Articles

Below are some useful articles written by past & present employees.

We’re Back to School! Now What?

Tuesday, July 27th, 2021

Article by:  Jody Pierce, LCSW Pennock Center for Counseling has had an exciting partnership with 27J Schools this year in providing support classes for parents and students to help with the transition back to school. There are many potential challenges that accompany this transition. Children have been home for the summer with free time and […]

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Transitioning Into the “New Normal”

Tuesday, June 22nd, 2021

Article by Jody Pierce, LCSW With things opening back up after months of restrictions we are beginning to wonder, what is normal? Whether you are excited about getting back to past activities or hesitant to return to the things you once did, it’s important to take care of yourself and your mental health. The CDC […]

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Are You Ready to Start Counseling?

Tuesday, June 22nd, 2021

Article by Laura A. Gutierrez, LPC Anyone at any given moment in their lives can benefit from counseling services. There is a misconception that counseling is only for people who struggle with severe mental health issues. The truth is, every human being on this planet has a built-in drive towards personal growth and self-actualization. People […]

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Hope: The Wind Beneath Our Wings

Thursday, December 10th, 2020

Article by Laura Gutierrez, LPC Moving forward into this new year our most powerful allies are hope and faith. They are key ingredients to resilient living, and both are critical in helping us get through tough times. Hope is the wind beneath our wings that carries us forward through the hard times until we land […]

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Happy Holidays from Pennock Center!

Thursday, November 19th, 2020
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The Holidays & COVID-19

Tuesday, October 13th, 2020

Article by:  Lauren Cloud, LMFT “It’s the most wonderful time of the year!” …under normal circumstances. Many of us are sitting with very strong, uncomfortable feelings about the holidays due to the pandemic. Many of us will not be able to see our families or engage in our usual rituals. While we are all still […]

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Power Struggles and Parenting

Tuesday, September 29th, 2020

Article by Laura Gutierrez, MA Power struggles occur when grown-ups inappropriately attempt to control children or when children seek control beyond their age and ability. What you probably do not know is that the need for power and attention are both universal and wired into our biological makeup from birth. Your children have an attention bucket and power bucket that needs to be filled out daily in positive age […]

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What’s Therapy Anyway?

Thursday, August 27th, 2020

Article by Jody Pierce, LCSW Many people we see at Pennock Center have never experienced therapy before. Sometimes people think that therapy is only for the seriously mentally ill or that seeking it means they are weak. It is actually the opposite of this. People who engage in therapy are using a valuable resource to […]

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The Beauty of Existentialism

Thursday, July 23rd, 2020

Existentialism is a philosophy that emphasizes individual existence, freedom, and choice. It is the view that humans define their own meaning in life and try to make rational decisions despite existing in an irrational universe. “The nature of discovering meaning in the midst of everyday life, as well as in absurd and tragic events, is […]

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Summer Blues and Changing How We Think About Independence

Wednesday, June 3rd, 2020

Independence Day is upon us and we are entering the heart of summer. However, we are still very much in the midst of a pandemic. This means that many of us are left grieving what COVID is taking from us during the short, sweet Colorado summer. What is normally a time to have fun, explore, […]

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