Author Archives: L. Chris Cannida

About L. Chris Cannida

I am a licensed professional counselor living and practicing in Tulsa, Oklahoma

PTSD: A “Not-So-Invisible” Wound

June is PTSD Awareness Month. PTSD (Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder) is the official name of an injury listed in the DSM V (the most current Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders). Clinically, it’s considered a specific form of anxiety. Yet, … Continue reading

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The Life of Grief

photo courtesy of pexels.com It’s Memorial Day weekend.  There will be many people who are remembering comrades, spouses, siblings, and parents lost in service to their country.  At least half-dozen precious faces of soldiers pass through my mind as I … Continue reading

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Lifting the Burden of Shame

Photo by Kat Jayne from Pexels “I made a mistake” vs. “I am a mistake”.  There’s a powerful distinction between those two statements.  The first is fueled by healthy guilt which can help us keep tabs on our own behavior and motivate us … Continue reading

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The Healing Agent of Talking

As some people consider seeking a psychotherapist or counselor (often used interchangeably), they may question how “just talking” to a professional might be helpful. Many of my clients have told me that they believed talking with someone who was not … Continue reading

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Why Am I Here? Where Am I Going? (Navigating the Therapy Process)

“The purpose of psychotherapy is to set people free”. – Rollo May Some clients know exactly what issues they want to address when entering therapy.  They know how they feel and that they want to change that feeling.  Still others … Continue reading

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Considering Couples Therapy? 5 Things to Know

“Vulnerability is our most accurate measurement of courage.” – Brene’ Brown   Couples who enter therapy to strengthen or repair their marriage are courageous by virtue of that choice. Relationships can be challenging. Factor in trust issues or attachment wounds … Continue reading

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The Resilience Resolution

To usher in my fortitude for the new year, I sat down today and considered some steps worth taking to strengthen my resilience. Continue reading

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