Hough Counseling and Assessments PLLC

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Troy, Michigan 48083

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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 […]

Celebration of Independence

Posted on: July 9th, 2021

A few days ago the nation celebrated Independence Day. This day represents the freedom of expression, freedom of choice and pursuit of happiness. We hold these principles as a founding vision for the ideas of our country. It is important to identify these values as relevant to all. We who believe in these principles must […]

Pulling the Weeds

Posted on: June 2nd, 2021

I am not in any way considered a master gardener. I do enjoy planting flowers every spring and taking in the beauty in the summer. As I was out this weekend preparing my flower beds I began to remember how much work was involved with this process. There is a lot of digging. There is […]

Be Patient

Posted on: April 11th, 2021

Two of the most frustrating words to hear in the middle of difficulty are, “Be patient.” I, like every living creature, do not like to wait.  Over time we learn anything worth having requires patience. Life circumstances requires patience for personal goals, other people and ourselves.  We often view the time of waiting as wasted […]

A Moment of Pause

Posted on: March 5th, 2021

“Ask yourself: Where am I? Answer:  Here Ask yourself: What time is it? Answer: Now. Say it until you can hear it.” – Ram Dass In therapy we explore the idea of mindfulness. The concept of mindfulness is the state of open attention to the present. The process of observing personal thoughts, feelings and body sensations […]

Making Connections

Posted on: February 23rd, 2021

The other day I was in the grocery store and as I passed by other masked shoppers in the aisle it occurred to me that in our quest for safety during this pandemic we are losing our sense of connection. Simple gestures such as a smile from a stranger, a quick conversation about some small […]

Becoming Your Own Cheerleader

Posted on: January 2nd, 2021

We have come into 2021 after one of the most difficult years in our lifetime. The pandemic of 2020 brought many challenges. We have had to struggle with the effects of the emotional anguish of grief, economic uncertainty and isolation. As we begin to recognize that so many things are out of our control, we […]

Stay Encouraged

Posted on: December 7th, 2020

Here we are in the last month of what we all can agree has been one of the most challenging years in our world’s history. As a therapist I must admit it has been a challenge to encourage others through the effects of fear, isolation, and frustration that this pandemic has brought. I struggle with […]

How to Move Beyond the Hate

Posted on: November 9th, 2020

The 2020 United States Presidential election has been symbolic of the confusion and chaos that has been 2020. It is now the 4th day after voting day. There has been no declaration of a winner as yet. There is clear division and confusion throughout the country. The anxiety is palpable. There are people including the […]