Navigating Grief After Pregnancy or Infant Loss: Healing Together

Losing a pregnancy or a baby is a heartbreaking experience that can shatter the lives of new or expecting parents. The ensuing grief is deep and intricate, touching every facet of an individual’s life. This loss can especially impact partners who may…

Effects of Emotionally Abusive Relationships

When you think of abuse in relationships, what comes to mind? For many of us, the first thoughts that show up depict loud, violent, and aggressive words or actions.  Emotional abuse is often a quieter form of abuse that involves tactics such…

Pain & Purpose

Pain is an inevitable and natural part of life.  No human being goes through life without experiencing loss, disappointment or other difficult emotions.  When we encounter painful circumstances and feelings, we think of them as something negative and want to get rid…

Maybe It’s Grief?

Maybe it feels like disbelief, tightness in your chest, or isolation. Perhaps you’ve noticed increased agitation, irritability, and lashing out when you never meant to. Or maybe, you don’t feel anything at all.  In a culture that handles grief poorly, most of…

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…

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…

Is Therapy Just a Crutch?

What’s so bad about crutches? This is what I wonder when I hear people refer to therapy or medication as “just a crutch.” Have you ever heard that reference?  What I think about crutches, I think about support. Broke an ankle? Crutches….

Rediscovering Yourself Following An Abusive Relationship

After an abusive relationship ends, whether long term or short term, it can be difficult for people to rediscover who they are and what they like. Generally speaking most relationships where abuse is present can leave the survivor of abuse unsure of…

Nurturing Yourself through Self-Compassion

Take a moment to think about a recent failure, mistake, or decision that did not turn out like you had expected.  Next, see if you can replay the internal dialogue that took place as a result in your mind’s eye and write…

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