- “The more man meditates upon good thoughts, the better will be his world and the world at large.” — Confucius
“If you want to live a happy life, tie it to a goal, not to people or things.”– Albert Einstein
“Be where you are; otherwise, you will miss your life.” — Buddha
My name is Joline Morgan, LPC. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the State of Missouri. I have worked in the mental health field for over 20 years. My expertise is related to working with families and children that experience daily life challenges, school and home struggles, behavior problems, and attachment.
I have experience with neurodiversity which includes: Autism, Sensory Processing, ADHD, and learning disabilities. I utilize attachment therapy which includes Theraplay, to help people find their attachment style and strength while addressing behaviors, sensory needs, attunement, and establishing boundaries. I also utilize play therapy, art therapy, behavior modification, and CBT.
While working with families and children is a large portion of my service, I also help individuals and families that experience hardships from divorce, significant changes in their life, relationship struggles, and daily life stress, with may exhibit depression, anxiety, mood disorders, and anger. I help people navigate their world while finding skills to help bring peace, direction, and comfort to the path they are walking on.
My therapeutic lens is person-centered and psychodynamic, in which my clients are seen as the expert in their lives. At the same time, I assist and guide them through your understanding of their needs, rebuild your world, determine their readiness for change, and heal inner wounding.
My goal is to assist you in working towards fulfilling your fullest potential, healing inner child wounding and trauma, and regaining a new perspective on life.s
Covid 19 and Kids Is it gone or just our new normal?
Children have different reactions depending on how adults react. Fear in children can be exhibited as hyperactivity, anxiety, silliness, whining, and possibly aggression. Navigating through fear and uncertainty can be daunting for an adult.
How do we help our children in this trying time of uncertainty? How we react to the situation will help our children overcome anxiety and fear. Are we running to the grocery store and grabbing all the items we can for fear of not having enough, or are we calmly relying on our common sense? We listen to the media, social media, and anxiety. It is normal to look for items we need; safety needs are a basic instinct, and safety needs rule our lower brain functioning, so we will run- flight, fight, or freeze. At this time, people are running, fighting for essential food items and health needs like toilet paper. However, what are we telling our children?
What higher power do you believe in? During a crisis or nationwide fear, people may pull toward their higher power for support, guidance, and strength. What are we showing our children in a time like this? Where do we gain strength and comfort? What type of behaviors are we exhibiting? What are we expecting out of them?
Is it gone, or are we just learning to live with a new normal? What will it look like for our kiddos in the next 10 years? Also, what do the injections, infusions, and lack of them show us?
All good questions for thought and reflection.
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