Burnout isn't a new topic among therapists. And as a therapist who works primarily with other therapists, I talk about it a lot. Conversations around burnout tend to focus on the question of why it happened. This makes sense- if you can figure out why it happened, you can fix it and make sure it… Continue reading Therapist Burnout
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?
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
But first, a side note Hi, this is Jessica! I've invited my local colleague Connor Moss to write a bit about how he helps couples deal with the conflicts that come up in their relationships. Couples therapy is a great service that I don't offer, so I want to make sure you have an excellent… Continue reading How Couples Therapy Helps You Navigate Marital Conflict
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?
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
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
The Abandonment Cycle Looks Like: You meet someone new and tell yourself not to get attached. So you avoid getting close and opening up. You end up getting so close you're deeply attached and invested. Then you get scared they'll see through you, realize you're not worth their time, and leave you. So you push… Continue reading Fear of Abandonment
If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder, you may be wondering what the best therapy for BPD is. You want help and you want to get a good result. You certainly don't want to waste money on therapy that isn't the best fit for you. Or maybe you've tried… Continue reading What Is The Best Therapy For BPD?
A therapist reviews The Borderline Personality Disorder Survival Guide by Alexander L Chapman and Kim L Gratz. This book states that it's "a comprehensive and accessible guide to the causes and symptoms of Borderline Personality Disorder, co-occurring problems, psychological treatment options, medication options, and effective coping skills. Cover image for The Borderline Personality Disorder Survival… Continue reading Book Review: BPD Survival Guide