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COUNSELOR’S CORNER: Questions to Consider When Choosing a Counselor

Elysia Tucker, LPC, ADCis the Executive Director ofSouthern Wellness Services, Inc.

People seek counseling for a number of different reasons. According to the American Counseling Association “Counseling is a professional relationship that empowers diverse individuals, families, and groups to accomplish mental health, wellness, education and career goals.” Finding the right counselor can ensure that […]

COUNSELOR’S CORNER: 5 Strategies for Coping with Change

Elysia Tucker, LPC, ADCis the Executive Director ofSouthern Wellness Services, Inc.

As another school year is winding down, one thing becomes certain: change is part of life. Going to college, getting a summer job, moving to a new home, ending or beginning a relationship, having a child leave the home… The list could go […]

Counselor’s Corner: How Do I Help My Loved One with an Addiction?

Elysia Tucker, LPC, ADCis the Executive Director ofSouthern Wellness Services, Inc.

First things first. Addiction can happen to anyone, regardless of income, status, education, or age. The 2015 National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH) indicated that 21.7 million people aged 12 or older needed help with an addiction in 2014. It is […]

Counselor’s Corner: The Difference Between Grief and Depression

Elysia Tucker, LPC, ADCis the Executive Director ofSouthern Wellness Services, Inc.

All people experiences loss at one time or another in their lives. Grief is a natural process arising from the loss of someone or something important to you. While it is normal to experience grief, it is important to know the difference between […]

Counselor’s Corner: 5 Parenting Strategies to Head Off Teen Substance Use

Elysia Tucker, LPC, ADCis the Executive Director ofSouthern Wellness Services, Inc.

Parenting a teenager can be hard. Hormones are raging, cell phones are constantly buzzing, and suddenly, it’s embarrassing to be seen with you in public. In that space between childhood and adulthood, teenagers still need guidance, and parents can find themselves struggling with […]