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Counseling, Therapy, & Life Coaching
by Innovative Counseling Services Inc.
for Individuals, Couples, Children, and Families

Counseling, Therapy & Life Coaching

For Individuals, Couples & Families by ICS Inc.

What Gives Our Life Purpose?

What gives us purpose?

It is different for everyone and it changes throughout our lifetime. When we are young, we don’t think about it; we just live it. Most of us loved playing outside, exploring, being in nature, biking, playing with friends, maybe drawing, dancing, or singing. If your love (passion) was encouraged and role modeled by your family, then you probably grew up  trusting your passion (what you love to do, where you love to be, and who you love to be around).

Unfortunately, such support is a gift that many of us are not given. Rather, we… Continue reading

Choose Longevity by Changing Your Lifestyle

While at the beach this week, I read the book Younger You, by Dr. Braverman, M.D., and agree with him that by changing your lifestyle with life coaching: you are choosing longevity while feeling younger.

Some of the things that cause us to age are: poor working conditions, alcoholism, addictions, depression, lack of sleep, lack of social activities, nicotine, poor diet, retirement, and sedentary lifestyle — all of which are within our control.

Life Coaching helps you to improve these areas so that your life is healthier and happier.  Call or email me for an assessment.


Learning Mindful Eating Before Bariatric Surgery

Let’s start with what Mindfulness is.

It is deliberately paying attention, being fully aware of what is happening both inside and outside yourself — in your body, heart, and mind — and outside of yourself in your environment.

Before bariatric surgery (weight loss surgery), clients are referred to me for a psychological evaluation as part of their pre-operative testing and requirements. Some of the other requirements are: a medical examination, a visit with a psychiatrist, blood work, visits with a dietician, and six months of a medically monitored weight loss program.

Recently, two women were referred to me for psychological… Continue reading

A Little Boy is Helped With EMDR

Yesterday a mother came to see me. She was worried about her son.

She and his father had divorced years ago and now the boy was 7-years-old. The mother had remarried. The boy loved his father and anticipated his visits, but his father had disappointed him many times in his short life. Recently, his father introduced him to his fiancé and her 3-year-old boy who “he paid more attention to than me,” the birth son reported.

His mother explained that on her son’s 7th birthday he enjoyed his party and was surrounded by family who loved him. He enjoyed his… Continue reading

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