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We all face daily challenges in today's complicated and demanding world. ACA’s Counseling Corner Blog offers thoughtful ideas, suggestions, and strategies for helping you to live a happier and healthier life.


  • Don't Remain Trapped In An Abusive Relationship

    Feb 01, 2017
    Relationship abuse is more common than most people realize. The National Domestic Violence Hotline reports that as many as 12 million women and men in the U.S. were the victims of such abuse last year.
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  • Teens, Messy Rooms and Parental Frustration

    Jan 23, 2017
    Becoming more independent is a normal part of the developmental process and a messy room is an easy, safe way to declare that independence.
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  • Need To Build A Better Relationship With Your Boss?

    Jan 18, 2017
    Most companies are pushing harder to get maximum performance from every employee. As a result, many people find themselves facing a harsher work environment and deteriorating relationships with supervisors as performance goals become more critical.
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  • Helping Your Teenager To Date Responsibly

    Jan 11, 2017
    A major source of parental anxiety is the subject of teen dating. While we all realize that it’s natural for teenagers to be attracted to one another and that dating is the socially-accepted outcome of such attraction, most parents agonize over the whole dating experience and all the things that can go wrong.
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  • Don't Let The "Winter Blues" Get You Down

    Jan 04, 2017
    Winter Blues - The name that mental health experts use for this condition is Seasonal Affective Disorder, or S.A.D. They believe it's tied to the reduced amounts of sunlight and activity that most of us face in the Winter.
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  • Recognizing Depression In The Elderly For The Serious Health Issue It Is

    Dec 21, 2016
    The signs of depression in an elderly person can be easy to miss. We may incorrectly assume that being depressed is just part of the aging process. But despite its often being ignored or overlooked, depression can be a very real problem for many elderly people. It's a serious health issue that needs to be treated when it happens at any age.
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  • The Times When School Complaints Shouldn't Be Ignored

    Dec 14, 2016
    Most children will occasionally complain about school. Every student has days when things don't go quite right. But when complaints are frequent, and more than just the "I don't like school," or "Math is too hard," it may be time to listen more carefully.
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  • Has The Romance Disappeared From Your Relationship?

    Dec 07, 2016
    It can be fairly easy to start taking a relationship for granted. We all lead busy live and can find ourselves so wrapped up in our work, family issues, financial problems or other daily matters that we forget we have to put effort into keeping a romantic relationship fresh and interesting.
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  • How Your Food Choices Can Affect Both Your Physical And Mental Health

    Nov 30, 2016
    Say the word "diet" and the usual reaction is that we're talking about losing weight. Today, let's talk about "diet" as simply our daily food choices, the ones we often make without giving them much thought.
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  • Men And Friendships -- A Key To A Longer, Happier Life?

    Nov 23, 2016
    It isn't difficult these days to find advice on how to live longer, be healthier and feel happier, and most of it tends to be pretty good advice. But an area that is often over-looked by all the exercise and nutrition gurus is the role having friends can play in the overall equation.
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