psychotherapy

Do You Have Your Emotional Emergency Kit Ready for 2017?

The new year is a great time to explore goals and resolutions, but more importantly I think you have the chance to improve overall coping skills.  2016 took an emotional toll on many, so get ready for anything that may arise in 2017 by putting together your emotional toolkit.  Check it out here. 

How Are You REALLY Doing This Holiday Season? The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly

You can probably list a million things you love about the holidays, and a million things that bring you down.  It's normal to experience a mix of pleasant and uncomfortable emotions during the holiday season.  How much avoiding are you doing, and how much are you missing what's important?  I go through 3 easy steps you can take to make the absolute most of your holiday. 

What I Learned About Therapy by Googling "How to Apply Lipstick"

Have you ever been afraid to ask a stupid question?  If everyone else just knows how to do something, what does it mean about you that you don't know how to do it?  And even more, what if it's something really simple?  This week I'm diving into a personal experience of googling "how to apply lipstick" and diving into the lessons I learned about therapy from this experience.  Asking for help can be hard, especially when it's something we feel like we should know.  A couple of take aways from my experience, you are not alone (wait until you learn how many results came up from my google search), no one takes what you know and where you are in that process for granted, and gaining support is essential. 

How Do I Know If Therapy is Working?

Ever wonder how you should be measuring progress in therapy?  How will you know if therapy is working?  What are the signs?  After all, you don't want to be in therapy forever, so you need to know when it is working, when it's worked, and when it might be time to look at another therapist or treatment option.  This post explores some things you will notice as a client if therapy is successful.

Why It's So Hard to Accept Support During Infertility

After getting my first article published on PsychCentral "Infertility Sucks: 4 Ways to Accept Support from the People Who Love You," I was so excited to share more about the subject.  It's not an easy topic to talk about, and when you're going through it you may find that you push others away.  It's hard to be vulnerable.  I'll explain some common reasons why it's so damn hard to accept help, and once you're ready, you can learn how to accept it. 

4 Reasons the Thought of Going to Therapy is Scary, and 8 Reasons To Do It Anyway-Part 2

In part 1, I discussed common fears people have about going to therapy.  In part 2, I'll talk about the 8 reasons to process and overcome those fears, and go to therapy anyway.  It can make such an impact on your life.  Do the benefits outweigh the risks for you?