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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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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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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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Therapists Get Triggered Too… or “Triggering 101”

Hello everyone! My apologies for the hiatus. I’ve had some life changes and something had to give, but I’m back and blog posts will be consistent again! I wasn’t sure what to write and I never write when I’m like that because if I’m not interested in what I’m writing then you definitely won’t be.

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