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Court Counseling and GAL Conference

By Toby Riley / August 5, 2017 /

Yesterday, I had the distinct pleasure of speaking at MC Law’s GAL (Guardian Ad Litem) CLE (continuing legal education) conference.  This marks the 4th talk I’ve given for one of MC Law’s conferences.  I always have so much fun when I talk at a conference.  I also get to meet interesting people and answer a…

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Unseen Depression

By Toby Riley / July 14, 2017 /

I have been thinking a lot lately about depression.  It doesn’t seem that long ago that every week was met with an actor or other famous person being reported as taking their own life.  I can’t help but think that there are people I know personally that go through the depression, doubt, turmoil, and hopelessness…

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Semi random thoughts about coming to see me.

By Toby Riley / February 19, 2016 /

During a session recently, I was told that I was “weird”.  Through the smiles and laughter, I was told that I was fun and different than what they thought a counselor would be like.  When asked what this person expected, they said they thought I’d be an old guy, with a suit, no smile, and…

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Completion – A Quick Note

By Toby Riley / August 24, 2015 /

I recently had the blessing of helping a person finish a program that will help them improve not only their-own life, but their spouse’s as well.  It was a wonderful feeling to know that this marked a new phase of life, a new opportunity, a new era.  This may sound corny, I’m cool with that.…

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It’s not what you know, but who you know.

By Toby Riley / August 20, 2015 /

The title makes an important point.  Education and knowledge is important, I am definitely not debating that point.  In fact, the reason support and connections is important is to fill in those gaps of knowledge.  I can tell you honestly that I would not be where I am today without the help and support from…

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A New Phase of Life

By Toby Riley / July 9, 2015 /

I have not posted in a couple weeks due to a lot of professional changes happening in my life.  For those reading that don’t know, I have left the group of counselors that I was originally associated with, and opened my own office.  This has been an adventure in itself, as I had to find…

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