Hough Counseling and Assessments PLLC

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

(248) 528-0157

Moment of Pause and Reset

Posted on: May 17th, 2020

Here we are entering the third month of an unprecedented event. We have been in the lockdown due to this world wide pandemic. Once we get to the point of acceptance of our new normal, we need to be able to hope again. What can we gain from this moment of pause? We can mourn […]

April 2020

Posted on: April 6th, 2020

So here we are in the middle of a worldwide pandemic. We find ourselves experiencing an emotional stew of fear, confusion, anger, and hopelessness. We mourn as a nation and many of us have been touched personally by loss from this invisible yet felt presence of this virus. So now what do we do? Where […]

When We Fear

Posted on: March 1st, 2020

March 2020 has brought fear regarding the worldwide health crises of Corona Virus.  Our daily interactions have changed, sporting and recreational events have been cancelled or postponed, people are going to stores and purchasing items in case they are not able to leave home, and the stock market as plummeted. So here we are. What […]

Caregivers need Care Too

Posted on: February 4th, 2020

I, like many people of my generation are now finding themselves in the role as caregiver. Whether you are caring for aging parents or helping your college age children or like me, the mother of teenagers on their way to high school and helping my husband care for his mother, finding time for self-care can […]

A New Decade

Posted on: January 7th, 2020

It’s 2020! I remember being a child in the 70s thinking 2020 would have flying cars and look like something from the cartoon “The Jetsons.” I reflect on my anticipation of a great new world, the sense of awe and wonder. The ideas and imagination of a child brings a sense of expectation. We may […]

The Year in Review

Posted on: December 5th, 2019

The old saying, “What does not kill you makes you stronger,” is so very true. 2019 has been a challenging year. The final month of each year creates an opportunity for personal reflection. I entered 2019 with certain hopes and expectations. I had real plans for my year. A health crisis with my husband early […]

What is Good with You?

Posted on: November 5th, 2019

There are moments in time when we have to be mindful as to what is good in our lives. Difficult times can be distracting. Moments of strife can cloud your judgment and shift your focus so that the only thing you see is the difficult time. I often ask my patients this question, “What’s good […]

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 […]