ADD / ADHD in Teens and Adults

ADD / ADHD: Not Just for Children   ADHD is an acronym that you might hear often, wondering exactly what it means and if it only pertains to children with behavioral issues. First of all, ADHD stands for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. ADHD is sometimes...
Empathy vs Sympathy

Empathy vs Sympathy

Dr. Brené Brown, who is super awesome and did an amazing TED talk on vulnerability (which garnered her more notoriety than she was expecting), summed up the difference between sympathy and empathy in a way that is succinct and beautiful and dead. on. accurate. Then,...

What is Aromatherapy?

For some, the term, “aromatherapy,” conjures up images of soothing spas, Zen gardens, waterfalls, and jasmine blowing in the breeze. For others, aromatherapy sounds like hokum along the lines of healing magic crystals. Here at Sanctuary Counseling, people...
An LGBTQIA Glossary of Terms

An LGBTQIA Glossary of Terms

A few years ago, the prevailing acronym for the gay community was, “LGB,” which stands for Lesbian, Gay, and Bi-Sexual. Over time, it grew to a more inclusive, “LGBT,” with the addition of Transgender to the mix. Pretty soon, people were using “LGBTQ” and “LGBTQIA”...