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 Tips for Keeping Your New Year's Resolution!  

 "Setting small attainable goals throughout the year, instead of a singular, overwhelming goal on January 1 can help you reach whatever it is you strive for," says psychologist Lynn Bufka, PhD. 
"Remember it is not the extent of the change that matters, but rather the act of recognizing that lifestyle change is important and working toward it, one step at a time."

 

Here are some steps for helping you keep your New Year's Resolution:
  • Start Small  (For example, start a gradual exercise program or start making health food choices)
  • Change One Behavior at a Time
  • Get Support (join a class/group, find a partner and don't be afraid to ask for help)
  • Don't Beat Yourself Up (No one's perfect.  If you ate a brownie for lunch don't binge all day.  If your car got a scratch, you wouldn't just go put a bunch of dents in it would you?)
Remember, behaviors develop over time, thus changing or replacing them requires time.

Making your New Year's resolution stick (2014).  Retrieved January 2, 2014 from www.apa.org/helpcenter/resolution.aspx

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We provide high quality, faith-integrative, affordable counseling for individuals, couples and families in 18 locations in Seattle, Bellevue and the Eastside, South King County, Pierce and Kitsap Counties. Each of our therapists has a master's or doctoral degree. They represent a variety of mental health disciplines and are licensed by the State of Washington. All Samaritan therapists identify themselves as Christian.

Samaritan welcomes people of all faiths, backgrounds and lifestyles. We believe that healing occurs on multiple levels--mind, body, spirit and soul--and are always willing to consider with our clients the spiritual as well as psychological aspects of healing and growth. We seek to make our services as affordable as possible. We accept a number of insurance plans and, when the income of our clients is limited, we offer fee assistance to the extent our resources allow.

In addition to counseling, we offer mediation services, consultation and education. This includes professional education for therapists, consultation with clergy and congregations, and workshops, seminars and classes for church congregations and community organizations. We first opened our doors in 1960 as Presbyterian Counseling Service. Our accreditation is through the Samaritan Institute which was established in 1972 and oversees more than 80 professional counseling centers in the U.S. and Tokyo, Japan.

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