There is so much pressure on you, Mama. An endless stream of advice and books and perspectives- so many voices telling you all the things you should be thinking about and implementing as a parent. It can be overwhelming and exhausting to try all of these things, and even just … [Read more...] about Focus Your Parenting on Repair
There have been so many times I’ve thought about all the reasons why therapy isn’t worth it. Even as a therapist myself, I find myself thinking: Is this really that bad?There’s other ways I’d rather spend my money.It’s too hard to find the time in my weeks.Can they really help … [Read more...] about Why Go To Therapy?
Relationship dynamics can be confusing and muddy and leave you feeling unsure of which way is up. Am I right? Are they right? What are we even trying to get to here? Balancing the emotions, desires and needs of other people is complicated. And as someone who is simply … [Read more...] about A.R.E. you there? A Goal for Marriage (And All Intimate Relationships)
The holidays can be a loaded season for many people. There’s an expectation for the months to be filled with holly, jolly glee. But for some it can be met with pressure, disappointment, grief, sadness or pain. Are you someone who is feeling a bit of dread toward the … [Read more...] about Not So Happy Holidays
As a therapist, I spend a lot of time asking people to tell me about their feelings. Sometimes my prompts are met with tearful reaches for the tissue box or angrily furrowed brows. Other times I see a blank, flat expression. “I don’t know what I feel.” If you have ever … [Read more...] about What To Do When You Feel Emotionally Numb
You might have seen that September was Suicide Awareness Month, and there’s been much advocacy throughout past few weeks. But this won’t be another article just listing the stats on suicide and self-harm. That information is important to understanding why suicide intervention is … [Read more...] about Practical Steps for Helping Someone Who Is Suicidal