My Kid Just Came Out As LGBTQ, How Do I Respond?

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 as LGBTQ: What Will My Family Say? How to Come Out So Your Family Will Listen

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”

Therapy for Therapists: Healing From Your Own Trauma to Avoid Burnout as a Therapist

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”

Loneliness and Self-Care As A Stay At Home Mom

You decided to stay home with your little one, and you’re loving it. The time with them is priceless but. . . something is missing. You’re lonely and miss spending time with your friends. You feel distant from all your former work friends. It also feels like your friends outside of work don’t get yourContinue reading “Loneliness and Self-Care As A Stay At Home Mom”

How to Manage Intrusive Thoughts When Postpartum

You brought home your beautiful babe. But instead of a happy pastel-colored time, you find yourself worrying all the time. The pressure to be a perfect mom is weighing on you. You find it difficult to be present and enjoy time with your child. You may even have scary thoughts at times about something happeningContinue reading “How to Manage Intrusive Thoughts When Postpartum”

Anxiety As A College Student

There is so much about the college experience that can be anxiety-inducing. And not to mention, we’ve been in a pandemic for the past two years. So, the college experience you’ve been looking for likely looks much different than expected. Our therapists have heard the full spectrum of worries from college students. They may relateContinue reading “Anxiety As A College Student”

Self-Care As A Nurse During COVID

Nursing is difficult at the best of times. When you throw a worldwide pandemic into the mix, your usual self-care methods may not be quite what they need to be. At this point, self-care seems laughable. A bubble bath and fancy latte aren’t going to make your life that much easier. Are you dealing withContinue reading “Self-Care As A Nurse During COVID”

How to Talk to Your Child About Their Adoption: Tips From an Adoption Counselor in Orange County, CA

Your child came to you with questions about their adoption. Or, you may know this conversation needs to happen and you’re not sure how to bring it up. You know there are a lot of emotions your child is dealing with, and you want to be there to support them. They might feel confused, differentContinue reading “How to Talk to Your Child About Their Adoption: Tips From an Adoption Counselor in Orange County, CA”

Date Night Ideas From A Couples Therapist in Orange County, CA

You and your partner don’t get out much, if at all Life is busy and stressful. And, amid the craziness, you forget about taking time to connect as a couple. You know that you both need to re-connect and spend time together. But, you’re too overwhelmed right now to think of creative date night ideas.Continue reading “Date Night Ideas From A Couples Therapist in Orange County, CA”

Postpartum Anxiety and Returning to Work After Maternity Leave

Returning to work after giving birth is very hard for any mom. But, if you have postpartum anxiety returning to work gets extra complicated. In some cases, it can feel almost unbearable. Let’s Be Honest, Bringing Home Your Baby Was a Major Life Change In fact, you’re likely still adjusting to it. You may haveContinue reading “Postpartum Anxiety and Returning to Work After Maternity Leave”