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GIGABYTES & COUNSELING: using technology to improve treatment

Gigabytes and Counseling – Using Technology to Improve Treatment

The Family Education Program is a free program, which provides support to individuals and families struggling with substance abuse disorders. It is a fellowship of individuals who, through shared experience, are recovering from addiction. Each week they meet on Thursday nights to discuss a variety of topics, with a different speaker each week. Last week, […]

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 […]

You’re Invited to Life Cycles Counseling’s Open House

You’re Invited! Join us Thursday evening, August 11th from 6-7:30pm for an Open House reception at our offices in the West End of Richmond.  Learn more about our counseling services. Meet our new intern, Bunny Young, and her canine therapy companion. See our relaxing and welcoming space and even make an appointment. Bring a friend […]

June 13, 2016 Quote of the Day

6-13 Quote of the Day: Write Your Own Story

“If you ever find yourself in the wrong story, leave.”

Glitter jars - art intervention with life cycles counseling

5/13 Friday’s Art Post

In my practice, I utilize art interventions fairly regularly. Each Friday, I will either post a recent art intervention or share a few of my favorite interventions from other practitioners.   The Glitter Jar is a favorite activity in my practice. Clients of all ages love this intervention. Let’s face it, who doesn’t want to […]

Online Counseling Available Through Life Cycles Counseling with Adina Silvestri

5 Reasons You Should Try Online Counseling

Technology is entering every facet of life from the surgery room to the homeroom, so it was only a matter of time before counseling and behavioral health received a digital face-lift. From mobile on-demand apps to  therapy from your couch, there are more options now than ever to begin your journey to feeling better. Below […]

5 Ways Families Can Help Their Loved One Struggling with Addiction

Are You Walking on Egg Shells When You See Your Loved One? The pain and suffering is not limited to the addict himself.  The family also shares the brunt of the pain. They also experience worry, fear, judgment, anger, and shame on a daily basis. Many times, the family absorbs the consequences of their loved […]

Over 100 Showed Up for Speak UP

Several weeks have passed since my first Speak UP session on the VCU campus, but I am still reminded of how much impact a collective group of people can have on each other. The mantra that comes to mind is, “you mean something to someone.” What that means to me is that individuals need to […]

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How to Talk to Teens about Illegal Drugs: 3 Things You Need to Say

How to Talk to Teens about Illegal Drugs: 3 Things You Need to Say   I talk with parents all the time about their children’s well-being. We work on how to make little Johnny more responsible, to stop lying, show more respect, and stop constantly using his phone. Yes, all of these things are important. […]