Harnessing the Power of Neurocounseling in Therapy

I am delighted to have Dr. Heidi Schreiber-Pan, an esteemed expert in mental health and advocate for nature’s healing power, sharing her insights on Neurocounseling. As Clinical Director at Chesapeake...

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Why So Serious? How Playfulness Brings Breakthroughs in Trauma Therapy

It’s my great pleasure to share TJ Matton’s creative and important work with all of you. TJ is a social worker and psychotherapist, and passionate about the transformative power of...

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Resilience in the Face of Israel’s War: Strategies for Managing Vicarious Trauma

This week I was asked to speak at a local synagogue to offer community members strategies to help them navigate the vicarious trauma they’ve been experiencing from the war in...

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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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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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Acknowledging Simone Biles’ Courage

I’ve always had very ambivalent feelings about the Olympics. On the one hand, they represented extraordinary determination, commitment, and courage. It was astonishing and moving to see what human beings...

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Using CARESS to Work with Self-Destructive Behaviors

Many adolescent and adult clients with histories of trauma, abuse, neglect and other pain narratives are vulnerable to using self-destructive behaviors to self-soothe or dissociate from unresolved pain. By incorporating CARESS into the therapeutic process, you can give clients meaningful things to do when they get the impulse to self-harm.

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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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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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15 Ways to “Power Down” for the Summer

As we continue to navigate social distancing and attempt to keep track of what the latest “phase” allows us to do, whatever else your plans include, my hope is that you use a good part of your summer to “power down.” 

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