Satir Family Camp

Virginia Satir was known as a Therapist with her influence in being a pioneer of family therapy. Satir is known as the ‘mother of family therapy’ and created techniques still used to this day to include role plays, sculpting, and the temperature reading. In 1977, Satir created ‘Satir Family Camp’ (SFC) which brought families togetherContinue reading “Satir Family Camp”

Who Knew Getting Pregnant was REALLY hard?

We meet again. Over a year later. Nothing has really changed… besides the fact that my body does not support another life at this time through the term ‘unexplained infertility’. Instead of peeing and testing and waiting five minutes for a negative… My month is divided up by calculated cycle days (CD) and hormone supplementsContinue reading “Who Knew Getting Pregnant was REALLY hard?”

Women’s History Month

When celebrating Women’s History Month, we at Carolina Assessment Services are striving to lift up the voices in our community. Columbia is a fantastic and ever-growing city that can provide the means for business to thrive. In honor of lifting those voices, I have compiled a few of our favorite local, women owned business toContinue reading “Women’s History Month”

Black History Month: A Mental Health Perspective

Black History Month provides us with an opportunity to recognize the contributions of African Americans to our society, while also being a time to reflect on the struggles and challenges that African Americans have faced throughout history. As therapists, at the forefront of our minds is how the history of this population has impacted theContinue reading “Black History Month: A Mental Health Perspective”

Managing Holiday Stress & Family Boundaries

It’s the Holiday season, and while full of bright decor, cozy weather, and the promise of joy, it’s very normal to feel exhausted in every way. From childhood to adulthood, the holidays become a very different experience, but that experience doesn’t have to be filled with dread. This is why we wanted to create aContinue reading “Managing Holiday Stress & Family Boundaries”

The Importance of Suicide Prevention Month

September is Suicide Awareness Month, and as a mental health agency, we understand the importance of providing access to resources for suicide prevention. These resources should not be limited to those experiencing suicidal thoughts. They should also be available to loved ones so they can learn to identify the warning signs of suicidal ideation. ThisContinue reading “The Importance of Suicide Prevention Month”

The Journey of Yoga & Wellness with Shanika Pichey

I had the privilege of conducting an interview with our new morning yoga instructor, Shanika Pichey. Shanika showcases an immense amount of passion for yoga, receiving her 200hr YTT and 500hr RYT as well as training in IASTM (Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization), Assisted Stretching, and Reiki. With Shanika joining the CAS family, I wantedContinue reading “The Journey of Yoga & Wellness with Shanika Pichey”

Three Years of Carolina Assessment Services

In honor of Carolina Assessment Service’s 3 year anniversary, we decided to reminisce the amazing journey of growth and love that has made this private practice what it is today. And what better way to do that than interview the amazing women that founded this thriving business, LaNita Jefferson and Ashley Wattington. We hope thatContinue reading “Three Years of Carolina Assessment Services”