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Emotional Expression through Play

By Lauren Rebman LMFTA As I continue to grow professionally (and personally) in my private practice, I have come to realize that a vast majority of my younger clients are struggling with a lack of emotional management skills.  Their struggle to understand how to express their emotions and thoughts appropriately greatly effects their behaviors and […]

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The Value of Being Emotionally Responsive

Lauren Rebman, LMFTA In my work with children, one of the main requests of the parents in families I meet with is to help them decrease the frequency of their child’s outbursts.  Parents work tirelessly to discipline their children in the right way and follow all the rules, yet their child may continue to respond […]

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Ordeal Therapy – An Introduction to a Less Familiar Behavioral Intervention

By Lauren Rebman LMFTA In the world of systemic family therapy there is a theoretical model by Jay Haley and Cloe Madanes called Strategic Therapy.  This theory has intrigued me since I was introduced to it during my graduate studies.  In particular, I am a fan of a technique of strategic theory entitled “Ordeal Therapy.”  […]

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What Are You Thinking About?

One of the first Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) interventions I happened upon as I began my studies was a simple, yet powerful exercise by Dr. David Burns called the Stick Figure Technique.  (For more information, you can reference his book, “Ten Days to Self-Esteem”).  The purpose of this exercise is to assist individuals in restructuring […]

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A New Opportunity: A look at ADHD through skills-based counseling.

Hello!  My name is Lauren Rodenbeck (Rebman).  I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapy Associate at Adventures In Learning.  It is a pleasure to be a part of such a wonderful family business, and I’m thrilled with the new opportunity to share my professional thoughts and stories on this blog! For my first entry, […]

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Giving and Receiving Are One In The Same

Power Lesson #4  God can do no more for you than He can do through you. So often we look at life and our relationships and ask “Why God?”  Why can’t things be different? We pray and seek change, but things continue along the same old path, and it seems the only change we experience […]

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More On The Power Of Belief

Power Lesson #3  We do not see things as they are, we see them as we are. Reality, as we experience it, is nothing more than a reflection of our deeply held beliefs and convictions.  We now have over six billion people in the world, so we  now have over six billion conflicting realities all attempting to co […]

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