What Exactly is Motivational Interviewing?

By LHadmin / September 30, 2021 /

This guest article was graciously contributed by Hillary Bolter, LCSW, LCAS, owner and foundering of Bolter Counseling & Consulting. In her private counseling practice, Hillary specializes in helping individuals who have PTSD, anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, individuals who have a history of substance abuse, and more. In her consulting practice she teaches helping professionals Motivational…

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Talking to Your Professors About Your Mental Health

By LHadmin / August 25, 2021 /

With the return of fall, many students are heading back to school or college. Whether in person, virtually, or in a hybrid setting, starting a new school year is often an exciting but stressful time. For students with mental health concerns, it can feel even more overwhelming.

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Coach Spotlight: Amber Burrell

By LHadmin / August 23, 2021 /

Amber is one of our superstar coaches in Charlotte, and the experience she brings to our LifeClients is unbelievable. From her wisdom as a mother, to her background as a vocational coach, and even her true-grit experiences as an obstacle course racer, she has the ability to impart invaluable knowledge, all while uplifting and empowering LifeClients from a holistic standpoint. Read our interview with Amber below to find out what makes her a stellar coach and mentor.

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Coach Spotlight: Trey Crispin

By LHadmin / August 3, 2021 /

Trey Crispin is a gentle giant!  He is soft spoken and approaches our LifeClients with tenderness and compassion.  His excellent reflective listening and motivational interviewing skills allow him to act as a mirror for our LifeClients. You will often hear him saying, “so what I hear you saying is….”.  He cares greatly about others and…

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Adulting 101: What to Know About Becoming a Responsible Adult

By LHadmin / August 2, 2021 /

With adulthood comes many joys and opportunities for growth, but also lots of challenges. While adulting can be downright scary at times, it’s important to remember that we’re not alone in all this. Many of us struggle at one time or another, and support services are available to help us make it through as we transition into adulthood.

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Remote Sessions: Travel Doesn’t Have to Mean a Lapse in Care

By LHadmin / July 1, 2021 /

LifeTutors understands that real life means travel plans, family get-togethers, and all sorts of other adventures. Now that it is officially summer, our young adult LifeClients are heading home to visit family and taking trips to reconnect with friends. Our LifeClients are on the move and we see this as positive momentum towards reaching their…

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Coach Spotlight: Becks Logan

By LHadmin / May 29, 2021 /

We know that our LifeTutors are the driving force behind our organization, as they are the people on the ground, supporting our LifeClients. All of our LifeTutors bring unique skillsets and talents to the table. Each one is so integral to the overall function of our team. We love to brag on our own, so…

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Mental Health Awareness: Demystifying Mental Health Concerns

By LifeTutors / May 21, 2021 /

Today, many individuals who are negatively impacted by mental health concerns, such as depression, anxiety and other common conditions, all too often avoid seeking treatment and support because of the continued associated stigma. This is one of the most profound and greatest tragedies of our time. But there is hope…

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Motivational Interviewing: Asking for Permission- Hillary Bolter of Bolter Consulting

By LifeTutors / April 26, 2021 /

Sometimes I forget that I can’t make other people change. But I do know that when I forget that I don’t have the power to make other people change, I actually make it harder for them to change. Why?  Because when I forget that I can’t make other people change, I fall into persuading, convincing, information giving, pleading, & arguing for the change.…

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The Common Thread

By LifeTutors / March 25, 2021 /

Over the past year and a half at LifeTutors, I have worked with numerous families whose young adult children are seeking support in their lives. Whether they be male or female, neurotypical or atypical, 18 or 30, one factor has remained consistent for all of our LifeClients: they have completed treatment in at least one…

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