Mating in Captivity

https://www.amazon.com/Mating-Captivity-Reconciling-Erotic-Domestic/dp/B000IB0EYI/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=mating+in+captivity&qid=1586443276&s=audible&sr=1-1 Is that what my spouse thinks about sex?” This is a book about sexual desire.  Esther Perel is a speaker, author and sex therapist, and she pulled from her years of experience counseling couples to write this book.  She details the path of intimacy and desire for couples.   Perel has excellent insights into couples […]

AWARE

“A practice for such a time as this!” This book is an easy to read introduction to Dr. Siegel’s trademark practice called, The Wheel of Awareness.  The Wheel of Awareness is a mindfulness activity with profound affects on your life. In this book, Dr. Siegel offers a helpful explanation of the science behind this mediation. […]

Emotional Agility

Emotional Agility: Get Unstuck, Embrace Change and Thrive in Work and LifeAuthor: Susan David“This book is a clear guide to stopping the “hook” that leads to bad thinking” After reading this book, I have tried to pay more attention to what hooks my thoughts, that influences my day. I am realizing that it is much easier […]

Welkom to Holland!

We are excited to say we have made it to the lake shore!  I (Dan) have always loved the big lake, especially after attending Hope, where I fell in love with the city of Holland. After graduate school took me to various cities it had been a dream of mine to live and work in […]

ACG Summer Reading List

 What better time to dive into a new book than during Michigan’s beautiful summer months? As you head to the beach, the cottage, the pool, or the campfire this summer think about adding one of these books to your list and reading along with the therapists here at Alliance!  Family / Parenting –No-Drama Discipline: The […]

Cyberbullying and Self-Harm: What you need to know

unsplash-logofreestocks.org By Julie Schillim, LLP, LPCAdolescence, a time in life where exploring independence and social identity are often confronted.  It’s a time when teens are confronted with the challenges of a world that is continually increasing in online social access and platforms.  Terms such as “cyberbullying” have become more common in homes, schools, and counseling offices […]

Join the Conversation

By Heather Miller-Edwardson, LPC, LLMFTIt is oftentimes in the wake of tragedy that we begin to create space for the tough conversations. With recent tragedies in our communities nationwide, we are beginning to discuss our approach to mental health care. Too often individuals face significant barriers to receiving mental health care. Helping Professionals have continued […]

Attached

Attached. The New Science of Adult Attachment and How it Can Help You Find- and Keep- LoveAuthor: Amir Levine, and Rachel Heller“Do you want to know why your spouse doesn’t pay attention to you?  Attached is the science of love.”Attached is an easy to read summary of Attachment theory.  Attachment theory is a helpful model […]

Girls and Sex

Book Review: GIRLS and SEX: Navigating the complicated new landscape by Peggy Orenstein TOPIC: Parenting, Teenagers, Sex/SexualityBy David Burke“This is what your daughter is facing!”The older generation often worries and doesn’t understand the younger generations.  This book is a helpful compilation of young women’s attitudes and reflections about sex.  It’s scary and eye opening.  It’s […]

Untangled

  Book Review: Untangled: Guiding Teenage Girls Through the Seven Transitions into Adulthood by Lisa Damour, PhD TOPIC: Parenting, teenagersBy: David BurkeA must read for parents of teenage girls:As a father of two teenage girls I was strongly encouraged to read this book.  At best, teenage girls are loving, caring and tons of fun, at […]