Therapy is for Everyone

A couple of weeks ago,  I had a client come in stating they were uncertain if they needed to participate in therapy because they were not in crisis. She explained that when she went to therapy in previous years,  she was working…

B is for……Boundaries

B is for…….boundaries. What did you think I was going to say? If you sit in session with me you will probably hear me use the B-word… a lot. Why? Because boundaries are a crucial element to your mental health and for…

Mothering the Mother: Ways to Support Mothers During the Postpartum Period

In the days, weeks, and even months after childbirth, much of the attention and focus tends to be on the new addition.  Everyone wants to see, touch, and hold the baby. Soft voices and gentle bounces help soothe the baby when he…

A Therapists Perspective: Cultivating Body Image

Many of my clients have long histories of unhealthy and complicated relationships with their bodies. Many of them have memories of negative thoughts and beliefs forming in childhood and early adolescence. Their body image distress was, and is, not created in a…

Detached Mindfulness: A Path to Inner-Peace

Most of us have heard of the term “mindfulness” as a good strategy to deal with depression, anxiety, and other emotional difficulties. In this article I will teach you about a very specific form of mindfulness called “Detached Mindfulness.” By using it…

Making Mindfulness a Daily Habit

Mindfulness is most simply put being aware and present at any given moment of our thoughts, feelings, and experiences.  This can be a disconcerting practice for anyone, most notably those that struggle with anxiety and depression. For mindfulness to be effective during…

Am I having a Panic Attack?

We all experience anxiety from time to time. Anxiety is a normal, healthy emotion that can serve a purpose. For example, if we are feeling anxious about an upcoming exam, it can evoke motivation to study and prepare for the exam or…

The Need for Social Connection

One thing I have learned from this profession is that we are much more alike than we are different. People often talk about similar issues and struggles but often believe that they are the only person feeling that way or dealing with…

A Letter To Mothers of Little Ones

To all the mothers out there with little ones: If you are a mother to a baby, you are probably sleep deprived from late night feedings and around the clock care. The physical exhaustion can feel torturous at times. You may be…

4 Simple Ways to Increase Your Motivation

One of the most common issues that I hear from my clients is that they would like to become more motivated and productive, and to procrastinate less. Moreover, experiencing issues like depression and anxiety can certainly make the problem worse. One of…

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