The holidays are just around the corner!

The holidays are just around the corner! Many of us think of delicious big dinners and pumpkin pie with whip cream piled high. Although Thanksgiving and Christmas are special times of year to give thanks for the people we have in our life and/or what we have, for many people, this time of year is […]

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Step-Parenting: Tips for the Biological Parent

You’ve been parenting on your own for a while now.  Perhaps you divorced or were widowed, it doesn’t matter.  What matters is that you and the kids have been figuring this out solo for a period of time, you’ve found the person to love as your romantic partner, and now you’re getting (or have gotten) […]

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Step-Parenting: Authority & Relationship

You’re dating, and you think she’s “the one”.  You like her kids, her kids seem to like you, and you have a vision of a happy family where not only are you married to the person of your dreams, but you’re a welcome addition, filling in the gap of the missing person in their lives. […]

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The Process of Counseling

Joe:                  Hello, my name is Joe Taylor. I’m a licensed marriage family therapist here at Chico Creek Counseling. Jessica:            I’m Jessica Wilkerson. I am a marriage and family therapist registered intern, number IMF69783, and I work here at Chico Creek Counseling under the clinical supervision of Joe Taylor, licensed marriage and family therapist. Joe:                  What […]

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What It Looks Like When You Come to Counseling

Joe Taylor:       Hello, my name is Joe Taylor, and I’m a licensed marriage family therapist here at Chico Creek Counseling. Jessica W.:       I’m Jessica Wilkerson, I’m a marriage and family therapist registered intern here at Chico Creek Counseling. I work under the clinical supervision of Joe Taylor. My registration number is IMF69783. Joe Taylor:       This […]

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How To Communicate Effectively with your Spouse

by Joe Taylor Licensed Marriage Family Therapist The majority of couples that come for marriage (or couples) counseling say they need to communicate better with their spouse. I agree. Even the best of relationships can benefit from some help in this area. I try to remind couples about the importance of really listening when they […]

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