Tag Archives: Mental Health Counselor

Mental health expert Lynne Shine discusses getting rid of bad habits

Lynne Shine, mental health counselor at Audubon Counseling recently appeared on Wake Up! to discuss tips on replacing bad habits with good ones. For example, let’s say someone wants to spend less and focus on saving money. In terms of spending money, set realistic goals. Don’t set overall general goals (ie. “I’m going to save […]

21st Century parenting: When should your kids date?

What is the best age to let your child go on a date? Most parents would say 30 years old is a good time for their children to start dating, but in reality, it usually happens well before that. For teenagers, “dating” doesn’t necessarily mean the boyfriend picks up the girlfriend and takes her out […]

How to stick to your 2015 Resolutions

It’s common to make goals for the new year, but it’s not as common to keep them. According to Forbes, just 8 percent of people actually achieve their new years resolutions. To help you stick to your goals in 2015, Audubon Counseling mental health counselor, Lynne Shine joined Lauren in the Winging It Buffalo Style […]

Dealing with the emotions of a cancer diagnosis

Shock, disbelief, fear, anxiety, guilt, sadness, grief, depression, anger. These are some of the common feelings the American Cancer Society says you may experience after you are diagnosed with cancer. The journey following a diagnosis can be a long struggle, but what about the rush of emotions upon initially learning the news?  In honor of […]

Reactions to the Adrian Peterson Child Abuse Case

NFL player Adrian Peterson admitted using a wooden stick (switch) to discipline his 4-year-old son. He is facing a felony charge of child abuse. The Minnesota Vikings have reconsidered their decision to allow Peterson to play and are benching him indefinitely while he goes through the legal process. Mental Health Counselor Lynne Shine of Audubon […]

What are the warning signs of depression?

With the recent passing of comedian Robin Williams, we wanted to shed some light on the topic of depression. Although depression affects people in different ways, there are many common symptoms of this illness. It’s important to be able to distinguish depression from the normal ups and downs of everyday life. According to the National […]