Breaking the Silence: Recognizing and Healing Coercive Control in Relationships

Coercive control is a hidden pattern of controlling and manipulative behaviors that strips away an individual's freedom and autonomy in a relationship.

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Art Therapy as an Integrative Approach to Trauma Recovery

Discover how Peggy Kolodny's unique journey led to a groundbreaking approach blending creative interventions with trauma theories in art therapy.

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Making the Case for the Complex PTSD Diagnosis

When clients witness or directly experience events that are subjectively traumatic or life threatening and they are unable to process, metabolize, or heal those experiences, they are likely to develop symptoms associated with PTSD.

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6 Steps to Increase Hope in Challenging Times

Along with everything else you work on in sessions, bringing a genuine sense of hope and optimism to treatment is an essential ingredient in the therapeutic relationship. Therapy is often...

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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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