Category Archives: Psychotherapy

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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On Resilience

by L. Chris Cannida, June 7, 2015 – Resilience. What does it look like? What does it feel like? There are few words to describe the day I witnessed resilience in a most profound way. Whenever I consider the capacity to withstand hardship … Continue reading

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Begin Again with the Gift of Resilience

written by L. Chris Cannida, LPC – January 1, 2015 Every soul can have its own Springtime. Everyone can begin again. The dead of winter has set in where I live.  While I appreciate the seasons, the seemingly endless dark clouds, … Continue reading

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My Therapist Called Me a Weed

  published by L. Chris Cannida, MS, LPC – April 6, 2016 April is the Month of the Military Child.  The dandelion is the official flower of military children – representing their resilience in the midst of constant change and … Continue reading

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“Honey, I’m Home!” – Moving On, Pt. II

by L. Chris Cannida, LPC – August 31, 2014 In my last blog I set out to consider how it is that we move various thoughts, feelings, and behaviors from ourselves so that we might experience an improved quality of being. … Continue reading

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