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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 know my writing works because I

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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 that, from a business standpoint, is very frustrating in ALL of the healthcare

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Sexual Assault: Me Before, Me After

Let me just say this- I get overwhelmed with awareness campaigns. And they’re easy to ignore. There’s too many of them. This one is important. I’m not here to bore you with platitudes: “It gets better.” “(He/she) can’t hurt you anymore.” “You’re not alone.” They’re all true. But you’ve heard them. Over. And over. And

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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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Rest Stop- A New Perspective on Addiction

Rest Stop-a new perspective on addiction Hi everyone and welcome back! Remember that reciprocal blog project? It’s my turn! I’m really excited to guest blog for Chris Shea over at life’s journey counseling. This time about the trauma under addiction. You’ll see his post on mindfulness soon! You may even get too hear a podcast

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Let’s Talk About Firearms…

*Disclaimer: First and foremost, let me make VERY CLEAR that I am not a lawyer, nor do I have a comprehensive, clear, and all knowing knowledge of the laws in the United States regarding this issue. I am not giving legal advice. This is opinion and anecdotal personal evidence* Okay, good. Now that that’s done,

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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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The reason ALL of my patients come to therapy….

With a few notable exceptions- genetic schizophrenia, major personality disorders, and the like- I can narrow down the reason anyone comes to therapy to ONE reason: AVOIDANCE The root of most of the psychological stress that people carry around is due to not facing the things they need to face. I understand. It’s painful. You

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