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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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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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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 difficult that symptoms of multiple disorders look similar. I consider myself a diagnositician. That means that I

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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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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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