Hough Counseling and Assessments PLLC

675 E. Big Beaver, Suite 101
Troy, Michigan 48083

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This Is Only a Chapter

Posted on: May 27th, 2022

Life has many ups and downs. Often, the difficult moments can eclipse our perspective and prevent us from viewing life from a full perspective. With a full perspective we understand that the difficult moments will pass no matter how long the chapter. My 15-year-old son said the past is history and tomorrow is a mystery […]

The Adventure of the Unknown

Posted on: May 19th, 2022

Don’t fear failure so much that you refuse to try new things. The saddest summary of a life contains three descriptions: could have, might have, and should have.” — Louis E. Boone “Never be afraid to try something new. Remember, amateurs built the ark; professionals built the Titanic.” — Unknown I speak with many people in therapy that […]

Be Resilient as a Bird

Posted on: April 27th, 2022

I speak to many people in therapy who have become disheartened because of life’s difficulties. Anyone who has lived long enough knows that the storms of life can often knock the wind out of you. Life will have challenges but the sign of a healthy perspective is the ability to be resilient in the challenge. […]

Be Resilient as a Bird

Posted on: March 7th, 2022

I speak to many people in therapy who have become disheartened because of life’s difficulties. Anyone who has lived long enough knows that the storms of life can often knock the wind out of you. Life will have challenges but the sign of a healthy perspective is the ability to be resilient in the challenge. […]

Worry Less and Refocus

Posted on: January 10th, 2022

As we are continuing our lives through a global pandemic, it is easy to feel disheartened. Worry becomes a constant bully to rob us of any level of peace in the midst of difficulty. We often hold the misconception that worry is a vehicle for change.  Challenges will come. Life will happen. Worry drains us […]

Hope Moves Mountains

Posted on: December 8th, 2021

We are living in very difficult times. Turn on the news there is a constant stream of devastation, anger, and the worst of human behavior. Difficult times are not new to human experience. History has shown us that every challenge must be met with resolve. This resolve for something better is fueled by hope. This […]

Moving Forward Without Regret

Posted on: November 9th, 2021

The longer you live the more you will have experiences of joy for the great experiences in life and some regret regarding results and consequences that are out of our control. We can regret missed opportunities and bad decision. We can regret words and actions produced out of anger. All too often our regrets take […]

Embracing Change

Posted on: October 12th, 2021

Starting a new journey can be both exciting and a little scary. Many people find comfort in familiarity. I propose that the comfort in the familiar often is a mechanism that prevents the necessary evolution of growth. The challenge is the idea of letting go of the unknown. The idea that the unknown will automatically […]

Don’t Despise the Process

Posted on: September 13th, 2021

I recently underwent a medical procedure that forced me to slow down my regular lifestyle significantly. I have struggled not only with the healing process but with not being able to do what I normally am able to do.  I have learned during this time that this process requires patience and this time of patience […]

Finding Your Spark

Posted on: August 6th, 2021

A few months ago Disney came out with a movie entitled ‘Soul.” Without spoiling the plot, the main theme of the movie was about finding the thing in life that gives us purpose. I always took for granted that people understood they have purpose in life.  Over the years as I have spoken to many […]