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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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How Couples Therapy Helps You Navigate Marital Conflict

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

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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

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Book Review: BPD Survival Guide

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

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New Insomnia Book Is Out!

Managing Chronic Insomnia If you've been following me for a while, you might remember that book 2 of the DIY Therapy series on chronic insomnia was supposed to be out in January. After some delays, it's finally here! Available as an ebook at multiple retailers. Managing Chronic Insomnia is designed to help people who have… Continue reading New Insomnia Book Is Out!

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I Gave Up Anxiety For Lent

The Purpose of Lent Lent is usually a season of giving up oppressive habits and taking on new patterns of living. We often think of Lent in terms of giving up chocolates or coffee for forty days, but when we think of Lent in the broader sense of observing and breaking the chains that lead… Continue reading I Gave Up Anxiety For Lent

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Exploring Motivation

What Is Motivation? The idea of motivation seems fairly straightforward on the surface, but when you don't have the motivation to complete basic daily tasks, you realize it's not that easy. And it can be frustrating to know that your ability to keep your life in order is so dependent on something that feels so… Continue reading Exploring Motivation

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Dementia Caregiving

A diagnosis of dementia in a parent can feel like the beginning of the end. Many caregivers describe the day of diagnosis as the day that they truly lost their parent. It's an isolating feeling, being with your parent while actively missing who they were. Dementia Caregiving Is Painful The changes in your parent highlight… Continue reading Dementia Caregiving