Hough Counseling and Assessments PLLC

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Troy, Michigan 48083

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Inevitability of Change

Posted on: September 6th, 2022

Change is a necessary part of growth.  Life is about experiences and making meaning out of all we encounter. As the season changes from summer to fall we reflect upon the warm memories of summer and wait with great anticipation for what fall will bring. Change can create a certain amount of anxiety. The fear […]

The Gift of Waiting

Posted on: August 8th, 2022

The saying that patience is a virtue was always odd to me in my younger years. Really, what’s virtuous about waiting for the thing that you are convinced is yours. Whether it is a new job, a relationship change, a transition of any kind, waiting can feel like the worst torture. But what if the […]

The Flowers and the Weeds

Posted on: July 8th, 2022

As I was out gardening last weekend. I came across a large plant in my backyard flower bed. I had neglected this area for some time because I had been so busy. I began pulling the weeds and digging the soil in preparation for planting and mulch. My eye would continually go to this odd-looking […]

This Is Only a Chapter

Posted on: June 8th, 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 […]