Online Counseling vs In Person

(Important note: This blog is not written by Marie Pettit! This is a blog which was submitted anonymously - from someone who lives here in the Missoula community. Thank you!) I wasn't sure what to think. I had been going to my counselor for dang-near a decade, and it just felt like I needed to be in that office. It was warm. She had all these cool trinkets. And I

April 2nd, 2021|Uncategorized|

Discipline Equals Freedom – Book Review by Sunflower Counseling in Missoula

As counselors, we read books from all walks of life. And as such, this next book may not be for you. Sometimes it is better to focus on healing in your life.  Or you're just in a different space. On the other hand, there is something to be said for having goals, and making your dreams a reality.  None of us comes from a perfect home. Some would say, that

March 23rd, 2021|Uncategorized|

“Braving the wilderness” – Book Review

As a therapist in Missoula, one of my favorite authors is Brene' Brown!  She has recently come out with another book called “Braving the Wilderness: The Quest for True Belonging and the Courage to Stand Alone”. And the title is perfect because the rest of the book uses that title as a platform to jump off of. I’ll tell you what the wilderness is a scary place and not without

March 17th, 2021|Uncategorized|

Missoula Counseling Center Analyzes Forgiveness

Forgiveness is said to be a voluntary act in which a person allows a change of negative feelings toward an offender. Yet as we have discovered, the act forgiveness is extremely complicated, emotional, and sometimes impossible. Some people assume that if forgiveness is granted than the transgression is somehow condoned or excused. This is of course not the case. Enright and Coyle (1998) defined what forgiveness is not: forgetting, reconciliation,

March 14th, 2021|Uncategorized|

Sunflower Counseling reviews “Grit” by Angela Duckworth

Here at Sunflower Counseling, in Montana, we like to read!  Books that make us think and inspire us.   This week's book review is "Grit", by Angela Duckworth. 4 stars out of 4.  Will Smith sums up the philosophy of grit perfectly. “I’ve never really viewed myself as particularly talented,” he said. “Where I excel is ridiculous, sickening work ethic.  The only thing that I see that is distinctly different about

March 8th, 2021|Uncategorized|

Parenting Strategies

Behavior Strategies: We here at Sunflower Counseling in MT often get questions about parenting kids. It can be incredibly overwhelming parenting young children! Especially with the change in schedule during COVID and the kids are at home. You might be asking yourself "what to do"? How can I get through this and stay in control? Here are a few ideas for how to regain control. Ask yourself: What is the

February 27th, 2021|Uncategorized|
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