You may have heard about toxic relationships from the media, your friends, or even in therapy. So, what is a toxic relationship? It seems to be one of those things people talk about but don’t even fully understand. That’s why this blog is here to give you the tea on toxic relationships. What is aContinue reading “What Is A Toxic Relationship and What Can You Do About It?”
As an adult, making friends can be hard. You’re no longer in school. As a result, you don’t have the same opportunities to meet people that you did when you were younger. A lot of the time friendships for adults are formed through work, school, kids, etc. But what if you don’t have any ofContinue reading “How to Make Friends as an Adult: Guidance from a California Therapist“
Returning to Work Postpartum: Tips from a Postpartum Anxiety Therapist for Handling Postpartum Having your baby was a major life change. So, it’s only natural that returning to work after maternity leave can feel overwhelming. You might feel pulled in a million different directions. You’re trying to be the best possible mom, while also givingContinue reading “Returning to Work Postpartum: Tips from a Postpartum Anxiety Therapist for Handling Postpartum“
You’re at work, minding your own business when suddenly you’re hit with a trigger. It may be a task or assignment that feels impossible. Or, it’s a request from your boss that feels unreasonable. It may be a coworker who just can’t seem to understand what boundaries are. For anyone who’s experienced trauma, the workplaceContinue reading “A Therapist’s Guide for How EMDR Can Help You Manage Triggers in The Workplace”
A New Chapter for Moms: Living Life Outside of Anxiety and Perfectionism Raising kids is hard! But, it can be even harder when you’re struggling with anxiety and the perfectionism that comes with it. Many moms put their needs on the back burner in favor of taking care of everyone else. You may be soContinue reading “Moms, Anxiety, and Perfectionism”
It’s hard enough being a college student and a young adult. But, when you add ADHD into the mix, it can feel almost impossible. It’s easy to feel like you’re not cut out for college or the “real world”. Especially when you’re often struggling with things that seem to come so easily to others. But,Continue reading “Navigating College and Young Adulthood with ADHD”
Your child has come out as LGBTQ. This is a momentous occasion. And, it is also one that can be fraught with challenges and difficult conversations. How do you respond? Should you tell other family members? How do you support your child without “othering” them? It’s okay to have questions. In fact, it’s great thatContinue reading “My Kid Just Came Out As LGBTQ, How Do I Respond?”
Coming out to your family can be very challenging for many LGBTQ+ people. You may feel worried about how your family will react. Will they accept you? Will your relationship with them change? Coming out is a personal decision, and it’s important that you do it in a way that feels safe for you. IfContinue reading “Coming Out as LGBTQ: What Will My Family Say? How to Come Out So Your Family Will Listen”
We get into therapy for many reasons, sometimes because of our own past trauma and/or hurts. Sometimes, we become therapists because of our desire to help others. I’ve already written about becoming a successful therapist and how therapists DO have therapists. But, I want to get really real on this one topic: trauma. Yes. TherapistsContinue reading “Therapy for Therapists: Healing From Your Own Trauma to Avoid Burnout as a Therapist”
Becoming a Successful Therapist: Self-Care Strategies, Tips, and Techniques As a new therapist, it can be tough to figure out how to take care of yourself while also trying to help others. It’s important to remember that you are essential to this work. You can’t help anyone if you’re not in a good place yourself.Continue reading “Therapy for Therapists: What A New Therapist Needs to Know”
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