My Teen Refuses to go to Therapy. Now What?

Its not uncommon that a child will drag their feet or even straight up refuse to go to therapy. In my experience I have found that this is typically due to two things : A misunderstanding of their rights to confidentiality. A misunderstanding of what therapy is like. A child’s understanding of the counseling process…

Society’s idea of “self-care” is a load of crap.

Who’s sick of hearing the words “self care”

I think we have self care all wrong- self care should never be used as a tool to increase productivity.

Let me say it again for the people in the back : SELF CARE SHOULD NEVER BE USED AS A TOOL TO INCREASE PRODUCTIVITY!

I’m tired about hearing about not being able to “pour from an empty cup.” This suggests that we can’t be good mothers, wives, employees, supervisors etc. if we don’t take care of ourselves. But that mentality suggests that we need to care for ourselves only to continue to pour out onto everyone else. What if we actually cared for our wellbeing’s and did things that brought us joy because we DESERVE joy? Full stop. Yes- the people around us will reap the benefits of this- but that should be ONE of the benefits – NOT the whole point.

Four Ways Anxiety is Trying to Help You

Can anxiety be a good thing? Short answer- yes. We often hear about the negative aspects of anxiety, many individuals with anxiety describe it as a feeling of nervousness and dread that can be distracting at best and all-consuming at worst. Anxiety is typically experienced on many levels, affecting your emotions, physical body, and thought…

What is “High-Functioning” Anxiety?

Are you suffering from a hidden anxiety disorder? Online therapy or in person therapy can help you discover the roots of high functioning anxiety and find joy.

Is Seasonal Depression a Thing?

I really dislike the winter. I enjoy the cheer around Christmas and Thanksgiving, but once all the fun is over, the Christmas tree is stored away, and every surface seems to be covered in rock salt residue- my mood shifts. Working with clients over the past seven years I began to see how not-alone I…

What is EMDR?

EMDR is an effect method for eliminating symptoms of trauma and distressing memories and help you to live free of distress and anxiety. This post explains EMDR in simple terms for those not understanding what it is.