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Reflecting as a Way to Move Forward into the New Year

December 2016 As we approach the end of another year, many of us start to think ahead to what we want to accomplish or change in the upcoming year.  You know, New Year’s Resolutions!  While this is great, I wonder if we could also benefit from some thoughtful reflection on the year that just happened. Life Goes By–Fast!

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Should you try online counseling?

March 2016 If you’re visiting this site, and reading his blog post, you might be considering online or telephone counseling.  You are certainly not alone. Interestingly, distance counseling goes back as far as Sigmund Freud. He used to communicate regularly with his patients in letters. More modern forms of distance counseling include: online counseling using video chat

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Anxiety: Has it got you?

March 9, 2016 By Lisa La Rose, LPC As a counselor, I work with lots of people who have anxiety, but even I am surprised to see how rampant anxiety has become in our society. We are an anxious bunch!  I sometimes wonder if we are more anxious than previous generations, or maybe we are

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Accountability or Control: Is your relationship healthy?

March 2016: I recently met with a young woman who said her husband needed her to be “accountable” to him.  She didn’t think this was unreasonable, but I wanted to understand what she meant by “accountable”.  Relationships are built on trust and honesty and personal accountability for what we say and do. That is healthy.

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Be Grateful and Be Healthy!

 November 24, 2014 The Thanksgiving Holiday is almost upon us again, and as turkeys are thawing in refrigerators all over America, many of us are also thinking about what we are most grateful for this year. It’s a time to remember what’s really important and what (and who) gives meaning and purpose to our lives.  

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Understanding Domestic Violence

October 2, 2014 Part I: The Cycle of Violence By Lisa La Rose, M.A., L.P.C. October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month in the U.S., and there will be many campaigns and events to increase awareness about Domestic Violence and promote prevention efforts. Recently, the issue of domestic violence has once again grabbed front page headlines.

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Welcome to Options Behavioral Health Services!

Hello! My name is Lisa La Rose, and I am and Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), and the owner of Options Behavioral Health Services, LLC. I want to welcome you to my site, and I hope to provide some interesting and helpful information in this blog. As a counselor, I believe in offering people options to

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