Articles by OTCC Staff

  • Cultivating a Resilient Child June 7, 2019

    by Lisa Green, LMFT
    Resilience is a bit of a buzz word in the mental health community these days, and perhaps also in the worker community, but for good reason. Resilience is seen as the ability to recover from challenges, to bounce back in the face of stress and adversity- so it’s no wonder we’ve ...

  • Take Time to be Healed January 8, 2019

    by Linda Parker, LMFT

    It was just a deeper-than-normal step off the sidewalk curb, and I went down in a flash, hearing the “crack” that made my spirits plunge. A trip to the emergency room confirmed the unhappy results of a broken ankle with a cast and crutches my fate for perhaps the next 6 weeks. ...

  • Sexual Struggles on the Field November 8, 2018

    by Amber Goodloe, LPC

    Many of us know or have heard that “pornography is a problem” and “people today struggle in sexual areas,” but I wonder how often these statements are applied to “them:” the non-believer, the younger generation, men, adults, weak people, those who were abused as children, gross people – and I’m sure the ...

  • Don’t Let Anxiety Control Your Life September 10, 2018

    by John Leverington LMFT, LPC, LMSW
    Everyone experiences anxiety from time to time. One type of anxiety is a feeling of apprehension, fear, agitation, or uncertainty in response to a specific known or anticipated threat or danger.

  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome September 10, 2018

    by John Leverington, LPC, LMFT, LMSW
    Yes, chronic fatigue is a real, but the vast majority of people do not recognize it and do not take the steps needed to deal with it before it becomes even more difficult to recover.

  • If it’s LOVE You Want… July 24, 2018

    by Linda Parker, LMFT
    It was a few days before New Years and my Turkish friends, a group of lively retirees, invited me to speak in their English class. When I asked the question, “What would you like 2018 to bring to your life?” it was no surprise, that here, as in most of the ...

  • The Expose of Suffering May 22, 2018

    by Linda Parker, LMFT
    The experience of suffering, either our own or that of someone we love, exposes us. We suddenly see and are sometimes shocked by the attitudes and beliefs that we didn’t know we had until that experience.

  • Helping Children Heal May 22, 2018

    by Corrine Gnepf, LPCA, NCC
    One of the deepest desires of parents, teachers, caretakers, and anyone who loves children is to protect them from the dangers and hardships of this world. We want children to enjoy just being children, worry free, and to feel safe and taken care of.

  • Women – Thriving, Not Just Surviving June 28, 2017

    by Rebecca Leverington LPC, LMFT, LMSW
    Living on the field has unique spiritual, emotional, physical, and safety challenges that most of us as women have not experienced previously in our home cultures. Understanding and actively building in key aspects that help us thrive, rather than just survive, these challenges also decrease the likelihood ...

  • Supporting Your TCK May 27, 2017

    by Lisa Green, LMFT
    When thinking of the worker and expat community in which many of us live, we often think of the men and women that have picked up and moved from a place that is familiar, comfortable, and “home,” to a place that is decidedly less familiar, less comfortable, and takes a long ...

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