14
Apr

Stress & Self-Care

Stress is a national epidemic and self-care is critical. When stress is left untreated, it can have a serious impact on the quality of life. Deaf people are even more vulnerable to stress because of the long-term impact of chronic oppression, or audism. In addition to including self-care practices such as healthy eating, sleeping and exercising, going to counseling or …

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3
Apr

How to Say No to Your Children

Transcript Sharon Duchesneau: Many of us parents have experienced trying to tell our children “no”, only to be met with arguing, giving us a hard time or refusing to accept our decision. How do you teach children that “no” means “no”? Consistency is Important The most important thing is being consistent and sticking to what you said. When parents are …

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30
Mar

National Issues Related to Therapy with Deaf Clients

Deaf Counseling Center is sharing this spot-on article about common issues that Deaf people face on a national basis when seeking therapy. Sometimes it is the insurance company that creates barriers. Other times interpreters in therapy sessions make the sessions unproductive or confusing. In still other cases, it is hearing therapists who are not fluent in ASL, but advertise that …

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17
Mar

Early Healthy Deaf Identity vs. Early Hearing Detection & Intervention

As the 17th Early Hearing Detection & Intervention (EHDI) annual national meeting opens in Denver, Colorado, this weekend, Deaf Counseling Center’s licensed therapist, Sheli Barber, reminds everyone attending of the importance of paying attention to the Deaf child’s healthy identity. When language and culture are made accessible to Deaf children, the years of therapy needed to unpack the trauma associated …

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19
Oct

Free Hurricane and Fire Crisis Counseling

Hurricane and Fire Crisis Counseling: ¬†Deaf Counseling Center is offering a limited number of pro bono (free) counseling slots to Deaf people without insurance coverage who were impacted by the recent hurricanes and wildfires. These slots are also available to Deaf people whose insurance plans will not cover our services. For those who do have insurance coverage, we have counselors …

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25
Sep

The Leaf: ASL Poem by John Maucere about Addiction

Seeking Help for Addiction: In this beautiful and powerful ASL poem, the ¬†well-known Deaf actor and comedian John Maucere illustrates his journey of recovery from alcohol and drug addiction. John’s courage in sharing his personal story is inspiring – and a reminder to all of us that the dangers of addiction are very real and the consequences more serious than …

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3
Jun

Deaf-Friendly Stress Tips in ASL

Take Charge of Stress: Never underestimate how one simple stress-reducing action can brighten your day and improve your health. Click here to see a video about stress tips in American Sign Language (ASL). It offers some great tips for managing stress, including, but not limited to, meditation, exercise, and laughter. How Stress Affects Us: Our bodies, minds, and emotions all …

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20
Mar

Deaf Couples Counseling: 1 to 10 ASL Story

Dr. Candace A. McCullough took the challenge of doing an impromptu 1 to 10 American Sign Language story on Deaf couples counseling. 1 = Couple fighting, disagreeing; walking to counseling session 2 = Couple sit down side by side on couch, look at each other angrily, one looks away while the other looks at partner, then vice versa; psychologist looks …

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14
Sep

You Are Worth It: National Suicide Prevention Week

You Are Worth It: A warm thank you to Alison Aubrecht of Facundo Element for taking the time to make the video below in honor of National Suicide Prevention Week. Alison is a licensed counselor in Michigan. The video recognizes the significant impact of audism and oppression on the mental health and well-being of Deaf people. Our counselors at ASC …

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19
Jun

Missouri Association of the Deaf Win Suit Against State

Another victory: This is great news for Deaf Missourians! Once again, however, it is important to note that the issue is not just access to services via interpreters in mental health settings, but access to Deaf counselors, therapists, social workers and psychologists. The majority of Deaf people seeking mental health services want to work with Deaf professionals and receive services …

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