Category Archives: Counseling and Mental Health

Counseling and Psychotherapy; Mental Health Treatment; Effective Living; Health

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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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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‘Tis the Season for Joy and Gratitude – Using Gratitude to Unlock Joy

If only feelings of joy and gratitude were synced to a calendar. That would certainly make the holiday season an easier experience, at least for some. Constant messages all around us suggesting we must feel joy and be grateful can … Continue reading

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