Are You Read to Get Behind the Wheel?

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I love using props in my sessions as a way to help clients to understand where they are currently, but also as a way for them to understand how they may be able to navigate through their situation. One of these props helps me illustrate how we allow our focus to get easily diverted and how we get off our intended course or goal.

In my office, a windshield with a steering wheel and a rearview mirror are mounted to a wall.  I have the client sit down and look out the windshield. Challenging them to engage their imagination, I ask them to describe the road that they see in front of them.  Is it a smooth highway? A dirty back road full of potholes? Or are they off on a beaten path? Once they have this image in their mind, I then ask them to decide where they want to go. Do they want to change the direction they are headed and what would a new destination look like. This leads us into a conversation on goals and the process of counselin ...

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Bullying

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In today’s society, the term bullying is still as prevalent today as it was in the past. Kids still hurt each other physically and emotionally and now have moved onto the idea of cyber-bullying, which is using the Internet to ones advantage to hurt another. Due to this, the phrase, “anti-bullying” has become more common.  At Second Story, we work with many kids who have either bullied or have been bullied. We strive to work help these kids and guiding them to realize that they have a second story that we are willing to help them write.

Most of the clients at Second Story that act out against others have a hard time regulating their emotions and therefore hurt others. Some also have hard home lives and may be experiencing being bullied by another. So for these people who are bullying, we try to get them out of their own head and into the fact of what they are doing. We use Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy and Talk Therapy with them. We try ...

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Our New Blog

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Welcome to our new blog! We are excited to have another opportunity to help you write your second story. We hope to use the blog to share with you different techniques that you can implement in your daily life, learn more about what we are reading and learning and most importantly to have the opportunity to share with you what is shaping and forming us here at Second Story. 

In my undergrad program I was an English Literature major and we spent a lot of time breaking down stories. I graduated and quickly started working in a job helping companies purchase w-2's, 1099s and other office products. I found myself wondering when my education would come into play outside of being able to show people that I knew how to read and write. Over the following years I went back to pursue a masters degree (twice!). In these programs the focus became on how to help people grow and make changes in their lives. I found myself being dr ...

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