“ I am committed to providing clients with a safe, non-judgmental environment to work through life changes and personal difficulties. With compassion and respect, I utilize an interactive approach by involving my clients in problem solving and finding solutions that best fit their needs. Although change is difficult, I believe with proper direction, support and encouragement, most people are capable of achieving purpose, balance and peace in their lives.”
-Maryclare Baird, MA, LPC, NCC
Conflict Resolution Techniques: A Commonsense Perspective
Many books, articles and online searches are full of different conflict resolution techniques and suggestions for use in marriages, in the workplace and other interpersonal relationships. Typically, these resources focus on common communication styles used during conflict, pointing out the “does and don’ts” people should be aware of.
Conflict Avoidance: Is Conflict Avoidable or Inevitable?
When we think of “conflict” or “confrontation”, many of us automatically associate a negative or uncomfortable meaning to these words. Sometimes we go to extraordinary lengths to avoid confronting someone in hopes of keeping conflict out of our lives.....
Children and Divorce: How Parents Can Help Their Children Cope
Divorce is a family matter. Typically viewed as an experience between two adults, and true, it is ultimately the couple who are divorcing; it is the children who are the powerless ones in a situation completely beyond their control.
Step-Parenting / Blended Families
Due to the increasing number of stepfamilies in these modern times, the adjustments to changing family dynamics affect a large segment of the population. Our culture generally fails to provide any kind of blueprint