A Letter to My Narcissistic Parent

Written by an anonymous contributor in the United States, not a client nor anyone located in the state of California. Any similarities to client stories or contacts are purely a function of how narcissistic personalities happen to work. Manipulation, gaslighting, and other tactics are common, which is why parts of this content are likely toContinue reading “A Letter to My Narcissistic Parent”

An Open Letter to My Narcissistic Ex

Written by an anonymous contributor in the United States, not a client nor anyone located in the state of California. Any similarities to client stories or contacts are purely a function of how narcissistic personalities happen to work. Manipulation, gaslighting, and other tactics are common, which is why parts of this content are likely toContinue reading “An Open Letter to My Narcissistic Ex”

How to Survive the Holidays after a Breakup

The holidays are usually a time for joy and celebration, but after a breakup, they can feel like anything but. When you’re newly single, suddenly all of your holiday plans feel are thrown up in the air. You may be asking yourself, “What now?” You were expecting to spend this season with someone special. However,Continue reading “How to Survive the Holidays after a Breakup”

Co-Parenting With Children Over the Holidays 

As a mom who has children with an ex-partner, the holidays can be a challenge. Trying to put aside your issues for the sake of the kids, while still fulfilling your parental obligations. It’s important to remember that co-parenting doesn’t mean you have to be best friends with your ex. Because let’s be honest, that’sContinue reading “Co-Parenting With Children Over the Holidays “

How Trauma Treatment Can Help You Cope with Trauma During the Holidays

When the holidays roll around, it can be a tough time for anyone struggling with trauma. There’s a lot of hustle and bustle, and sometimes it can feel like you’re the only one not in the holiday spirit. However, trauma treatment can help you cope with the trauma you’re experiencing and get you through theContinue reading “How Trauma Treatment Can Help You Cope with Trauma During the Holidays”

Trauma Triggers: 5 Tips on Navigating Them During the Holidays

Everyone talks about how the holidays are a time of joy and happiness. But for those living with trauma and mental health conditions, the holidays can be a particularly difficult time. Maybe you are struggling with memories of past traumas, or simply dealing with overwhelming triggers. It can be hard to navigate through the holidayContinue reading “Trauma Triggers: 5 Tips on Navigating Them During the Holidays”

Therapy for Therapists: What A New Therapist Needs to Know

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”

What To Do if Anxiety is Affecting Your Sleep

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”

Do Therapists Have Therapists?

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?”

4 Signs Your Child Could Benefit from Play or Art Therapy

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”