By Emily Tonn, RMHCI July is Purposeful Parenting Month, a time to renew focus on building strong, positive and healthy relationships with your children. Over the years, I have had the pleasure of working with parents and families across various settings. While each family system is unique, there are common challenges that often arise. Communication: Parents
By Emily Tonn, RMHCI Most of my patients are familiar with the benefits of healthy sleep patterns on physical and mental health. The challenge typically presents itself when we start talking about how to change an unhealthy sleep pattern. Adequate sleep helps with improved focus, decision-making and creativity. Sleep also plays a vital
By: Emily Tonn, RMHCI How do you define love? And what does it “look like” when you feel loved? Working with couples is extremely rewarding. I’ve learned that while every couple is unique and has their own successes and challenges, there are undoubtedly some common themes. Inevitably, during therapy, I ask couples to
By Emily Tonn, RMHCI There are many different kinds of mothers. While mothers have their own personal identity, all mothers share some commonalities. Every family system, and each mother within, is unique, and brings individualized challenges. Mothers often feel as though they are expected to be strong and “keep it all together”. These external
New year, new mindset: Female support groups launched By Sara Paulson, FLORIDA TODAY 2:10 p.m. EST January 8, 2016 Beachside counselors offer opportunity to connect, share experience with like-minded women Click Here to View the Article in Newspaper Format (pdf) Kristin Woodling kept seeing the same issues seep into therapy sessions. All came from different individuals who
Coping with Holiday Stress and Grief Florida Today EDGE column By Kristin Woodling 7:39 a.m. EST November 16, 2015 Click Here to View the Article in Newspaper Format (pdf) The holiday season is among us and it is a magical time of year that brings joy, cheer, blessings, and family togetherness. Except for when it doesn’t.