"Written by Christy Kane PhD, CMHC"
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Family Counselor: How Parents Can Avoid the Destructive Messages We May Be Sending Our Children Without Realizing It

by Christy Kane PhD, CMHC | March 23, 2019 | Makes You Think Mormon Life

The other day I was in a grocery store when I noticed a small child giving his mother a run for her money. ...

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7 Ways We Can Better Love and Welcome God's LGBTQ Children

by Christy Kane PhD, CMHC | February 9, 2019 | Makes You Think Mormon Life

The older I get the more I realize life is an interesting journey. It is a journey that will consistently a...

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Why Teaching Morality Isn’t Enough: How to Teach Children Healthy Sexuality

by Christy Kane PhD, CMHC | January 12, 2019 | Makes You Think Mormon Life

Often, in my field of mental health counseling, I am asked by parents, “How do I teach my children about se...

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When the Holidays Don't Bring Cheer: Family Counselor on How Individuals and Loved Ones Can Manage Mental Illness at Christmas

by Christy Kane PhD, CMHC | December 15, 2018 | Makes You Think Mormon Life

For many people the Christmas season is exciting and enjoyable as individuals engage in the hustle and bust...

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When Members Feel They Don't Belong at Church: Family Counselor Shares Powerful Insights on Embracing One Another

by Christy Kane PhD, CMHC | November 10, 2018 | Makes You Think Mormon Life

Through my association in the Church and also in my clinical office, I have had many individuals confidenti...

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Family Counselor: When Latter-day Saints Should Seek Professional Help and Counseling Outside Church Leaders

by Christy Kane PhD, CMHC | November 6, 2018 | Makes You Think Mormon Life

Oftentimes, as a practicing mental health professional, I am asked: when should a person see a clinical pro...

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Silent Suffering: Family Counselor Shares Powerful Message for Those with Mental or Chronic Illness and Their Families

by Christy Kane PhD, CMHC | Makes You Think Mormon Life

A few years ago I took up cycling, which I love. On one of my morning rides down the Provo trail, I found m...

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Family Counselor: How to Allow Your Children to Have Agency, Especially When They Choose a Different Path

by Christy Kane PhD, CMHC | Makes You Think Mormon Life

I remember many years ago, long before I had children, attending a religious lecture by a prominent religio...

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Family Counselor Shares Honest Conversation About Divorce in the Church: "I Feel More Unwanted and Unneeded Than Ever"

by Christy Kane PhD, CMHC | Makes You Think Mormon Life

Several years ago, I decided to leave the banking executive world to pursue a career as a mental health pro...

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Family Counselor: How We Can Use the Atonement to Build Trust with Youth and Create Life-Changing Conversations

by Christy Kane PhD, CMHC | Makes You Think Mormon Life

A few days ago, a beautiful young person met with me in my office. As we talked, this youth shared with me ...