Hough Counseling and Assessments PLLC

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Troy, Michigan 48083

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I AM My Bully

Posted on: September 12th, 2019

Have you ever taken a moment to identify your thoughts? Our thoughts can run as loops in brain. They can color our perspective and our level of optimism and confidence. I see many patients who have difficulty seeing the best in themselves. A common question I ask is what’s good about you? All too often […]

The Challenge of New

Posted on: August 7th, 2019

I have come to the revelation after 49 years old living that nothing ever remains the same. There is comfort in the familiar. Life, however, is more of a series of transitions. This time of year, we are preparing our children for the new school year. For the youngest the transition will be from the […]

Stop to Smell the Roses

Posted on: July 2nd, 2019

Life can be a mixture of highs and lows. It has been my experience that the only thing we can predict as we continue on life’s journey is that life is unpredictable. How then do we maintain balance as we are often knocked off balance? Taking time to slow down and recognize the little joys […]

Self Check

Posted on: June 17th, 2019

If you are a busy person who cares for others and balances multiple responsibilities, this blog is for you. For the past few months I have had much more responsibility than usual. My husband underwent a serious medical procedure that required him to be hospitalized for nearly a month followed up by inpatient rehab. My […]

Where Has All the Kindness Gone?

Posted on: May 7th, 2019

Where Has all the Kindness Gone? Looking at our present political and social climate I find myself asking where has the spirit of compromise, kindness and civility gone. In my nearly 49 years of living I can say I remember a time when our leaders addressed conflict with the idea of compromise as a means […]

Breaking Free of Negative Cognitions

Posted on: April 2nd, 2019

There is a saying that sometimes we can be our own worst enemy. I believe this saying is very accurate. There are messages we feed ourselves daily, sometimes it seems as if these messages are on a loop in our minds. These messages can be positive, encouraging, and motivating or they can be hurtful, self […]

The New Normal

Posted on: March 11th, 2019

There are moments in life when your world is turned up-side-down. These are the moments when what you thought was a constant, what you often take for granted, or what you just don’t notice changes in an instant. These are the moments in which you feel the wind has been knocked out of you. The […]

Changing From Within

Posted on: February 8th, 2019

Remember the classic song by Michael Jackson, “Man in the Mirror?” One line of that song has always stuck with me. “If you wanna make the world a better place, take a look at yourself and make the change.” Michael Jackson. There are many moments in my life when I am frustrated by situations, circumstances, […]

Happy New Day!

Posted on: January 5th, 2019

A new year brings hopes for the future, reflections of the past, and a resolve to change the things we deem unsatisfactory. Resolutions are great and full of good intentions, but all too often when we are not consistent in our goals or when our goals appear too big to reach, we give up in […]

Count Your Blessings

Posted on: December 5th, 2018

There are moments in life when everything seems to be going your way. You know those moment when you get the new job, your kids are doing well in school, your bills are paid, and you and your loved ones are happy and healthy. If you are anything like me rarely do all these things […]