Roseann Murray,  LCPC, CADC As a substance abuse counselor, one of the questions I get asked most often by parents is “How do I know if my son or daughter has a problem with drugs or alcohol?” There is no easy answer to this question so I’d []

When to See a Marriage Counselor

When you get married, all you can think about is how much you love your partner, and how much fun you’re going to have together. Then, somehow, things change and you become unhappy. Everything may always seem to be the other person’s fault. Maybe your wife has shut down, pulled away and does not talk []

Importance of Psychological Testing

Psychological testing sounds intimidating, especially if it has been suggested for your child or other family member. Sure, you know that everyone has flaws and personality quirks, but accepting that someone wants to take a close look at your internal makeup, at how you think about and handle things, well, that can be too close []