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Falling in Love Again
Author: Staci Schnell, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist
April 5th, 2016

Falling In Love Again---Rekindling the Spark in a Long Term Marriage By: Staci Lee Schnell, M.S., C.S., LMFT April 5, 2016   Falling In Love Again---Rekindling the Spark in a Long Term Marriage   People tend to work very hard to get into that “once in a lifetime” relationship. The honeymoon phase of courting and dating requires great effort to let the other know that they are special, that they are “the one”. Fal …
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Living with an Anxious Spouse
Author: Staci Schnell, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist
March 15th, 2016

Living with an Anxious Spouse By: Staci Lee Schnell, M.S.,C.S., LMFT March 8, 2016   Living with an Anxious Spouse   All couples have their share of life challenges or issues throughout their relationship. However, when one spouse has been diagnosed with an Anxiety Disorder, couples face a whole new set of issues. Normal everyday life challenges and issues seem to become exaggerated and can inevitably put a large strain on the relations …
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A Parent's Guide to Understanding Childhood Anxiety
Author: Staci Schnell, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist
February 9th, 2016

A Parent’s Guide to Understanding Childhood Anxiety By: Staci Lee Schnell, M.S., C.S., LMFT February 3, 2016   Anxiety is one of the most common mental health concerns for children and adults, affecting approximately 20% of children and adolescents. Children with Anxiety are often well behaved and quiet. Therefore, their Anxiety may go unnoticed by parents and teachers.
Understanding the type of anxiety is the first thing parent …
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Marriage Stress During the Holiday Season
Author: Staci Schnell, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist
December 4th, 2015

Marriage Stress during the Holiday Season The holidays are supposed to be a happy time, but many couples report that they actually end up arguing with their significant others more during the holidays. The pressures of hosting family gatherings, attending holiday parties, buying gifts in addition to our normal everyday life responsibilities can be very stressful. Couples may end up arguing more during the holidays because of these stresses. …
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Tips on Living with Adult ADHD
Author: Staci Schnell, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist
October 31st, 2015

Tips on Living with Adult ADHD By: Staci Lee Schnell, M.S.,C.S., LMFT October 31, 2015   Living with Adult ADHD can prove challenging not only for the person with ADHD but for their partners as well.  Adults with ADHD have issues with tardiness and completing tasks in a timely manner.  The constant rushing around can lead to a number of unnecessary arguments and a great deal of anxiety. Below are some tips on living with and managi …
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ADHD and Marriage
Author: Staci Schnell, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist
October 30th, 2015

Adult ADHD and Effects on Marriage By: Staci Lee Schnell, M.S.,C.S., LMFT October 30, 2015   October is ADHD Awareness Month.  Typically, it’s not difficult to spot a child with ADHD, (especially if they are hyperactive), but adults with ADHD tend to have more subtle symptoms. This means that many adults struggling with ADHD and may not know they have it. Some of the subtle symptoms they face include disorganization, tardines …
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National Depression Screening Day
Author: Staci Schnell, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist
October 8th, 2015

National Depression Screening Day October 8, 2015 By: Staci Lee Schnell, M.S.,C.S.,LMFT   National Depression Screening Day Today, October 8, 2015 is National Depression Screening Day. Clinical depression is a common medical illness affecting more than 19 million American adults each year. Depression is a condition in which a person can feel discouraged, sad, hopeless, unmotivated, or disinterested in life in general. Major depression affect …
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Reconnecting Emotionally and Physically After an Affair
Author: Staci Schnell, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist
September 20th, 2015

Reconnecting Emotionally and Physically After an Affair By Staci Lee Schnell, M.S., C.S., LMFT September 19, 2015     Reconnecting with one’s spouse both emotionally and physically after an affair is difficult but can be achieved with some dedication and hard work. Rediscovering the love for one another does not happen overnight. It takes time for both to work through the distrust and pain caused by the affair and reach out to eac …
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Rebuilding Trust after an Affair
Author: Staci Schnell, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist
September 12th, 2015

Rebuilding Trust after an Affair By: Staci Lee Schnell, M.S., C.S., LMFT September 12, 2015   Rebuilding the trust lost in a marriage after one spouse has had an affair is hard work. Trust can be rebuilt and the relationship can be better than ever if you take the time and have patience. A highly trained Marriage Counselor can facilitate the work that needs to happen.   In order to regain trust, one must show their understanding of thei …
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Overcoming Infidelity in the Wake of the Ashley Madison Hack
Author: Staci Schnell, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist
September 7th, 2015

Overcoming Infidelity in the Wake of the Ashley Madison Hack September 7, 2015 By: Staci Lee Schnell, M.S., C.S., LMFT   The recent breach of the Ashley Madison cheating website has affected many marriages and even allegedly led to two suicides. It has left many wondering, “Can a marriage be saved after an affair?” As a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, I believe it is possible to move past infidelity even though an affair …
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Anxiety and Depression Awarness Week 2015
Author: Staci Schnell, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist
April 29th, 2015

National Anxiety and Depression Awareness Week 2015 
May 3-9, 2015 By: Staci Lee Schnell, M.S., C.S., LMFT   More than 40 million Americans suffer from Anxiety each year and over 20 million suffer from Depression.   Most people feel anxious or down at times. Losing a loved one, financial difficulties, divorce, family illness or other difficult situations can lead to one feeling sad, lonely, scared, nervous, or anxious. These …
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Postpartum Depression
Author: Staci Schnell, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist
March 28th, 2015

Postpartum Depression By: Staci Lee Schnell, M.S.,C.S., LMFT Anyone can develop a perinatal mood disorder; however, here are some risk factors to be aware of:         Personal or Family history of Depression or Anxiety         History of severe PMS or PMDD         Chronic Pain or Illness         Fertility Tr …
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ADHD & Anxiety
Author: Staci Schnell, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist
November 29th, 2014

  ADHD and Anxiety November 28, 2014 By: Staci Lee Schnell, M.S.,C.S., LMFT   Genetic research suggests ADHD and Anxiety may share similar genetic makeup. Approximately 30% of people with ADHD have an Anxiety Disorder. Anxiety can exacerbate ADHD since it often takes one out of the present moment.  By causing a dwelling on something in the past or anticipating a potential threat in the future, anxiety makes it difficult to organize …
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The Emotional Impact of Breast Cancer
Author: Staci Schnell, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist
October 3rd, 2014

The Emotional Impact of Breast Cancer
October 2, 2014
By Staci Lee Schnell, M.S., C.S., LMFT Many women with breast cancer face emotional issues during and after their treatments. Anxiety, depression and fear are often evident. They may worry that the cancer will return, be concerned about their physical changes, or they may be concerned about the impact of their diagnosis on their family, social, or work life. The physical, emotional, …
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Suicide Prevention
Author: Staci Schnell, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist
September 7th, 2014

Suicide Prevention September 7, 2014 By: Staci Lee Schnell, M.S., C.S., LMFT       World Suicide Prevention Day is September 10th.  About 3000 people commit suicide every day, according to World Health Organization (WHO) and approximately 60,000 more actually attempt suicide daily. Roughly one million people die by committing suicide each and every year.   Unfortunately, it usually takes a tragedy to open our eyes to an i …
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Teenage Stress
Author: Staci Lee Schnell, M.S.,C.S., LMFT
July 13th, 2014

Stress is extremely common among teenagers. Today more than ever, there is pressure to get good grades and high test scores. The time commitments required for extracurricular activities, community service, and a paying job are tremendous. For many teens, this is all required in order to be competitive enough to get into college, and that pressure can cause a great deal of stress..   Stress can not only affect a teen’s emotional health, …
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Anxiety and Depression Awareness Week
Author: Staci Schnell, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist
May 3rd, 2014

National Anxiety and Depression Awareness Week 
May 4-10, 2014 By: Staci Lee Schnell, M.S., C.S., LMFT   More than 40 million Americans suffer from anxiety each year and over 20 million suffer from depression.   Most people feel anxious or down at times. Losing a loved one, financial difficulties, divorce, family illness or other difficult situations can lead one to feel sad, lonely, scared, nervous, or anxious. These feeling …
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Autism Awarness
Author: Staci Schnell, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist
March 31st, 2014

  Autism Awareness By Staci Lee Schnell, M.S.,C.S., LMFT April 1, 2014   April is Autism Awareness Month.  Learning that your child is affected by Autism can bring a wide array of emotions: shock, grief, fear, denial, anger, acceptance, and much more.  Parents can feel anxious and overwhelmed by the diagnosis and unsure where to turn.  There are many helpful resources available.   Some Helpful Ideas for Parents: &nbs …
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Self Injury Awarness Month
Author: Staci Schnell, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist
March 9th, 2014

Self Injury Awareness Month By: Staci Lee Schnell, M.S.,C.S., LMFT March 9, 2014   Self-injury or self harming is when a person deliberately hurts themselves physically to deal with emotional pain. Self-harm can be a way of coping with one’s problems, may help one express feelings they can’t put into words, may act as a distraction from life, or can be a release of emotional pain. When it comes to self-harm, cutting is thought of …
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Teen Dating Violence
Author: Staci Schnell, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist
February 12th, 2014

Teen Dating ViolenceBy Staci Lee Schnell, M.S., C.S., LMFTFebruary 3, 2014 Last year, President Obama declared February National Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Month.  Dating violence is a pattern of abusive behaviors used to exert power and control over a dating partner. Before the violence starts, a teen may experience controlling behavior and demands such as being told what to wear and with whom to hang out. Over time, …
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