Life Cycles Counseling with Dr. Adina Silvestri

Kick Off the Fall Stress Free

This fall we will be hosting a stress-busting evening of fun at the Life Cycles Counseling office in the West End of Richmond. Come out on Thursday, October 20th from 6-7:30 to learn practical stress relief techniques that you can incorporate into your daily life or into your counseling sessions. This event is FREE and […]

To the Woman Who Yelled at Me and My Service Dog on the Airport Shuttle

To the Woman Who Yelled at Me and My Service Dog on the Airport Shuttle

By: Bunny Young, MA, QMHP Cultural sensitivity and appreciation for diversity hit me on a very personal level recently and I must share! Goose (my service dog and therapy dog for our office) and I had to get on a shuttle earlier this week outside of the Atlanta airport. As we sat there, two women […]

August 15, 2016 Quote of the Day

8-15 Quote of the Day: What do you tell yourself?

We believe what we tell ourselves. Tell yourself: Everything will work out. Things will get better. You are important. You are worthy of great things. You are loveable. The time is now.  This too, shall pass.  You can be who you really are.The best is yet to come. You are strong. You can do this.

August 8, 2016 Quote of the Day

8-8 Quote of the Day: How do you make people feel?

I’ve learned, people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” -Maya Angelou

Canine Therapists: the 4-legged witness

4-Legged Witness

By: Bunny Young, LCC Resident Animals can be extremely calming for a person who has experienced trauma or has remembered a horrible experience that happened to them. Detectives and police officers often find it difficult to get witnesses to relive the details of their trauma, which can sometimes make prosecution impossible. When I was working […]

Life Cycles Counseling Open House, Richmond, VA

Open House at Life Cycles Counseling

Join us on Thursday, August 11th from 6:00pm – 7:30pm at our office in the West End of Richmond, Virginia. Anyone who is interested in the services LCC offers is welcome to attend. Come meet our new resident and her therapy dog, Goose, see our warm and welcoming office space, check out our art therapy […]

August 1, 2016 Quote of the Day

8-1 Quote of the Day: Preparation

Every single thing that has ever happened in your life is preparing you for a moment that is yet to come.  – Author Unknown

July 2016 Resource Roundup Life Cycles Counseling

July 2016 Resource Roundup

Those of you who follow us on Facebook know we are passionate about sharing stories, resources and information with our clients and followers. We are constantly sharing resources that we find useful, informative and educational in the realm of mental health, substance abuse, eating disorders and current events. Each month we will round up the […]

Dog Days of Summer – the Highlights

What does a praying dog, a wonder dog, and a lap dog have in common? They were all the stars of last week’s event, Dog Days of Summer! As handler Jo of Caring Canines points out in the video below, everyone had a smile on their face, they were more relaxed, and engaged while watching […]

Life is Better With Grey Goose_AdinaSilvestri.com

Life is Better With Grey Goose

As a Freshman in college, the responsibility and burden of taking eight to eleven daily medications for my condition was, quite frankly, too much. Remembering when to take the medication, how much to take and what to do when I forgot a dose, was worse than any final I had to take in school. One […]