Bravery in the Broken Heart

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I saw this quote today and was thankful for the reminder that there is bravery in the broken heart. When we feel our hearts hurting is often the time when we feel the most weak and vulnerable. However, there is such bravery in that moment. We chose to take a path that was not safe […]

The Power of Expectations

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Unmet expectations can create a lot of anger, hurt, and pain. These expectations are often created over time based on past experiences, unmet needs, and past relationships. Sometimes we are not even aware of some of the expectations we have. It is important to gain an better understanding of ourselves, others, and our relationships in […]

National Mental Health Awareness Month

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Today, I was so happy to read that May has been declared National Mental Health Awareness Month. If you’ve read my last few posts, you know that I am passionate about de-stigmatizing mental health issues and seeking therapy. I think that the shame and stigma associated with seeking help often prevents people from getting the […]

Sexual Assault Awareness Month Statistics

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April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month. Throughout my career and personal life, I have seen numerous women and men who have survived a sexual assault or years of sexual abuse. Bringing awareness to this issue is very important to me. I have found that there are so many misconceptions and fears concerning sexual assault that […]

Barriers to Therapy Continued

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Here’s the continuation of the Barriers to Therapy blog discussion… 3. Stigma: I was recently reminded of the impact of the negative stigma mental health can often have. To me, this is the most frustrating barriers to therapy and also one of the most difficult to change. Of the barriers I listed, stigma is more of […]

Barriers to therapy

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Barriers to Seeking Therapy  One of my passions as a therapist is destigmatizing therapy and helping more people access mental health services. Growing up and        throughout my career, I have heard a range of thoughts and opinions about therapy. But study after study shows that mental health services are way underutilized. In […]

Benefits of Therapy

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As I thought of this topic, I thought it would be the easiest to write about, but now I find it a bit overwhelming! There are so many benefits to coming to therapy that it hard to know where to start. At the end of this blog, I will do my best to come up […]

My Philosophy

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Often life can be overwhelming and busy, and we rarely have a moment, let alone a sustained period of time, to reflect on our own needs and emotions. However, when we allow ourselves that opportunity, we are able to gain strength, growth, and fulfillment in our lives. It is often anxiety-provoking to start therapy and […]

A Therapeutic Journey

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Hello World. Welcome to my website and my blog! For the past few months, I have been wondering how I can reach out to people beyond my office. I want to provide people with thoughts and ideas that might be helpful as we all strive to better understand ourselves and live our lives to the […]