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How Trauma Affects Relationships Part II: How We Interact

I am realizing it’s impossible for me to write a SHORT blog. I’m sorry! There’s too much to say. It only looks long because I broke down the interactions. I almost made each attachment style a different blog but I had so many people asking me

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How Trauma Affects Relationships Part I: Attachment

  “She overreacts about everything.” “He’s there, but not emotionally. I feel a distance.” “She always hears me wrong.” “We love each other but we can’t make it work.” “She flies off the handle all the time.” “He

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I'm Seeing Red: Why Not Every Therapist is a Trauma Therapist

Welp, I’m back! I got avoidant for a minute. Life got busy and I didn’t practice what I preach. I stared at the computer screen, I paced, I yowled “I don’t wanna” and I avoided. See. I get it. But now, I’m back. Those of you who know me kno

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Session Number Four

Hello again everyone! Summer is over- and that means more people coming into the clinic. Today's topic will be familiar to those of you doing the work and for those who haven't done the work yet, don't let this scare you! When people come into m

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Summertime Sadness...

Hello everyone! Apologies for the HUGE gap in between posts. Life occasionally distracts me. But, I've set a reminder and am back on track! Let's talk about SUMMER! As you know, I'm very open and honest with you. Let's talk about something t

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Angry or Anxious?

  One of the more interesting things about psychology is that everything is on a spectrum. We deal with human behavior gone awry- at one level it’s “normal” behavior and at another it’s “pathology.” What makes it even more diff

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Lizard Brain and the Importance of Mindfulness

    Hello again everyone! I’ve had an interesting experience this week that made me think of all of you…. What you don’t know is that your therapist is ALWAYS thinking of ways to make things better, to relate to you, or making ass

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Why PTSD is not just a mental issue...

 Hello everyone! Today I want to talk about Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and why it isn’t “all in your head.” There is SO MUCH STIGMA when it comes to my favorite population- soldiers and first responders- regarding getting help for this issue

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