May 22, 2017

     Becoming a parent can be the most rewarding and wonderful thing to happen to a person. It is, without a doubt, life-changing. But sometimes, life-changing doesn’t always end up with all positive feelings.

     “So do not worry about to...

May 17, 2017

Welcoming Jeni Everts to the Hartford Counseling group!

Jeni is a graduate of the UW-Oshkosh and has been working extensively with children who are managing autism disorders. She hails from the Milwaukee area and is dedicated to helping the families and children of Sout...

February 19, 2017

Another Dimension

   Living in a society when you have a different way of seeing the world is never easy. Thus is the situation for people with challenges on the autism spectrum or the area of the schizoaffective disorder. Those with such situations tend to suffer, due...

August 20, 2016

     The children pictured here have the advantage of a tremendous father. Dads matter. They matter more than most of us realize. Time and time again, I counsel adults who have been deprived the benefit of a kind and loving father. What makes children happy, confident...

July 25, 2016

Synapse Paring

Have you ever wondered why you can’t remember your high school algebra? Have you been astonished at how much of that junior year Spanish you can’t recall?

Don’t be surprised. If you don’t use it, you lose it. That’s how the brain protects itself from over...

July 18, 2016

Just an update that the paperwork went in for processing yesterday to establish the non-profit organization. It will be the umbrella for this counseling service and hoped-for programs to help people. We're calling it The Matthew Project, Inc., after the passage in the...

One of the most common questions I hear as a therapist is, "Why do I keep procrastinating when I know it causes me so much anxiety?" You know what you need to do, but you don't do it, or you wait until the last minute. And, time and again, the pattern repeats itself. Y...

June 19, 2016

Let’s talk about counseling sessions.

People resist counseling because of a variety of reasons.

  • They fear it won’t work

  • They don’t want to admit to somebody they have a problem

  • They fear embarrassment

  • They feel they are exposing a weakness or flaw to a...

June 11, 2016

One of my clients, a middle-aged African-American fellow, suffering from anxiety and depression, had a long conversation with me about why so many people of color struggle so much in life. He has been researching past achievements of black men and has found that many g...

June 3, 2016




     When teens feel sad, distressed, anxious, or confused, the emotions may be so extreme they lead to acts of self-injury (also called cutting, self-mutilation, or self-harm). Most teens that inflict injury on themselves do so because they are experiencing stress...

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