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Mark A. Mayfield

Dr. Mark A. Mayfield has been a counselor to at-risk teens, families and couples for more than 10 years. He is the founder and CEO of Mayfield Counseling Centers in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

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5 Ways to Overcome Holiday Stress This Christmas

The holidays can be a stressful time. Here are 5 ways to overcome holiday stress this year.

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Signs of Emotional Abuse

There are distinct differences between an unhealthy exchange and verbal or emotional abuse. Married couples need to understand and recognize the differences. What are some indications of abuse?

Defining and Understanding Trauma

Not all traumatic experiences are equal, but the way the body reacts to trauma is similar in every situation. Two broad categories might be called trauma with a capital T and trauma with a small t.

When Your Spouse Struggles With Past Trauma

A spouse can bring pain, triggers and irrational responses to a marriage when he or she has experienced trauma that’s unresolved. But with love and commitment, his or her spouse can learn to help.

How to Start the Conversation With Your Kids About Suicide

Often teens struggle with putting words to their frustrations, fears, anxieties and sadness. Over time, those unprocessed feelings can lead to depression and even suicide. Is it time you had a conversation with your kids?