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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 when this would be out I was afraid you’d

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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’s always waiting for bad things to happen. He’s always waiting for me to leave” “I know I

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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 my office I know that they are in pain. They

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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 associations like “oh! This could help my clients!” I digress, but I

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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. It’s seen as emotional weakness. Most people have no idea that it’s a

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The Podcast! Headspace Radio

Hello Everyone! In psychology, we have something called “modeling.” It’s a fancy term for “act like you want others to and be an example of how things should be done.” Well, I’m modeling for you. Specifically, feeling fear and doing things anyway. *I’m starting a brand new podcast* and I am so excited! It’s called

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How Do I Find a Therapist?

This is a question I get from acquaintances often. It’s a very simple and very complicated question. First let’s talk basics: Before you look for a therapist you need to consider a few things: 1) Am I ready for therapy? Sometimes you don’t know. In that case, I’d recommend consulting with one. We can help

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