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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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Navigating Unexpected Life Changes

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

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Seasonal Affective Disorder

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

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Watch Scary Movies For Your Mental Health

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

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Systemic Factors Contributing to Burnout

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

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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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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

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Fear of Abandonment

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