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Lessons in growth: How do we grow?

This is a core question in both the world of spiritual formation and in the world of psychotherapy. It is a question that lingers in the depths of our souls and in the ache of our minds. We are all here wondering what it means to be human, what it means to do well with… Continue reading Lessons in growth: How do we grow?

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Questions to Ask a Therapist

What to do with a free consultationQuestions to make sure it's a good fit Most therapists these days offer a free 15 minute consultation to make sure it's going to be a good fit between you and the therapist before you spend a lot of time and money. And since 15 minutes isn't a lot… Continue reading Questions to Ask a Therapist

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Finding a Queer Christian Therapist Online

The internet is a huge, mostly wonderful space, so why is it so hard to find an online therapist that's both queer and Christian? (Insert "there are dozens of us!" meme...) And once you've found a queer Christian therapist, how do you make sure they're the right one to help you? 5 Things to Look… Continue reading Finding a Queer Christian Therapist Online

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Does Online EMDR Work?

Short answer: yes, EMDR works with telehealth. Online EMDR follows the same stages and protocols as in person EMDR. However, there are some special considerations that need to be in place. First, you need to be able to access the special technology that allows you to do the eye movements or follow the bilateral stimulation.… Continue reading Does Online EMDR Work?

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Finding a Christian Grief Therapist

When you're overwhelmed by grief, the last thing you want to do is sift through all the results on a "grief therapist near me" search. The results can all seem to blend together and you can end up with someone who doesn't necessarily honor your faith. Why should I find a Christian grief therapist? It's… Continue reading Finding a Christian Grief Therapist

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What Is EMDR Therapy?

EMDR is a therapy method that uses memory association techniques. The acronym stands for Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing. It helps you manage current problems by exploring past memories that are connected through emotions, body sensations, and negative beliefs. The core theory holds that these past memories may be blocking you from living the life… Continue reading What Is EMDR Therapy?

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How EMDR Works for BPD

Acronym breakdown: EMDR stands for Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing and is a popular method of trauma therapy. BPD is the short form of Borderline Personality Disorder. One theory of how people get BPD is that they have a natural emotional sensitivity combined with early traumatic life experiences. How EMDR treats trauma EMDR starts with… Continue reading How EMDR Works for BPD

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What is Depth Therapy?

How depth therapy works Depth therapy starts with the assumption that "we can only learn about ourselves by looking inward and reporting what we discover" (William James). We can't understand our psychological processes without considering what's going on inside our minds. In early methods, clients were asked to reflect on their subjective experiences of their… Continue reading What is Depth Therapy?

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Relational Mindfulness: Getting In Touch With Your Self

Relational mindfulness is a skill that helps us keep in touch with what we're feeling in the moment. When we tap into that self-awareness, we can notice our thoughts, emotions, and body sensations as we relate to others in the present. It's a challenge to get in touch with yourself and stay in touch with… Continue reading Relational Mindfulness: Getting In Touch With Your Self

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Text Based Therapy

Text based therapy is an alternative to real time in person or video sessions. It's also called asynchronous therapy. A UC Davis study shows that text based therapy can be just as effective as real time therapy for non-urgent mental health needs. Who Benefits From Text Based Therapy? People who like time to process their… Continue reading Text Based Therapy