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The Lincoln Center: Animal Assisted Therapy (Part 2)

The Lincoln Center: Animal Assisted Therapy (Part 2)

By Gretchen Tucker This article was originally published on June 20th, 2022 on DelcoToday In a previous article, I shared about the benefits of animal-assisted therapy, but another question I sometimes hear is “What is the certification process like?” We need more...

The Importance of Self-Compassion

The Importance of Self-Compassion

By Yael Danielle Tsoran This article was originally published on June 17th, 2022 on MontcoToday Working in the mental health field with clients who have experienced trauma throughout their life, it is not uncommon to witness them express their frustration, mixed with...

The Lincoln Center: Animal Assisted Therapy (Part 1)

The Lincoln Center: Animal Assisted Therapy (Part 1)

By: Gretchen Tucker This article was originally published on June 15th, 2022 on MontcoToday Who is this dog in your office, and can I please pet her?! At The Lincoln Center for Family and Youth, we are cultivating an environment in which one or more friendly dogs, may...

The Lincoln Center: Getting Back to Your Passions After Burnout

The Lincoln Center: Getting Back to Your Passions After Burnout

By Jacqueline Scheffler This article was originally published May 27th, 2022 by MontcoToday Let’s talk about burnout. Burnout is when our emotional, physical, and mental state is exhausted due to prolonged stress. Some signs of burnout are frequent illness,...

Promoting the Positive: Finding Good in Life Even in Difficult Times

Promoting the Positive: Finding Good in Life Even in Difficult Times

This article was originally published on May 16th, 2022 by MontcoToday By: Linda Bayer Lately, life has been difficult and challenging for most people. We hear news about COVID, how bad the economy is, and contentious political discussions that have resulted in...

The Lincoln Center: Why Understanding Trauma Is Important

The Lincoln Center: Why Understanding Trauma Is Important

This article was originally published on September 9, 2021 by MontcoToday. By Jennifer Barnett The Lincoln Center for Family and Youth provides trauma therapy to residents of Montgomery County who have been victims of a crime or crimes at no cost to the clients we...

On Mindfulness and Meditation

On Mindfulness and Meditation

This article was originally published on April 29, 2021 by MontcoToday. By Gretchen Tucker, MA, ATR, BC, CCTP, Supervisor, Mobile Victim Services, The Lincoln Center What is the point of practicing mindfulness and meditation? This question is one I frequently...

From the Lincoln Center: De-stressing in Distressing Times

From the Lincoln Center: De-stressing in Distressing Times

This article was originally published on November 3, 2020 by MontcoToday. By Melissa Miller The phrase “unprecedented times” gets thrown around so much that it’s almost cliché now. The world has changed drastically during the past seven months, and as much as many of...

The Lincoln Center: How to Give Your Brain a Break

The Lincoln Center: How to Give Your Brain a Break

This article was originally published on October 13, 2020 by MontcoToday.  By Rachel Gruen, LCSW, CCTP Do you ever feel like the inside of your brain is one of those amusement park Tilt-A-Whirl rides? You are not alone! We are bombarded daily with a non-stop flow of...