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Litesprite's free new support tool to manage stress, anxiety and depression

Posted by: Lisa Pastore on April 30, 2016 - Leave a comment

Bryan Foster & Swatee Surve Twenty years ago, I was 14. I had an email address. I was required to take keyboarding class in high school, and “dialed up” to AOL. I used Microsoft Encarta to look up information for scho... [Read More]

Litesprite's free new support tool to manage stress, anxiety and depression

Posted by: Lisa Pastore on April 30, 2016 - Leave a comment

Bryan Foster & Swatee Surve Twenty years ago, I was 14. I had an email address. I was required to take keyboarding class in high school, and “dialed up” to AOL. I used Microsoft Encarta to look up information for scho... [Read More]

OKAY

Posted by: Lisa Pastore on May 31, 2016 - Leave a comment

Parents want their kids to be okay - as in my twenty-two year old son is biking across country this summer and I want him to be okay. Okay as in when my daughter was two and was hospitalized with a treatment-resistant infection and I want... [Read More]

Litesprite's free new support tool to manage stress, anxiety and depression

Posted by: Lisa Pastore on April 30, 2016 - Leave a comment

Bryan Foster & Swatee Surve Twenty years ago, I was 14. I had an email address. I was required to take keyboarding class in high school, and “dialed up” to AOL. I used Microsoft Encarta to look up information for scho... [Read More]

OKAY

Posted by: Lisa Pastore on May 31, 2016 - Leave a comment

Parents want their kids to be okay - as in my twenty-two year old son is biking across country this summer and I want him to be okay. Okay as in when my daughter was two and was hospitalized with a treatment-resistant infection and I want... [Read More]

Eating Disorders for the Curious

Posted by: Lisa Pastore on March 15, 2017 - Leave a comment

Several years ago I worked at Swedish/Ballard Medical Center on the Eating Disorders unit.  It was a 10 bed psychiatric unit mostly occupied by women struggling with life threatening illness of anorexia and bulimia.  It often f... [Read More]

Litesprite's free new support tool to manage stress, anxiety and depression

Posted by: Lisa Pastore on April 30, 2016 - Leave a comment

Bryan Foster & Swatee Surve Twenty years ago, I was 14. I had an email address. I was required to take keyboarding class in high school, and “dialed up” to AOL. I used Microsoft Encarta to look up information for scho... [Read More]

OKAY

Posted by: Lisa Pastore on May 31, 2016 - Leave a comment

Parents want their kids to be okay - as in my twenty-two year old son is biking across country this summer and I want him to be okay. Okay as in when my daughter was two and was hospitalized with a treatment-resistant infection and I want... [Read More]

Eating Disorders for the Curious

Posted by: Lisa Pastore on March 15, 2017 - Leave a comment

Several years ago I worked at Swedish/Ballard Medical Center on the Eating Disorders unit.  It was a 10 bed psychiatric unit mostly occupied by women struggling with life threatening illness of anorexia and bulimia.  It often f... [Read More]

The Art of Listening: Clients Want to be Heard

Posted by: Lisa Pastore on July 19, 2016 - Leave a comment

Before session, before settling into my slate gray upholstered arm chair, before opening my door and greeting my client, I engage in mindfulness practices that lay the foundation for listening. The kind of holistic listening that involve... [Read More]

Litesprite's free new support tool to manage stress, anxiety and depression

Posted by: Lisa Pastore on April 30, 2016 - Leave a comment

Bryan Foster & Swatee Surve Twenty years ago, I was 14. I had an email address. I was required to take keyboarding class in high school, and “dialed up” to AOL. I used Microsoft Encarta to look up information for scho... [Read More]

OKAY

Posted by: Lisa Pastore on May 31, 2016 - Leave a comment

Parents want their kids to be okay - as in my twenty-two year old son is biking across country this summer and I want him to be okay. Okay as in when my daughter was two and was hospitalized with a treatment-resistant infection and I want... [Read More]

Eating Disorders for the Curious

Posted by: Lisa Pastore on March 15, 2017 - Leave a comment

Several years ago I worked at Swedish/Ballard Medical Center on the Eating Disorders unit.  It was a 10 bed psychiatric unit mostly occupied by women struggling with life threatening illness of anorexia and bulimia.  It often f... [Read More]

The Art of Listening: Clients Want to be Heard

Posted by: Lisa Pastore on July 19, 2016 - Leave a comment

Before session, before settling into my slate gray upholstered arm chair, before opening my door and greeting my client, I engage in mindfulness practices that lay the foundation for listening. The kind of holistic listening that involve... [Read More]

Where are the kids?

Posted by: Lisa Pastore on October 17, 2016 - Leave a comment

Needing to get some fresh air and calm down after watching the Seahawks win a nailbitter of a game, I walked down to a local park.  It's a big park with lots of tress but also wide open spaces with ball fields. While I sat... [Read More]

Litesprite's free new support tool to manage stress, anxiety and depression

Posted by: Lisa Pastore on April 30, 2016 - Leave a comment

Bryan Foster & Swatee Surve Twenty years ago, I was 14. I had an email address. I was required to take keyboarding class in high school, and “dialed up” to AOL. I used Microsoft Encarta to look up information for scho... [Read More]

OKAY

Posted by: Lisa Pastore on May 31, 2016 - Leave a comment

Parents want their kids to be okay - as in my twenty-two year old son is biking across country this summer and I want him to be okay. Okay as in when my daughter was two and was hospitalized with a treatment-resistant infection and I want... [Read More]

Eating Disorders for the Curious

Posted by: Lisa Pastore on March 15, 2017 - Leave a comment

Several years ago I worked at Swedish/Ballard Medical Center on the Eating Disorders unit.  It was a 10 bed psychiatric unit mostly occupied by women struggling with life threatening illness of anorexia and bulimia.  It often f... [Read More]

The Art of Listening: Clients Want to be Heard

Posted by: Lisa Pastore on July 19, 2016 - Leave a comment

Before session, before settling into my slate gray upholstered arm chair, before opening my door and greeting my client, I engage in mindfulness practices that lay the foundation for listening. The kind of holistic listening that involve... [Read More]

Where are the kids?

Posted by: Lisa Pastore on October 17, 2016 - Leave a comment

Needing to get some fresh air and calm down after watching the Seahawks win a nailbitter of a game, I walked down to a local park.  It's a big park with lots of tress but also wide open spaces with ball fields. While I sat... [Read More]

The Art of Reframing

Posted by: Lisa Pastore on October 25, 2016 - Leave a comment

The Art of Reframing We all have self-limiting beliefs. Perhaps you can recognize a few of these: “I am not good enough.” “I don’t fit in.” “I’m too fat.” “I can’t get my ac... [Read More]

Litesprite's free new support tool to manage stress, anxiety and depression

Posted by: Lisa Pastore on April 30, 2016 - Leave a comment

Bryan Foster & Swatee Surve Twenty years ago, I was 14. I had an email address. I was required to take keyboarding class in high school, and “dialed up” to AOL. I used Microsoft Encarta to look up information for scho... [Read More]

OKAY

Posted by: Lisa Pastore on May 31, 2016 - Leave a comment

Parents want their kids to be okay - as in my twenty-two year old son is biking across country this summer and I want him to be okay. Okay as in when my daughter was two and was hospitalized with a treatment-resistant infection and I want... [Read More]

Eating Disorders for the Curious

Posted by: Lisa Pastore on March 15, 2017 - Leave a comment

Several years ago I worked at Swedish/Ballard Medical Center on the Eating Disorders unit.  It was a 10 bed psychiatric unit mostly occupied by women struggling with life threatening illness of anorexia and bulimia.  It often f... [Read More]

The Art of Listening: Clients Want to be Heard

Posted by: Lisa Pastore on July 19, 2016 - Leave a comment

Before session, before settling into my slate gray upholstered arm chair, before opening my door and greeting my client, I engage in mindfulness practices that lay the foundation for listening. The kind of holistic listening that involve... [Read More]

Where are the kids?

Posted by: Lisa Pastore on October 17, 2016 - Leave a comment

Needing to get some fresh air and calm down after watching the Seahawks win a nailbitter of a game, I walked down to a local park.  It's a big park with lots of tress but also wide open spaces with ball fields. While I sat... [Read More]

The Art of Reframing

Posted by: Lisa Pastore on October 25, 2016 - Leave a comment

The Art of Reframing We all have self-limiting beliefs. Perhaps you can recognize a few of these: “I am not good enough.” “I don’t fit in.” “I’m too fat.” “I can’t get my ac... [Read More]

Minding Your Children's Digital Diet

Posted by: Lisa Pastore on November 01, 2016 - Leave a comment

The front page headline of The Seattle Times from October 21, 2016 read, “New Guidelines tell parents: Mind your kid’s digital diet.”  The article quotes findings and suggestions put out by the American Academy of... [Read More]

Litesprite's free new support tool to manage stress, anxiety and depression

Posted by: Lisa Pastore on April 30, 2016 - Leave a comment

Bryan Foster & Swatee Surve Twenty years ago, I was 14. I had an email address. I was required to take keyboarding class in high school, and “dialed up” to AOL. I used Microsoft Encarta to look up information for scho... [Read More]

OKAY

Posted by: Lisa Pastore on May 31, 2016 - Leave a comment

Parents want their kids to be okay - as in my twenty-two year old son is biking across country this summer and I want him to be okay. Okay as in when my daughter was two and was hospitalized with a treatment-resistant infection and I want... [Read More]

Eating Disorders for the Curious

Posted by: Lisa Pastore on March 15, 2017 - Leave a comment

Several years ago I worked at Swedish/Ballard Medical Center on the Eating Disorders unit.  It was a 10 bed psychiatric unit mostly occupied by women struggling with life threatening illness of anorexia and bulimia.  It often f... [Read More]

The Art of Listening: Clients Want to be Heard

Posted by: Lisa Pastore on July 19, 2016 - Leave a comment

Before session, before settling into my slate gray upholstered arm chair, before opening my door and greeting my client, I engage in mindfulness practices that lay the foundation for listening. The kind of holistic listening that involve... [Read More]

Where are the kids?

Posted by: Lisa Pastore on October 17, 2016 - Leave a comment

Needing to get some fresh air and calm down after watching the Seahawks win a nailbitter of a game, I walked down to a local park.  It's a big park with lots of tress but also wide open spaces with ball fields. While I sat... [Read More]

The Art of Reframing

Posted by: Lisa Pastore on October 25, 2016 - Leave a comment

The Art of Reframing We all have self-limiting beliefs. Perhaps you can recognize a few of these: “I am not good enough.” “I don’t fit in.” “I’m too fat.” “I can’t get my ac... [Read More]

Minding Your Children's Digital Diet

Posted by: Lisa Pastore on November 01, 2016 - Leave a comment

The front page headline of The Seattle Times from October 21, 2016 read, “New Guidelines tell parents: Mind your kid’s digital diet.”  The article quotes findings and suggestions put out by the American Academy of... [Read More]

Affairs: Boundaries and Respect?

Posted by: Lisa Pastore on January 02, 2017 - Leave a comment

I’ve been thinking about affairs lately, seeing how devastating and destructive they are to a marriage and wondering why they happen.  I consider myself knowledgeable about some subjects like eating disorders, anxiety, depress... [Read More]

Litesprite's free new support tool to manage stress, anxiety and depression

Posted by: Lisa Pastore on April 30, 2016 - Leave a comment

Bryan Foster & Swatee Surve Twenty years ago, I was 14. I had an email address. I was required to take keyboarding class in high school, and “dialed up” to AOL. I used Microsoft Encarta to look up information for scho... [Read More]

OKAY

Posted by: Lisa Pastore on May 31, 2016 - Leave a comment

Parents want their kids to be okay - as in my twenty-two year old son is biking across country this summer and I want him to be okay. Okay as in when my daughter was two and was hospitalized with a treatment-resistant infection and I want... [Read More]

Eating Disorders for the Curious

Posted by: Lisa Pastore on March 15, 2017 - Leave a comment

Several years ago I worked at Swedish/Ballard Medical Center on the Eating Disorders unit.  It was a 10 bed psychiatric unit mostly occupied by women struggling with life threatening illness of anorexia and bulimia.  It often f... [Read More]

The Art of Listening: Clients Want to be Heard

Posted by: Lisa Pastore on July 19, 2016 - Leave a comment

Before session, before settling into my slate gray upholstered arm chair, before opening my door and greeting my client, I engage in mindfulness practices that lay the foundation for listening. The kind of holistic listening that involve... [Read More]

Where are the kids?

Posted by: Lisa Pastore on October 17, 2016 - Leave a comment

Needing to get some fresh air and calm down after watching the Seahawks win a nailbitter of a game, I walked down to a local park.  It's a big park with lots of tress but also wide open spaces with ball fields. While I sat... [Read More]

The Art of Reframing

Posted by: Lisa Pastore on October 25, 2016 - Leave a comment

The Art of Reframing We all have self-limiting beliefs. Perhaps you can recognize a few of these: “I am not good enough.” “I don’t fit in.” “I’m too fat.” “I can’t get my ac... [Read More]

Minding Your Children's Digital Diet

Posted by: Lisa Pastore on November 01, 2016 - Leave a comment

The front page headline of The Seattle Times from October 21, 2016 read, “New Guidelines tell parents: Mind your kid’s digital diet.”  The article quotes findings and suggestions put out by the American Academy of... [Read More]

Affairs: Boundaries and Respect?

Posted by: Lisa Pastore on January 02, 2017 - Leave a comment

I’ve been thinking about affairs lately, seeing how devastating and destructive they are to a marriage and wondering why they happen.  I consider myself knowledgeable about some subjects like eating disorders, anxiety, depress... [Read More]

Obtaining New Counseling Clients

Posted by: Lisa Pastore on October 30, 2018 - Leave a comment

Obtaining New Counseling Clients 11 Mistakes to Avoid! I've heard that many new counselors would appreciate direction or feedback on the kinds of mistakes made by counselors that affect their ability to find new clients. &nbs... [Read More]

Litesprite's free new support tool to manage stress, anxiety and depression

Posted by: Lisa Pastore on April 30, 2016 - Leave a comment

Bryan Foster & Swatee Surve Twenty years ago, I was 14. I had an email address. I was required to take keyboarding class in high school, and “dialed up” to AOL. I used Microsoft Encarta to look up information for scho... [Read More]

OKAY

Posted by: Lisa Pastore on May 31, 2016 - Leave a comment

Parents want their kids to be okay - as in my twenty-two year old son is biking across country this summer and I want him to be okay. Okay as in when my daughter was two and was hospitalized with a treatment-resistant infection and I want... [Read More]

Eating Disorders for the Curious

Posted by: Lisa Pastore on March 15, 2017 - Leave a comment

Several years ago I worked at Swedish/Ballard Medical Center on the Eating Disorders unit.  It was a 10 bed psychiatric unit mostly occupied by women struggling with life threatening illness of anorexia and bulimia.  It often f... [Read More]

The Art of Listening: Clients Want to be Heard

Posted by: Lisa Pastore on July 19, 2016 - Leave a comment

Before session, before settling into my slate gray upholstered arm chair, before opening my door and greeting my client, I engage in mindfulness practices that lay the foundation for listening. The kind of holistic listening that involve... [Read More]

Where are the kids?

Posted by: Lisa Pastore on October 17, 2016 - Leave a comment

Needing to get some fresh air and calm down after watching the Seahawks win a nailbitter of a game, I walked down to a local park.  It's a big park with lots of tress but also wide open spaces with ball fields. While I sat... [Read More]

The Art of Reframing

Posted by: Lisa Pastore on October 25, 2016 - Leave a comment

The Art of Reframing We all have self-limiting beliefs. Perhaps you can recognize a few of these: “I am not good enough.” “I don’t fit in.” “I’m too fat.” “I can’t get my ac... [Read More]

Minding Your Children's Digital Diet

Posted by: Lisa Pastore on November 01, 2016 - Leave a comment

The front page headline of The Seattle Times from October 21, 2016 read, “New Guidelines tell parents: Mind your kid’s digital diet.”  The article quotes findings and suggestions put out by the American Academy of... [Read More]

Affairs: Boundaries and Respect?

Posted by: Lisa Pastore on January 02, 2017 - Leave a comment

I’ve been thinking about affairs lately, seeing how devastating and destructive they are to a marriage and wondering why they happen.  I consider myself knowledgeable about some subjects like eating disorders, anxiety, depress... [Read More]

Obtaining New Counseling Clients

Posted by: Lisa Pastore on October 30, 2018 - Leave a comment

Obtaining New Counseling Clients 11 Mistakes to Avoid! I've heard that many new counselors would appreciate direction or feedback on the kinds of mistakes made by counselors that affect their ability to find new clients. &nbs... [Read More]

Who is Most Qualified to Treat Sexual Problems?

Posted by: Lisa Pastore on September 08, 2017 - Leave a comment

Sexual issues are addressed by a variety of therapists, but the American Association of Sex Educators, Counselors and Therapists (AASECT)  certified sex therapists and counselors are the most qualified to effectively treat sexu... [Read More]

Litesprite's free new support tool to manage stress, anxiety and depression

Posted by: Lisa Pastore on April 30, 2016 - Leave a comment

Bryan Foster & Swatee Surve Twenty years ago, I was 14. I had an email address. I was required to take keyboarding class in high school, and “dialed up” to AOL. I used Microsoft Encarta to look up information for scho... [Read More]

OKAY

Posted by: Lisa Pastore on May 31, 2016 - Leave a comment

Parents want their kids to be okay - as in my twenty-two year old son is biking across country this summer and I want him to be okay. Okay as in when my daughter was two and was hospitalized with a treatment-resistant infection and I want... [Read More]

Eating Disorders for the Curious

Posted by: Lisa Pastore on March 15, 2017 - Leave a comment

Several years ago I worked at Swedish/Ballard Medical Center on the Eating Disorders unit.  It was a 10 bed psychiatric unit mostly occupied by women struggling with life threatening illness of anorexia and bulimia.  It often f... [Read More]

The Art of Listening: Clients Want to be Heard

Posted by: Lisa Pastore on July 19, 2016 - Leave a comment

Before session, before settling into my slate gray upholstered arm chair, before opening my door and greeting my client, I engage in mindfulness practices that lay the foundation for listening. The kind of holistic listening that involve... [Read More]

Where are the kids?

Posted by: Lisa Pastore on October 17, 2016 - Leave a comment

Needing to get some fresh air and calm down after watching the Seahawks win a nailbitter of a game, I walked down to a local park.  It's a big park with lots of tress but also wide open spaces with ball fields. While I sat... [Read More]

The Art of Reframing

Posted by: Lisa Pastore on October 25, 2016 - Leave a comment

The Art of Reframing We all have self-limiting beliefs. Perhaps you can recognize a few of these: “I am not good enough.” “I don’t fit in.” “I’m too fat.” “I can’t get my ac... [Read More]

Minding Your Children's Digital Diet

Posted by: Lisa Pastore on November 01, 2016 - Leave a comment

The front page headline of The Seattle Times from October 21, 2016 read, “New Guidelines tell parents: Mind your kid’s digital diet.”  The article quotes findings and suggestions put out by the American Academy of... [Read More]

Affairs: Boundaries and Respect?

Posted by: Lisa Pastore on January 02, 2017 - Leave a comment

I’ve been thinking about affairs lately, seeing how devastating and destructive they are to a marriage and wondering why they happen.  I consider myself knowledgeable about some subjects like eating disorders, anxiety, depress... [Read More]

Obtaining New Counseling Clients

Posted by: Lisa Pastore on October 30, 2018 - Leave a comment

Obtaining New Counseling Clients 11 Mistakes to Avoid! I've heard that many new counselors would appreciate direction or feedback on the kinds of mistakes made by counselors that affect their ability to find new clients. &nbs... [Read More]

Who is Most Qualified to Treat Sexual Problems?

Posted by: Lisa Pastore on September 08, 2017 - Leave a comment

Sexual issues are addressed by a variety of therapists, but the American Association of Sex Educators, Counselors and Therapists (AASECT)  certified sex therapists and counselors are the most qualified to effectively treat sexu... [Read More]

From Drug Addict & Alcoholic to Entrepreneur:

Posted by: Lisa Pastore on September 27, 2018 - Leave a comment

The first-ever AA meeting I went to was in prison, and I didn’t speak. I didn’t stand up, didn’t say my name, and certainly didn’t tell my story. I did one thing though - I listened. I listened to other inmates te... [Read More]

Litesprite's free new support tool to manage stress, anxiety and depression

Posted by: Lisa Pastore on April 30, 2016 - Leave a comment

Bryan Foster & Swatee Surve Twenty years ago, I was 14. I had an email address. I was required to take keyboarding class in high school, and “dialed up” to AOL. I used Microsoft Encarta to look up information for scho... [Read More]

OKAY

Posted by: Lisa Pastore on May 31, 2016 - Leave a comment

Parents want their kids to be okay - as in my twenty-two year old son is biking across country this summer and I want him to be okay. Okay as in when my daughter was two and was hospitalized with a treatment-resistant infection and I want... [Read More]

Eating Disorders for the Curious

Posted by: Lisa Pastore on March 15, 2017 - Leave a comment

Several years ago I worked at Swedish/Ballard Medical Center on the Eating Disorders unit.  It was a 10 bed psychiatric unit mostly occupied by women struggling with life threatening illness of anorexia and bulimia.  It often f... [Read More]

The Art of Listening: Clients Want to be Heard

Posted by: Lisa Pastore on July 19, 2016 - Leave a comment

Before session, before settling into my slate gray upholstered arm chair, before opening my door and greeting my client, I engage in mindfulness practices that lay the foundation for listening. The kind of holistic listening that involve... [Read More]

Where are the kids?

Posted by: Lisa Pastore on October 17, 2016 - Leave a comment

Needing to get some fresh air and calm down after watching the Seahawks win a nailbitter of a game, I walked down to a local park.  It's a big park with lots of tress but also wide open spaces with ball fields. While I sat... [Read More]

The Art of Reframing

Posted by: Lisa Pastore on October 25, 2016 - Leave a comment

The Art of Reframing We all have self-limiting beliefs. Perhaps you can recognize a few of these: “I am not good enough.” “I don’t fit in.” “I’m too fat.” “I can’t get my ac... [Read More]

Minding Your Children's Digital Diet

Posted by: Lisa Pastore on November 01, 2016 - Leave a comment

The front page headline of The Seattle Times from October 21, 2016 read, “New Guidelines tell parents: Mind your kid’s digital diet.”  The article quotes findings and suggestions put out by the American Academy of... [Read More]

Affairs: Boundaries and Respect?

Posted by: Lisa Pastore on January 02, 2017 - Leave a comment

I’ve been thinking about affairs lately, seeing how devastating and destructive they are to a marriage and wondering why they happen.  I consider myself knowledgeable about some subjects like eating disorders, anxiety, depress... [Read More]

Obtaining New Counseling Clients

Posted by: Lisa Pastore on October 30, 2018 - Leave a comment

Obtaining New Counseling Clients 11 Mistakes to Avoid! I've heard that many new counselors would appreciate direction or feedback on the kinds of mistakes made by counselors that affect their ability to find new clients. &nbs... [Read More]

Who is Most Qualified to Treat Sexual Problems?

Posted by: Lisa Pastore on September 08, 2017 - Leave a comment

Sexual issues are addressed by a variety of therapists, but the American Association of Sex Educators, Counselors and Therapists (AASECT)  certified sex therapists and counselors are the most qualified to effectively treat sexu... [Read More]

From Drug Addict & Alcoholic to Entrepreneur:

Posted by: Lisa Pastore on September 27, 2018 - Leave a comment

The first-ever AA meeting I went to was in prison, and I didn’t speak. I didn’t stand up, didn’t say my name, and certainly didn’t tell my story. I did one thing though - I listened. I listened to other inmates te... [Read More]

Family professional of the Year Award

Posted by: Lisa Pastore on October 10, 2018 - Leave a comment

Counseling Washington joins with the Washington State Bar Association to congratulate Martha Wakenshaw on her prestigious Family Professional of the Year award. The announcement was made at WSBA’s summer Family Section Midyear Conf... [Read More]

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