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 Ponderosa Sky Dalmatians at Ponderosa Sky Counseling

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GCH Monumental Always the Rockstar at Ponderosa Sky!

 Cash!



Many thanks to Tana F. and B. Rugg, as well as Robert C. and Pamela Fisher for their work in breeding our adorable “Cash” and the Rugg family for allowing us to have this liver-factored stud dog born 09/23/2014.  He is multiple group placing GCH Monumental Always the Rockstar at Ponderosa Sky, who is co-owned by Tana Rugg at Monumental Dalmatians and Linda Daly at Ponderosa Sky Dalmatians.  Cash’s sire “Storm,” group placing GCH Rockstar’s Cold Play CGC ATD was sired by GCH Spotlight Storm Chaser, #1 stud dog in 2012 (GCH Spotlights Ruffian #1 Dal in 2011 and 2012 and 2013 National Specialty Best of Breed) and whelped by “Scandal,” GCH Rockstar’s Whole Lotta Trouble CGC ATD ROM (GCH Mt Bryton’s Covert Operator {sired by CH Aberdeen’s Sawyer Brown ROMX} x National Specialty BIS GCH Snow Hill’s Fireflies at Rockstar CD CGC ROMX ATD).  Cash’s Dam “Joie” GCH Monumental Highly Resembles a Rockstar CD BN RN TD CA THDN CGC TD [L] was sired by “Slade,” BISS GCH Rockstar’s Reconsider Me ROMX ATD [L] and whelped by “Sadie,” CT GCH Monumental Ravenwd Smart Choice CD RE.  Cash’s dam Joie was lost this year and his sire Storm in 2019, both too early and will always be known as beautiful, talented and family-oriented Dals, who are missed by all who knew them.

         CH Monumental Always Up to Something

          Lily

Monumental Dalmatians also blessed the Daly family, by allowing us to have Cash’s littermate “Lily,” Ch Always Up to Something CGCA, BCAT, CAX in 2015.  She was in top 20 FCAT runs in 2017 and 2018.  Lily loves to run and is a darling uni girl. 

             Mandoline

                                                                 

          Dakota Snowood Secret Wish

Ponderosa Sky Show Dals can also not say enough thanks to Kristine Benoit, Meg Hennessey & Deborah Smith for breeding and allowing Ponderosa Sky Show Dals to co-own with Kristine Benoit our beautiful liver-factored “Mandoline,” Dakota Snowood Secret Wish, DOB 11/01/2021, sired by 2018 #1 Dalmatian and All Breed, MBISS MBIS GCH Dakota Into the Woods ROM (GCHS Multi BISS Enchanted Hart Down N Dirty ROMX [L] x GCH Dakota’s The Closer).   Mandoline’s dam is CH Snowood Dakota When You Wish Upon a Star [L] (Ch Highland’s Flying High Again X CH Dakota’s Breaking Dawn at Snowood ROMX).   Note both the sire and dam of Mandoline go back to the famed CH Aberdeen’s Sawyer Brown ROMX, bred by Denise Powell and Sonja Jones, and owned by John and Kristine Benoit at Dakota Dalmatians.   Ponderosa Sky Dalmatian’s previous pet dogs, Aberdeen’s Apache Tears and Aberdeen’s Francesca Blues were a 2000 son and 2002 granddaughter of CH Aberdeen’s Sawyer Brown ROMX.   Our Mandoline is also a namesake of Aberdeen’s Lady Mandoline, who was Aberdeen’s Apache’s Tears and Aberdeen’s Francesca Blues’ dam.  We treasure this heritage, along with all the well-known Dals in the lines of Mandoline, Cash and Lily, as well as the achievements of littermate, Tana F. Rugg’s multiple group placing GCHS Monumental It’s Always Better With Chocolate RN RI TD CA DCAT THD CGC TKI ADT, #8 NOHS & # 4 BCAT 2017 and her 2018 offspring sired by 2018 #1 Dalmatian and All Breed, MBIS MBIS GCHP Dakota Into the Woods ROM.  This offspring includes multiple group placing dogs “Roisin,” GCHB Monumental’s Shenanigan RI DCAT TKA THDN ATD [L} and littermate “Cooper” GCHB Monumental’s Oh Danny Boy!   


Contact Information:  Linda & Stephen Daly, 719-338-0488,

Ponderosa Sky Dalmatians 

lindadaly@ponderosaskydalmatians.com, 4230 Timber Lane, Colorado Springs, CO 80908.

No puppies are planed at this time but check back in a year or two!  We are going to have a blast showing our Dals meanwhile!

I am a descendant of the Elliot clan through my paternal grandmother and and am having fun with my Scottish heritage through my Dals!

See us at the 2021 Dalmation National and the Specialties in Estes Park and Greeley this year, along with the Arapahoe Dog Show in Aurora and the Colorado Springs Kennel Club!   Check the Dalmatian Club of America website for more information on the National and Specialities and the Foy Trent and Onofrio Dog Show Websites for other shows!

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Ponderosa Sky Artworks

 

Horses to Love!

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BE PATIENT TOWARDS ALL THAT IS UNSOLVED IN OUR HEART AND TRY TO LOVE THE QUESTIONS THEMSELVES.

Rainer Maria Rilke

 
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Find your true potential and passion in the dark depths amid infinitesimal light sparks with persistent curiosity and positive inquiry. 

                 Inspired by Carl Jung's writing on the unconscious, IFS notions of many parts to the Self and Carl Roger's person-centered work.

 
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A BIT ABOUT THERAPY AND ME

​IFS trainer Carol Graybeal suggests loving the questions as you ask things like: 

What is wrong with me? 

Why does no one like me?

Will my life ever get better?

Will I ever get over this problem? 

Why can't I do better?

I hope to help you explore these questions with compassion and confidence, rather than judgment to help you move forward with positive psychological inquiry.  

Spiritual inquiry, in conjunction with psychological inquiry, helps connect us to our deepest Self, which is integral in self-corrective healing.   Sprirtual inquiry such as religious leaders throughout the world consider, may lead to such questions as: why are we here, what is the meaning of life, how do I understand death, how can I become more awake, what is compassion – what are your questions?

An old saying is that the outside of a horse is good for the inside of a man.  It is a saying containing wisdom, warmth and mutuality.  Similarly, facing the wilderness of the unknown with support, helps to hold hope with balance and strength.

Note my dogs would love to help support your with love and my horses, like my dogs, adore attention and are always eager to be a partner.   I use the natural horsemanship principles of Pat Parelli to build confidence in both the horse and human and positive dog psychology.

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See my invitation on the next page and coming social media invitations for a blog, free workshops and fee-for-service groups!!  Call me at 719-338-0488. Email:  

psychologyworkspsc@mail.com; or ponderosaskycounseling@gmail.com

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I am recognized as a sandplay practitioner, registered play therapist and board certified clinical social worker.  I am also certified in Love and Logic Parenting.  

I have competency as an integrative therapist using neurodevelopmental considerations to address attachment, trauma and life changes such as aging, military life, grief, illness, abuse, assault, mood Issues, attention and/or behavior with a range of expressive, experiential and mindfulness approaches. 


I always begin where you are at using person-centered therapy and integrate other approaches, as we get to know one another and decide more specific directions that you may be interested in and seem like a good fit.

My focus is on those from all walks of life, sexual orientations, races and countries, along with meeting your needs and/or those of your children, and/or partner or other family members.


I have masters and bachelors' degrees in social work from the University of Denver and Kansas respectively; a bachelor's degree in painting and creative writing from Mills College; and a master's degree in American literature from Colorado State University, where my thesis was on character development  using Jungian psychology. 

I have a wealth of experience with over 20 years in adoptions and additional work history in trauma settings, hospitals, schools and on Ft. Carson. 


Beginning in 2012 I began working in community mental health, as a Generalist  and Medicare Specialist at AspenPointe, seeing Children, Adolescents, Adults & Seniors. 


Since 2017 until May 13, 2021, I have been an Early Child Specialist and Generalist at a community mental health center in the greater Denver area, All Health Network, where I have been paneled with nearly all major health insurance companies in Colorado.


Generalist means that I also have experience and qualifications to see people of all ages and presenting difficulties in a mental health outpatient setting.

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Linda Daly MSW, MA, LCSW, ACSW, RPT, SP

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HAPPINESS MATTERS!

PSYCHOLOGY WORKS!!

PONDEROSA SKY COUNSELING LLC

GROUPS, WORKSHOPS, INDIVIDUAL THERAPY, FAMILY THERAPY, COUPLE THERAPY

TELEHEALTH SERVICES & FACE-TO-FACE


  BLOG, FORUM & WORKPAGES

Psychology Works!'s PSC Groups!!

Contact me if interested and we will start an ongoing group for 6 people either in person or online, depending on majority vote.

Anxiety, Anger & Positive Emotions.

Anxiety, Anger & Positive Emotions Group. Boys and Girls aged 9-12 on Wednesday afternoons from 4:00 pm to 5:30 PM Fall 2021. 

Mood Management for Adults

Ongoing Adult Drop-in Group from 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM on Wednesdays integrating person-centered therapy, mindfulness and expressive arts.

Happiness Matters! Psychology Works! PSC Workshops!

I will be starting ongoing workshops on Relationships, Trauma and Mindfulness.   The workshops will be available the first of October 2021.  Call me and I will sign you up to participate for $10 a month.  My clients will be charged only $5.00 a month.

Psychology Works! PSC Blog!!

 I will address in a Blog for $10 a month, a range of personal responses to areas of psychology starting in October 2021!  My clients will be charged only $5.00 a month.


   Psychology Works With Integration!​

Individuals, Families and Couples

   Person-Centered Therapy

“It is the client who knows what hurts, what directions to go, what problems are crucial, what experiences have been deeply buried. It began to occur to me that unless I had a need to demonstrate my own cleverness and learning, I would do better to rely upon the client for the direction of movement in the process.” – Carl Rogers​​

CBT and DBT are evidence based approaches, which along with Person-Centered Therapy are foundational modern therapies for treating mood disorders and trauma focusing on bringing words and thoughts in balance with feelings to manage behavior.

TFCBT is an evidence based treatment of children who are most often sexually abused children and or in grief and employs the family closely in the healing process. 

REMEMBER THAT FOR CHILDREN PLAY IS LANGUAGE AND WITH

TRAUMA FOR ANY AGE THERE OFTEN ARE NO WORDS

Dr. Bessel van der Kolk says that "trauma resolution pendulates between states of exploration and safety, between language and body, between remembering the past and feeling alive in the present."

Note that the practice of sandplay is grounded in Jungian psychology, Margaret Lowenfeld's World Technique and Tibetan Buddhist Wisdom.

Fellow Denver, Colorado Sandplay Practitioner Ruth Wein uses

both EMDR  and sandplay to address trauma with children.  Certified Ft. Collins, Colorado Sandplay Therapist, Shannon Yockey employs EMDR in her trauma work with teens and adults.

Karby Allington-Goldfain, yet another fellow sandplay therapist in Englewood, Colorado is also certified in EMDR and Sandplay.


These methods are cited as therapies to be considered in the treatment of trauma by Dr. Bessel A. van der Kolk.  He also notes animal-assisted therapy as an adjunct treatment for trauma.  He particularly cites the sequential-neuro development work of Dr. Lorraine Freedle, PhD. a prominent sandplay therapist in Hawaii and a neuropsychologist, whom I have studied with in an intensive workshop in Hawaii, along with Dr. Gita Morena, PhD, a professor and published author at the University of California in transpersonal psychology and sandplay.  I have had lengthy consultative supervision with for many months each, in addition to training and/or consultative supervision with a range of other prominent sandplay therapists at local, national and international events.  Note that the practice of sandplay is grounded in Jungian psychology, Margaret Lowenfeld's World Technique and Tibetan Buddhist Wisdom.  Laurel Howe is  a prominent leader both in Jungian Analytical Circles and Sandplay in Lakewood, Colorado, known for her work with children and adults, who has inspired me during my lengthy sandplay process work with her and in an earlier analyst for about a year with Denver Jungian Analyst Laurel Dodson, who integrated family systems work of Virginia Satir with Jungian psycholgy.   Prior to meeting her I was very involved for two years obtaining marriage and family therapy training and supervision with Dr. Jan Raynak, MD  and Dr. Suzanne Pope, PhD at the Colorado Institute for Marriage and Family Therapy in Boulder, CO.    

​FAMILY & COUPLE WORK RESOUND WITH HEART & MUTUALITY

The Gottman method is a famed evidence-based treatment in relationship work with couples and couples as parents.   

Love & Logic is a well-known parenting intervention with practical management tips.

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Play Therapy & Sandplay
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Canine-Assisted Therapy
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Resources.  Happiness Matters!

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TRAUMA

https://www.traumaresearchfoundation

Books for Anxious Kids

https://drheiko.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/01

/Childrens-Fear-and-Anxiety-References.pdf

Mindfulness

http://www.stayhappilymarried.com/

IFS Handouts & Meditations

https://personal-growth-programs.com/self-therapy-workbook-bonnie-weiss/

Lessons of a Lakota,

  • by Billy Mills

Gottman info.

https://www.gottman.com/marriage-minute/

Gottman--Blog,

https://www.gottman.com/blog/3-dos-donts-raising-emotionally-intelligent-kids/

https://checkup.gottman.com/couples

DBT, CBT, PTSD Handouts,Audios, Articles:  Contact me-- I can share with you in session.

psychologytools.com

EMDR- blogs on pain, trauma

https://maibergerinstitute.com/emdr-therapy-blog/

An introduction to Familial or Filial Play Therapy, only also use PCIT principles of praise, reflection and description too!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jqFArX-me4A

An introduction to Sandplay Therapy

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I5901lydb40

Upcoming Webinar on Sandplay as a neurosequential treatment

https://www.sandplay.org/events/tool-kit-series-the-neurosequential-model-and-sandplay-therapy-2/

School Shootings
http://www.psychceu.com/school_violence/schoolviolence_index.asp
'Red flags' for assessment, detection, and signs of school violence

Stop Child Abuse
http://www.psychceu.com/child_abuse/childabuseindex.asp
Includes Hansel and Gretel - A story of Child neglect and abuse
Snow White - A story of multiple child murder attempts
Sedna - A story of a murdered child
The Girl without Hands - A story of child prostitution and mutilation

Stop Partner & Spousal Abuse
http://www.psychceu.com/DV/dvindex.asp
If you are in danger call 911 or
National Domestic Violence Hotline: 800 799 SAFE or
National Sexual Assault Hotline: 800 656 HOPE

Women at Midlife and Beyond

The Witch and the Queen
http://psychceu.com/witchandqueen/1.index.asp

TLC: Tender Loving Care for our Elders
http://www.psychceu.com/TLC/tlcindex.asp
It was Edith's daughter, Meredith, who realized that there was something wrong with her mother. Meredith kept calling her mother on the phone, and was concerned when there was no answer. She left work in a panic, and drove over to her mother's house. Edith had fallen down her stairs, and gashed her head.

Trauma, Terror and Treatment: PTSD in children and adults
http://psychceu.com/trauma.asp
Who did this? Why did this happen? What will happen next? Every sense is impacted..the sounds of screams and sirens. The sensation of horror, in the gut.

Child-Centered Play Therapy Article

https://cdn.ymaws.com/www.a4pt.org/resource/resmgr/publications/pt_theories/ChildCentered_Sept2019_FINAL.pdf

Solution-Focused Family Therapy

A Definition

http://oureverydaylife.com/

App Recommendations

Mindfulness:  Calm; Headspace; Well Buddhify; Smiling Mind; Sattva; and Mindbody.​

Nutrition​:  Mealtime; ShopWell; My Plate; Nutrients; Lifesum; and Plan to Eat.​

Daily Movement:  All Trails; Hiking Project; GAIA GPS; Aaptiv; Asana Rebel; Simply Yoga; and Nike + Training Club.

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Sleep:​  Sleep Cycle;Relax and Sleep;Pzizz; Sleep Genius; White Noise; and Pillow.

Social/Community​:  IOBY; OLIO; Golden; Volunteer Match; GiveGab; and Just Serve

Mental Health​:  Woebot; Moodnotes; Mood Path; SuperBetter; 7 Cups; TalkSpace; Happify and Pacifica.

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
Call 1-800-273-TALK (8255); En Español 1-888-628-9454
The Lifeline is a free, confidential crisis hotline that is available to everyone 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The Lifeline connects callers to the nearest crisis center in the Lifeline national network. These centers provide crisis counseling and mental health referrals. People who are deaf, hard of hearing, or have hearing loss can contact the Lifeline via TTY at 1-800-799-4889.

Crisis Text Line
Text “HELLO” to 741741
The Crisis Text hotline is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week throughout the U.S. The Crisis Text Line serves anyone, in any type of crisis, connecting them with a crisis counselor who can provide support and information.

Veterans Crisis Line
Call 1-800-273-TALK (8255) and press 1 or text to 838255
The Veterans Crisis Line is a free, confidential resource that connects veterans 24 hours a day, seven days a week with a trained responder. The service is available to all veterans, even if they are not registered with the VA or enrolled in VA healthcare. People who are deaf, hard of hearing, or have hearing loss can call 1-800-799-4889.

Mental Health Links

Suicide Awareness and Hotlines
Suicide Prevention
Suicide Awareness Voices of Education
Thoughts of Suicide? Read This First.

Additional Mental Health Care & Counseling Resources
Coping after Disaster/Trauma
Keirsey (Myers-Briggs) Temperament Sorter



The following links are listed to provide you with additional online mental health care information and counseling resources.

 Anonymous
Center on Addiction
SAMHSA's Substance Abuse/Addiction
Treatment and Recovery
Addictions
Rehab Spot

Answers to Your Questions About Panic Disorder
National Center for PTSD for Veterans
Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)
International OCD Foundation
Calm Clinic
Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy
American Counseling Association
American Psychiatric Association
American Psychological Association
Association for Psychological Science
Canadian Mental Health Association
Center for Mental Health Resources
National Institute of Mental Health
Mental Health America
Connection Between Mental Illness and Substance Abuse 
ADD - Attention Deficit Disorder 
What is ADD Attention Deficit Disorder
Childhelp USA®
The Center Online Help for Women and Families
Child Trauma
Trauma and Violence
The National Domestic Violence Hotline Website
Violence Against Women
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
Differences Between Bipolar and Depression
Depression and How Therapy Can Help
Depression Screening
Depression Test, Symptoms of Depression, Signs of Depression
Asperger's Disorder
Neuro Disorders 
Yale Autism and Neurodevelopment Program
DSM-5
Sidran Traumatic Stress Institute
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
Eating Disorders
Eating Disorder Hope
Eating Disorders and Symptoms
ADHD Report
Anxiety, Stress and Coping
Autism
Childhood
Contemporary Hypnosis
Dementia
Depression and Anxiety
Drug and Alcohol Review
Dyslexia
Early Child Development and Care
Eating Disorders
Educational Assessment
Journal of Gambling Studies
Journal of Happiness Studies
Journal of Mental Health and Aging
Journal of Sex & Marital Therapy
Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology
Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment
Language and Cognitive Processes
Loss, Grief & Care
Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities
Metaphor and Symbol
Neuropsychological Rehabilitation
Parenting at Home
Personal Relationships
Personality and Individual Differences
Psychiatric Bulletin
Psychology of Men & Masculinity
Psychology Today
Stress and Health
Substance Abuse
Trauma, Violence & Abuse
Drug Interactions
FDA Approved Medications
PDR Medications
Medline, Comparison
Multivitamins


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    Wednesday Fall 2021 11:30 am to 1:00 pm
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    Mood Management and Trauma Focused Strategies Interweaved with DBT & Expressive Arts $42 per session. $21 per session if pay 4 sessions upfront at a time. Paneled with Anthem BCBS, Optum UHC, Cigna, Tri-Care, Medicare & Medicaid.