The spiritual formation journey can be long, but it is so deeply worthwhile. In this mini series, I'll give you some journal prompts to guide you through the beginnings of a spiritual formation practice. You can follow this journaling pathway through my instagram (@jbrohmerlmft) or through this blog. The instagram will feature just the questions,… Continue reading Journaling Through Spiritual Formation: Before We Start
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?
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
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
Some days, life seems to throw you a curve ball. Other days, life throws you several curve balls in rapid succession and doesn't seem to stop for a whole week straight! We can't control these unexpected life changes. All we can control is our reaction. Let's look at some of the usual ways we can… Continue reading Navigating Unexpected Life Changes
Most people agree: time changes suck. While modern technology makes it so we don't necessarily have to go through the effort of physically changing our clocks, time shifts are hard on our bodies and on our mental health. Seasonal Affective Disorder is real, and it can be a challenge to manage. This time change in… Continue reading Seasonal Affective Disorder
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?
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
Ummmm... Really? I usually get some weird looks when I suggest that my clients watch scary movies for their mental health. And the benefits aren't limited to horror. Movies give us the chance to experience a range of emotions, both negative and positive, in a way that is time limited and personally safe. This is… Continue reading Watch Scary Movies For Your Mental Health
I've been doing a bit of a research deep dive on burnout lately. (Don't be surprised if my next several posts are all related to burnout!) One thing I noticed is that most of the research that gets quoted in the major news articles is related to nurses. While it's great that we're studying burnout… Continue reading Systemic Factors Contributing to Burnout