"Written by Christy Kane PhD, CMHC"
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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 | September 8, 2018 | 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 | August 18, 2018 | 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 | August 4, 2018 | 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 | July 31, 2018 | 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 ...

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The Heartbreaking 3 a.m. Phone Call I Received from My Son + What It Taught Me About Parenting

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

Several months ago, I received one of those phone calls most parents hope they never receive. This phone ca...

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The Conversation This Marriage Counselor Had with Her Future Son-in-Law About Sexual Intimacy (+ What All Mormons Can Learn from It)

by Christy Kane PhD, CMHC | Mormon Life

For the past 15 years, I have been involved in counseling individuals, couples, and families. In each of th...