Author Archives: Jessica Ulmer, LPC, NCC

About Jessica Ulmer, LPC, NCC

Licensed Professional Counselor for Morning Star Counseling, LLC in Lancaster, Pa. Office locations are East Petersburg and Quarryville.

If you have ever been in the counseling seat you may have heard the old saying that “the therapy starts when you walk out the door”. Now, we know that the counseling chair is an amazing place to process, strategize, … Continue reading

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As the year comes to a close and we prepare to kiss 2020 goodbye, let’s keep grounded yet hopeful for a New Year.  Although romanticized and traditionally seen as a new start, 1200am on January 1st does not provide us … Continue reading

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Written word is a method to release what swirls in our heads and hearts. When life is smooth we often have little to write down. When life is rocky we often avoid putting those thoughts/ feelings into black and white … Continue reading

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~ “You don’t have to live in our county to be part of our community” ~MSC~ This spring we all had to adapt and adjust our lives to a different normal. One of the adjustments that we at Morning Star … Continue reading

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Why are some relationships more difficult than others? Some people are easy to be around while some people are more challenging? What is the difference maker? How are we approaching these more difficult relationships? 🎒We all travel through life with … Continue reading

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Many of us have heard of healthcare fatigue. The “burnout”, “overwhelmed” feelings that nurses, doctors, and healthcare staff experience from long shifts and stressful circumstances. Healthcare fatigue is a common term that has long been plaguing the halls of our … Continue reading

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Something that has been an ongoing discussion lately is not accepting this “new normal” as normal. We are adaptable human beings that can look at the positives in situations and learn how to make do with what we are dealt. … Continue reading

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Dear Healthcare Provider, I know you are scared.  How can you not be?  You are walking into the storm that the rest of humanity has been directed to distance from.  Every time you swipe your badge you have no idea … Continue reading

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COVID-19 Unexpected Effects:

Working in the counseling realm during the COVID-19 pandemic and social distancing that resulted, I was unsure how my current and new clients were going to present to their newly introduced TeleHealth sessions this week. My naive assumption to this … Continue reading

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