Addressing Suicide and Its Impact

Suicide is frighteningly prevalent in the United States. It’s the 10th leading cause of death, and every 12 minutes another life is lost. It’s estimated that for every person who commits suicide, six people are intimately impacted. Sadly, it often takes the suicide of celebrities to bring the tragic issue back into the spotlight. Loved...

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Making a Case for Sober Dating

A 2014 survey found that “36.4 of singles drink before going out,” and “nearly 50% drink an average of two to three drinks during the date.”

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Posturing for Therapeutic Success

Noticing the way clients hold their bodies in therapy can give us important information about their deeper feelings, needs and self-worth.

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The Value of Expressive Therapies

Understand the value of incorporating expressive modalities into your work with clients, allowing them to access their traumatic experiences in a safe therapeutic environment.

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Working With Client’s Dissociation

I’m often asked by clinicians how to best handle that challenging moment in therapy when a client suddenly “zones out” or “checks out.” 

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Internal vs. External Validation

Understand the difference between internal and external validation, and how to help clients find a balance between the two that will strengthen their self-worth.

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Helping Clients with Healing Mantras

    As is often the case, the topic for this post is inspired by a client.  A wonderful woman, processing co-dependency said in the middle of her session, “Give me a mantra, so I can remember what we worked on today.”  That was actually easy, because all I had to do was reflect back...

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The Power of Expressive Modalities

Trauma therapists now understand that simply engaging traumatized clients in “talk therapy” all session, every session, will not help them achieve the level of processing and healing they want and deserve.

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Installing and Enhancing Gratitude

Here’s how you can install and enhance a sense of gratitude into the lives of your clients’, who have a history of trauma and pain.

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Sexual Predators in the News: Beyond the Casting Couch

We are currently experiencing a sea change in terms of the number of victims coming forward accusing successful, powerful, and narcissistic men of sexual harassment, assault, and sexually inappropriate behaviors.  These despicable practices are being employed by a diverse range of professionals: politicians, actors, movie producers, news anchors, and television executives. The common denominator is...

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