April 2012 Newsletter – Welcome Christina Lachner!

Happy spring!!!

I am getting outside more and have been biking/walking. My sisters and I biked to Campbellsport (love the bike trail!) and back a few weekends ago and had a great time. People are commenting on how “tan” I am. I feel embarrassed, because with a family history of melanoma, I shouldn’t be tan at all!! But it’s from getting outside more often. Prom is coming up and we are doing dress shopping; we picked one out, but the dresses are sure different now from when I was a teen! At the end of April I will be going to NYC to see my oldest child for a visit- I miss him so much, and we need some son-mom time. Christina Lachner has joined our clinic, and we are so happy to have her on board! I have included her bio in this newsletter. She sees children, teens and adults. Included is our research update, which informs us that feeding babies on demand may raise their IQ, fast food is linked to depression, and helicopter moms are interfering with dating! Enjoy the longer days! Devona Marshall Clinic Director

Christina Lachner has joined our staff! She will be seeing children and adults, and will be under the direct supervision of Deb Graf MS LPC.

Here is her profile:

“I want to help you get past those little hiccups in life and move forward towards your future successes!”

Life can be challenging at times. Those challenging moments can make us feel as though they have taken over our lives. I would like to help you learn how to move thru those moments and own them. Counseling can help you learn and grow from your experiences.

She offers children, adolescents, and adults help in a supportive and encouraging atmosphere.

Christina’s specialties and interests include:

  • Children/adolescent behavioral & emotional issues
  • Anxiety/panic
  • Self esteem
  • Depression
  • Adjustment/life transitions

Christina has a Master’s Degree in Counseling from Concordia University in Wisconsin. She has experience working with people that have developmental disabilities, as well as in the mental health field.


Research News:

Helicopter moms hover over kids’ romantic lives
April 2, 2012, ABC News
Psychologists say more parents are telling kids how to talk to their paramours, what to wear and even suggesting double dates — with them.

Fast food linked to depression
April 1, 2012, Psych Central

Study reveals that consumers of fast food are 51 percent more likely to develop depression than minimal or non-consumers.

Feeding babies on demand may increase their IQ
March 19, 2012, Fox News

Using data from more than 10,000 children, researchers found that demand-fed babies scored four to five points higher on IQ tests at age eight.

Blog Archive:

What am I hungry for?

Looking within ourselves is the only way we know what we hunger for. So what do I hunger for? Quiet time (no electronic stimulation), country living, family walks and meals, connections to a few people, and adventure! My answers have changed through the years and will continue to change as I get older and wiser. None of the things I hunger for can come for a magazine or a commercial, and they are unique to me and how I express life.

So when you ask yourself this question, do not look outside of you! Authentic answers can only come from within.