The Healing Power of “Letting Go”

Many people have grown up in a dysfunctional family or a specific culture that taught them to always put other people’s needs and feelings before their own. The end result is they neglect themselves physically and emotionally.

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The Lingering Effects of COVID-19

Although I believe we are truly a step closer to the end of this devastating pandemic, the mental health residue and various manifestations of PTSD continue to impact all of us.

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Hope For our Future and the Ongoing Need for Self-Care

I don't think we have ever been more challenged to balance the impact of extraordinary external and systemic stressors and unrest with an ongoing need to be arbiters of hope and optimism for our anxious, angry, or overwhelmed clients.

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Trauma, Eating Disorders, and Other Self-Destructive Behaviors

I was delighted to participate in a podcast with Jodie Gale, a clinician practicing in Australia who is passionate about promoting healing, self-development, and spiritual growth for women. In this...

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10 Tips to Stop The Diet-Binge Cycle and Re-claim Your Body!

Despite what all those weight loss ads tell you, being able to fit into a size zero bikini should not be your greatest life accomplishment.  Nor will it help you achieve true happiness, inner peace, self-confidence or self-worth.

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The Importance of Trauma Informed Assessments

Many years ago, when I was in graduate school, I was taught the assessment phase of treatment should take place in the first one to three sessions, followed by six...

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When Words Fail – Using Words

Ever experienced a roadblock in therapy with a client when asking important questions? Drawing can be incredibly valuable tool to help clients express and articulate what they’re feeling. Get to...

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Connecting Trauma and Spirituality

Learn why it’s important to view clients through a bio-psychosocial and spiritual lens, and how to how to assess for spiritual resources.

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Is it Time to Return to Your Face-to-Face Practice?

Five months ago, the decision to switch to tele-therapy was made for us when our communities went into lockdown. Regardless of how we philosophically or clinically felt about the pros and cons of online therapy, if we wanted to continue our therapeutic work, we accepted the fact that subscribing to an online platform was a reality and a necessity.

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Dysregulated Newborns and The Need for Parental Education and Support

In the best circumstances, caretakers respond to an infant’s cries with kindness and compassion. But consider how challenging the crying combined with sleep deprivation must be for caretakers who either have a history of trauma or don’t get the support that they deserve and need in the early months of being new parents.

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