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Many people struggle with the feeling that they aren’t “good enough”

Many people struggle with the feeling that they aren't "good enough". Not smart enough, not attractive enough, not successful enough and so on... This is called Imposter Syndrome. Imposter Syndrome is a state of chronically feeling unworthy, regardless of your achievements or accolades you receive. When people give you

By |2020-02-23T02:11:44+00:00February 23rd, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

I Just Want to Get Through High School

It’s a difficult job being a teen these days. So much pressure to take tests, get good grades in school, maybe work part-time or participate in sports, maintain a social life, and keep up with social media. They may just want to scream: “I’m just trying to get through high school!” 30% of Teens Will

5 Tips to Help Your Teen Thrive

“Parents can only give good advice or put them on the right paths, but the final forming of a person's character lies in their own hands”. - Anne Frank It is such a common experience for parents to speak of how challenging their children’s teenage years are or were. There are frequent comments from parents

By |2020-02-18T08:59:34+00:00January 6th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

When Does Substance Use Become Substance Ab-use? (Part 2 of 3)

How Much is Too Much? We’ve heard the terms “substance abuse” and “addiction” a lot in the media, especially now in relation to the opioid epidemic, which is sweeping across all parts of the U.S. In a previous blog, we talked about the differences between “substance abuse” as being a general term signaling misuse

By |2020-02-18T08:23:27+00:00May 8th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

When Does Substance Use Become Substance Ab-use? (Part 1 of 3)

How Much is Too Much? Many of us have used and possibly abused substances for one reason or another at some point in our lives, whether it be alcohol, prescription meds, cigarettes, or food. Maybe you overdid it on the Red Bulls or smoked a blunt at a get-together, since now it’s legal in

By |2020-02-18T08:22:30+00:00May 7th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Healing and Acceptance – How to Let Go of Suffering

The journey to healing and recovery begins with the inner realization that you do not like aspects of your life as it is today. It may come from a trauma, from dissatisfaction with life in general or your job or your relationships, or from not understanding who you *really* are and how you can truly heal your life. 

By |2020-02-18T08:27:07+00:00December 28th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

They Don’t Have To Hit You For It To Be Abuse

"An abuser isn’t abusive 24/7. They usually demonstrate positive character traits most of the time. That’s what makes the abuse so confusing when it happens, and what makes leaving so much more difficult."

I’ve felt like this for so long and it never seems to change.  I’ve been with a man for 6 years now, who always tells me when I make a mistake, that I don’t try hard enough.  Every day it’s something new that I haven’t done right. 

 

By |2020-02-18T08:36:21+00:00November 7th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Finding Balance at Work: Loving Your Job and Avoiding Burnout

Early on in my career as a therapist I knew I wanted to specialize in trauma therapy. One of the trickiest part of doing this kind of work is learning how to avoid burnout. Once you burn out the recovery process is long, so you have to focus on what you need to do in the NOW in order to prevent burnout from ever happening.

By |2020-02-18T08:41:06+00:00March 4th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Did This Election Make You Physically Sick? 6 Steps to Healing

Elections are typically anxiety-provoking, but I have been blown away by the responses I've seen this year with my clients. Families are fighting and even fragmenting - it's like the Civil War. I've also noticed that people are getting sick and canceling appointments. Is this the typical year end cold, or are people actually getting ill over this election process?

By |2020-02-18T08:45:49+00:00November 9th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments