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Am I Crazy? When Things Fall Apart…

"I found myself curled up into the fetal position, crying. I don't understand where this came from. Am I crazy?"

"I'm falling apart at work. I get angry at the smallest things and snap at people. Sometimes I need to excuse myself from meetings because I get emotional. Am I crazy?"

"No one understands me. They say I'm too sensitive. I do seem to feel things deeper than other people do and I get hurt so easily. I don't understand why I can't snap out of it. Am I crazy?"

"Sometimes I feel like life has no meaning, no purpose. I want to be happy and be a better person but these thoughts keep coming up for me and it's making me miserable. Am I crazy?"

By |2020-02-18T09:35:45+00:00September 6th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Surviving an Emotional Crisis Step by Step

We've all been there.

Something happens and your emotions take over. You can no longer think clearly and logic is not an option. You are crying, enraged, hysterical, panic-stricken or controlled by any of a number of different emotions. So what do you do to survive the crisis without making things worse for yourself or others?

Here's a step by step guide to getting those emotions back in check.

By |2020-02-18T09:38:58+00:00June 30th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

When emotions take over

Emotions are confusing and complicated, and sometimes they take over our lives.  This is called being "hijacked".  When emotions hijack your life, you quite literally can't think - the part of your brain that is reasonable shuts down and you're left with the part that feels like the Tasmanian Devil on a bad day.   So what do you do right at this moment? 

By |2020-02-18T10:20:28+00:00November 8th, 2014|Uncategorized|2 Comments

Do you live quietly in pain?

When I first tell people I am a therapist, they inevitably end up asking for advice and often later tell me painful stories that they typically don't share.  You see, the person that you think "has it all together" is often struggling quietly and they think that showing the pain will somehow make it feel more real.  Does this sound familiar?

By |2020-02-18T10:19:34+00:00November 5th, 2014|Uncategorized|0 Comments