Author: Darcy Thiel

Darcy Thiel, MA is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in NY State. She earned her Master’s Degree in Clinical Psychology from Wheaton College in Wheaton, IL. Ms. Thiel has been a couple and family therapist in West Seneca, New York since the mid-1990’s. Ms. Thiel is currently an adjunct professor at Medaille College in Buffalo, NY. She is also an accomplished speaker and presenter on various topics throughout the Western NY area. She is the proud author of Bitter and Sweet: A Family’s Journey with Cancer, the prequel to Life After Death, on This Side of Heaven. To learn more about Ms. Thiel and other exciting books from Baby Coop Publishing, LLC, visit her website at or  Copyright Help for Healing by Darcy Thiel © 2012-2016. All rights reserved.


Sad young woman

Good Grief

Posted by Darcy Thiel

My clients teach me more about life and human relationships than I ever teach them. It’s been a week with […]


Talking with Dad

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My dad moved into assisted living this week. On move-in day, we had finished all the paperwork, but the moving truck […]


Scar Tissue

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Today I went to see my very much-loved doctor, Grace. My sister is in town this week, so she went […]

Uncertain mature woman

At 50

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I can’t believe at age 50 I feel like I’m back to square one. I know I’m not alone in […]

Depressed woman

Same Old

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Hate to be negative, but I write best when I write about what is genuine inside of me. Unfortunately, for […]

Whining woman


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A week and a half ago I hit my elbow. I remember that I did it and yelled  because it […]



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I’ve noticed that people fit into categories. Take waiters, for instance. There are those who don’t do their job. They […]


Running Amok

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Scott, my therapist, talks about “the perfect storm” that I seem to find myself in often. You know the kind. […]

gaining weight, help on scale

Weight Management

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If you’ve known me for a while, you know I’ve struggled with my weight most of my life. I look […]

Keep Trying

White Magic

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I’ve been reading a book that has been challenging me. The challenge has been that it is a book that […]

Patient and daughter

Care Calendar

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There ought to be a name for people who are elderly, but not in need of a nursing home. My […]

mature couple intimacy

As It Should Be

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If you have followed my blog over the last couple of years, it is no secret that I find dating […]



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Four years ago when I started writing, my friend told me I had to get on social media. I didn’t […]



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Almost every time I speak, something happens that I think, “Ah, that is the reason I was here today.” I […]