There are many reasons folks in the LGBTQIA+ community seek therapy. American society was built on patriarchal values. These values have elevated heteronormativity throughout history and still today. Heteronormativity refers to the idea that being cis-gendered is the “right” way to be. It also promotes the idea that identities outside of cis-gender and heterosexual areContinue reading “Trauma in LGBTQIA+ Folks”
You’ve been here too many times before. Lying awake staring at the ceiling. You scroll on Instagram and make to-do lists in the dead of night because your brain won’t run a million miles a minute. Anxiety has kept you up late at night for years now. Or, ever since the intense stress of theContinue reading “What To Do if Anxiety is Affecting Your Sleep”
To answer the question, yes therapists have therapists of their own. And even more important, therapists should have therapists of their own. You encounter so many challenging things in your work. Clients share their deepest wounds with you in sessions. Coworkers and supervisors can create a toxic workplace, making your job harder than it shouldContinue reading “Do Therapists Have Therapists?”
As beautiful as being a woman is, we do face some unique challenges. The way we are raised, socialized, and treated in society can have some negative impacts on us. Unfortunately, it’s up to us to learn about these oppressive systems. Only then can we work to rid ourselves of internalized narratives. Traumatic Experiences ofContinue reading “Counseling for Women: Processing Trauma”
You’ve tried getting the courage to use your voice. To hold boundaries. To speak up for your needs. But it’s not working. People continue dismissing you and treading past your comfort zone. You’re tired of this kind of treatment, but it feels like a lost cause. You feel like you’re at a loss. At thisContinue reading “Counseling for Women: Overcoming Codependency and Setting Boundaries”
As the mental health field learns about trauma, we gain a deeper understanding of its complex impact. For those who have lived through trauma, the impacts are present in relationships with themselves, others, and the world around them. Every human has endured some sort of trauma. It may be this same trauma that has warrantedContinue reading “Counseling for Women: Understanding Trauma”
You are doing it all. All. Of. The. Time. You are balancing your home, kids, and work. There are doctor’s appointments, sports events, and laundry that needs to get done. What needs to be defrosted for dinner? You still need to get birthday gifts too… And the list goes on and on. Have youContinue reading “Counseling For Women: The Anxiety, Burnout, and Overwhelm of the “Mental Load””
So here you are, reading a blog about being an LGBTQIA+ woman. Do you already identify as a part of the LGBTQIA+ community? Or are you considering the idea of “maybe I’m not straight?” Wherever you’re at on the spectrum of identifying, we’re glad you’re here. Did you know that LGBTQIA+ folx are three timesContinue reading “Counseling for Women- Concerns Facing LGBTQIA+ Women”
For children, opening up about their emotions can be challenging. If you are the parent of a child who is going through a difficult time, you may worry that your attempts to support and help them aren’t getting very far. Every time you try to get through to your child, they clam up. Or maybeContinue reading “4 Signs Your Child Could Benefit from Play or Art Therapy”
Think about the last time you had a heated political disagreement with a relative. Maybe you butted heads over a hot-button issue. Or maybe you’ve always voted differently, and in recent years, the divide between you has deepened. Dealing with political disagreements can be difficult, especially when you and your relatives have strong opinions andContinue reading “Political Divide: How to Manage Anxiety Surrounding Political Differences in Families”
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