Why Do People Cheat On People They Love?

Recently I was interviewed by UpJourney, an awesome website that has a ton of resources on self-improvement, health and wellness, and overall optimal well-being. They offer a variety of courses, articles, and book lists so I highly recommend checking them out! The question they wanted my input on is this: Why Do People Cheat On People They Love? To read...[ read more ]

Is Love Really Blind? A Therapist’s Take On The Popular Netflix Series…

One of the questions I’ve been asked the most by my clients this month is, “so, have you seen that show on Netflix called Love Is Blind?” One of my guilty pleasures is all things reality T.V so my answer was a hard yes (yes therapists are human and have guilty pleasures too!). For those that are unfamiliar with the...[ read more ]

Healing From Trauma

Over the past two weeks we have looked at what exactly is trauma as well as all of the different ways it can impact our mind, body, and soul.  This week we'll look at what trauma recovery can look like in the therapy room. It is very common for people to feel anxious or apprehensive about going to therapy. By...[ read more ]

How Trauma Affects Us

Last week we looked at what exactly is trauma.  To review, the definition I tend to like the best is trauma is anything that we experienced that is less than nurturing.  Trauma can apply to any situation in which we felt unprepared, violated, or out of control.  Being able to accept that what we have been through was traumatic or...[ read more ]

“Does That Count As Trauma?”

As more and more attention is getting brought to mental health, the word "trauma" has been thrown around quite a bit lately.  There can be a lot of confusion on what exactly trauma it, how it impacts us, and how to best heal from it which is why I wanted to take a bit of time to hopefully provide some...[ read more ]

All Parts Are Welcome: Achieving Optimal Well-Being Through Internal Family Systems

Contrary to what people may believe, all therapy does not look the same. There are a wide range of theories and techniques that therapists can utilize when working with clients. This can sometimes add another layer to the feeling of being overwhelmed that clients often feel when they are trying to choose a therapist. For some people, they prefer to...[ read more ]

March Madness: How To Calm Stress and Anxiety In Five Minutes

Stress and anxiety have been deemed as the silent killer. Even with the knowledge of the many detrimental effects stress and anxiety can have on our well-being, it doesn’t change the fact that we are constantly being bombarded with stressor after stressor. While the pandemic has not helped by any means, even prior to a year ago the amount of...[ read more ]

Vote For Inner Peace: Mindfulness As A Means To Maintaining Your Sanity During Election Season

What is the biggest trigger of stress and anxiety for you currently? For many people, the first response is “politics”. If we break down that question even further, what is it about politics that is causing you so much stress and anxiety? How much of that stress and anxiety regarding politics is specifically triggered by things like comments people are...[ read more ]

Why Psychotherapy Doesn’t Work For Everyone

Psychotherapy. What does that word bring up for you? Even if you haven’t personally attended therapy, chances are you have seen it portrayed on some sort of media outlet or know someone personally that has gone to therapy. As mental health is becoming destigmatized, we are hearing more and more about people’s experiences in the therapy room. With access to...[ read more ]

Let Me Sleep On It…8 Ways to Improve Your Quality of Sleep

Sleep-related disturbances are probably listed as the number one general complaint my clients express. Some have a hard time falling asleep. Some can’t stay asleep. Others feel that they can fall asleep and stay asleep, but when morning comes they still feel exhausted. If you have ever experienced a pattern of sleepless nights, you know exactly why quality sleep is...[ read more ]

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