The Art of Unburdening Oneself by Letting Go

I just got back from a wonderful experience abroad talking to physicians about trauma. It’s always so gratifying to help them make connections between somatic symptoms that have no organic...

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The Power of Secure Attachment

Drawing inspiration from the arrival of her newest grandson, Jonah Avery, Lisa explores the fundamental role of attachment in shaping a child's future. From understanding the consequences of insecure attachment to the reparative power of the therapeutic relationship, this insightful read offers a deeper understanding of the experiences that can impact and shape your clients' lives.

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The Transformative Power of Post Traumatic Growth

A Podcast with Lisa Ferentz and Ginny Priem Lisa and Ginny delve into the different facets of post-traumatic growth including re-accessing personal strengths, a belief in new possibilities, and a...

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The Vital Role of Mental Health Clinicians in Addressing Trauma Survivors’ Shame

Shame can be dramatically reduced when clients experience unconditional, nonjudgmental compassion within the therapeutic relationship from their mental health clinician. Although I believe everyone has a wise and compassionate part...

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Is Hybrid Therapy The New Normal?

When Covid first began, it took some convincing to encourage clients to transition to tele-therapy. There were concerns that treatment wouldn’t be as effective, wouldn’t feel the same, and the...

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Transforming Your Clients’ Inner Critic: The Power of Positive Self-Talk

As a therapist, I am constantly reminded of the importance of our inner monologue and how it impacts our sense of self-worth, self-confidence, and self-esteem. Our thoughts and beliefs about...

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Be Your Own Valentine: Acts of Self-Care to Brighten Your Day

In my therapy practice, I’ve often noticed an increase in stress, anxiety, and depressed mood around the time of Valentine’s Day. People who are not in committed relationships report feeling more...

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Overcoming Illness with the Power of Positive Self-Talk

I want to share a personal experience with you. For the entire month of January, I was stricken with pneumonia. It was debilitating and, at times, frightening. Allergic reactions to...

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The Challenges and Stressors of Going Home for the Holidays

Despite how television ads depict the holiday season, for many people this can be a time of great ambivalence and emotional overwhelm. There is a universal expectation and cultural push...

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Daylight Savings Time: Prepare for an Increase in Anxiety and Depression

As we prepare for daylight savings time, it’s important for clinicians to remember that less sunshine and the earlier onset of darkness can trigger or exacerbate episodes of anxiety, depression,...

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