LPC Counselor's Blog
Welcome! The blogs, stories, and news you find here are intended to inspire, educate, and stir you to be more curious about yourself, others, and the Lord.

Thank you,
John Woodruff, LPC-S, RPT
Licensed Professional Counselor
Registered Play Therapist

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Posted by john.woodruff  On Sep 18, 2019 at 9:00 AM
Here is the last installment of prayers to help you pray for your kids each day. Please feel free to share.

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Pray for Your Kid's Wise Living

Posted by john.woodruff  On Dec 11, 2018 at 8:33 AM
Here is part 2 of 3 of the prayer guide to help you pray for your kids each day. I'll be posting one more next month on wise living. Please feel free to share.

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Pray for Your Kid's Relationships

Posted by john.woodruff  On Nov 13, 2018 at 9:17 AM
How Your Teen Thinks
By Jerusha Clark

"Clark helps us better understand teen's psychology and physiology and all the perfectly natural (but exasperating) changes they’re going through. She also offers extremely practical tips for responding in ways that help and challenge teens without overwhelming them."

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Posted by john.woodruff  On Oct 30, 2018 at 9:40 AM
Enjoy a simple prayer guide to help you pray for your kids each day. I'll be posting another one next month. Be on the lookout for it or subscribe to this blog to receive a notice when something new is posted.

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Posted by john.woodruff  On Oct 22, 2018 at 2:18 PM

"The U.S. Board of Labor Statistics states that the average American parent spends less than 2 hours a day in child related activity, with mothers characteristically spending more time than fathers.
 You can do better. Play with your children. Read to them. Cook with them. Go for hikes and bike rides. Visit museums. Time together in the living room with everyone on a different device doesn’t count. But time watching the same TV show or playing the same game and — here’s the important part – having a thoughtful conversation about what’s going on does." 

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Posted by john.woodruff  On Oct 10, 2018 at 3:01 PM
Posted by john.woodruff  On Sep 12, 2016 at 1:01 PM

Screentime Is Making Kids Moody, Crazy and Lazy

by Victoria L. Dunckley, M.D



Posted by john.woodruff  On Apr 12, 2016 at 12:30 PM
Posted by john.woodruff  On Mar 31, 2016 at 10:11 AM

Stressed out?
    Overwhelmed?    Frazzled?

We all feel stressed at times, but it seems some people deal with it better than others.

• What stresses you out?
• What can you do about it?

Come and think differently about your stress and learn about a unique way to handle it day-in and day-out.

When: Tuesday, April 5th
Time: 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Where: MCA’s Library
For Whom: All Mothers
RSVP: John Woodruff by Friday, April 1st


Presenter: Teri Mills- Manuel, LPC-S, RPT-S

Counseling is my second career. Before I had children, I worked as a middle school teacher in California and Texas. As I listened to the kids' daily stories of both the good and the bad in life, I was drawn to the idea of becoming a counselor at some point in my life. Then 13 years later, as my youngest son began school, I decided it was time. I was privileged to be able to study at and work for the Center for Play Therapy at the University of North Texas, under the direction of Dr. Garry Landreth and Dr. Sue Bratton. I am now a Licensed Professional Counselor-Supervisor, Registered Play Therapist-Supervisor, and Nationally Certified Counselor.

I am always trying to grow as an individual, a wife, a mother, a friend and a daughter. In that way, I am on a similar journey as you.

Teri is a Counselor and Registered Play Therapist at the Center for Biblical Counseling, McKinney.

Posted by john.woodruff  On Mar 21, 2016 at 12:58 PM
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