Now enrolling 7th-9th grade girls for the summer series of Calm & Connected. Do you wish you had people who “just get” you? Do you struggle to find friends? Is it hard to feel like you belong? Are you worried about doing and saying the “right” thing? Maybe you’re not sure how to deal with … More Calm & Connected
“If you choose to use your status and influence to raise your voice on behalf of those who have no voice; if you choose to identify not only with the powerful but with the powerless; if you retain the ability to imagine yourselves into the lives of those who do not have your advantages, then … More Let the Harry Potter Themed Therapy Begin!
For most of us, when we were younger, we couldn’t wait to grow up. What was it you wanted to do? What grand adventure could you not wait to begin? Are you living the life you’ve hoped? Ready to get reacquainted with the insatiable sense of wonder you carried as a child? Call or email … More What Are You Waiting For?
“Your beliefs become your thoughts. Your thoughts become your words. Your words become your actions. Your actions become your habits. Your habits become your values. Your values become your destiny.” – Mahatma Ghandi When put like that, it’s tough to argue with Ghandi. Our thoughts are powerful. Sometimes our thoughts can trick us, and … More 8 Ways Our Thoughts Play Tricks
This job is hard. Yes, we sit and we talk and we listen. The job rarely requires us to do the heavy lifting of construction, or the rigorous routine of running laps around a restaurant, or quick calculations of medications. But the responsibility of holding the sacred space, of guarding others’ secrets, of bearing witness … More When Therapy Ends Unexpectedly
As we ring in the new year with resolutions to eat better, exercise more, and generally adopt habits to better serve us, I want to support you in your goal for greater growth. Beginning now through January 31, counseling packages are available for a discounted rate. Register for 8 sessions for the price of 4! … More New Year for Positive Growth
Why did I become a therapist? I wanted to make a difference. I wanted others to know that they weren’t alone in their aloneness. That there was no shame in wanting a better life. That there was nothing wrong or broken about feeling broken sometimes. That’s the difference I want to be in others’ lives. Not … More Why I Became a Therapist
I have tried to convey this same message so many times to others in this field who work with adolescents affected by trauma. Athena said it so well. This is the essence of meeting a person where they are. Listen to their story. We cannot rewrite experience for others, but by joining with them, we … More Honor the Story
When working with clients who experience a moderate level of anxiety, I often blend mindfulness based stress reduction with cognitive behavioral therapy. Anxiety affects the body physically as well as mentally. Think about it. Can you recall a time you felt anxious about something? A test, a performance, seeing a friend, a first date, speaking … More OH! The Thinks You Can Think: A Brief Intro to CBT