LC4YF Blog

The Danger of Self-Diagnosing

The Danger of Self-Diagnosing

Whether it’s a nagging cough, strange stomach problems or other aches and pains, we have all turned to the internet at one point to dissect the problem and find solutions. If you are anything like me, after googling your symptoms on WebMD, you will read the worst-case...

Changing the Brain

Changing the Brain

My work as a therapist allows me the opportunity to be creative, to engage in continued learning, and to connect to people in such a beautiful and powerful way. I really love the job I get to do each day. For me though, one of the most exciting and fascinating parts...

What’s Worth More than Money?

What’s Worth More than Money?

A couple weeks ago, my significant other accepted a job at a company that offered him every one of the non-monetary benefits he had been asking his current company to offer him for the last three years. He was the second person that day to give his notice and the...

Confirmation Bias

Confirmation bias exists within all of us. It can be recognized in a few different ways: in the tendency to seek information that confirms our existing beliefs, the pull to interpret new information in those same ways, and by forming beliefs through the use of...

Welcome New Board Members

Welcome New Board Members

A message from Rick Peterson, Board Chair, Lakes Center for Youth and Families: We would like to send a warm welcome to our newest Board Members! Gretchen Mattson is the Principal at Linwood Elementary. She has worked as a teacher and instructional leader for the past...

Supporting Each Other this School Year

Supporting Each Other this School Year

As the long summer days are quickly dwindling away, the cool nights reminds us of the coming school year. Some people are eagerly awaiting to be back, while others are dreading another year. Whether you are filled with excitement or dread, it is normal to have a...

Uvalde, ACEs, and the Power of Connection

Uvalde, ACEs, and the Power of Connection

In the weeks since the shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, I have struggled with my own grief and fear and held space for clients while they do the same. I felt physically ill reading and watching the heartbreaking stories of the nineteen beautiful...

Accepting Technology

Accepting Technology

We are in a post pandemic state. Everything has mostly returned to normal; I no longer carry a stash of masks around, I don’t get tested every time I cough, and, sadly, the days of no rush hour traffic are long gone, but there is one thing from pandemic times that...

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104 - Carrie Niles
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107 - Emma Norwood
108 - Jenna Jones
109 - Linda Madsen
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