When I was younger, my aunt shared with me this idea of friendship categories when discussing the many types of friendships I was experiencing. This "theory" on categorization was really helpful, and it is something I often share with clients, specifically adolescent c...

Social media has really made an impact since it was first introduced. Last month's blog discussed how social media can create loneliness and depression. This blog will focus more on the changes it (or any overuse of screen time) can make in your brain and how to limit...

Is social media depression really a thing? Well, technically it isn't in the "DSM 5", but I think it's real. Social media was originally designed to help connect people; ironically enough, now that it has become a big part of our society, it is disconnecting people ins...

The holidays are here, and the stress is high. For some of us, the stress we are experiencing is good. Celebration with family is enjoyable. For others, it may be more complicated. Celebrating with family is challenging. Some people don't feel connected to their famili...

The last blog in this series addressed things to know before starting therapy to help prevent it from not working. This one will address reasons why it may not work once it has already started. 

Below are some reasons why therapy may not be working:

1. Giving suggestions...

You made the decision to start therapy, and now things aren’t really going as well as you would have hoped they would go. Therapy is not only a very personal and private choice, sometimes it is hard to know what to expect when you haven’t ever been before. If you don't...

In today's society, self care isn't always cheap. It can sometimes cause more stress (and even guilt) for spending the money on yourself. Just because you don't have the financial means, does not mean that your self care should take a back seat to your obligations. Her...

Every therapist has certain things that they tend to say more often than not. We have these phrases because not only are the messages important, they can be easily forgotten.  While each therapist has their own unique style and common phrases, I have listed my top 5 be...

July 18, 2018

Most anyone you talk to will say they try to avoid office politics. I've heard a variety of horror stories that allude to manipulation, sabotage, power struggles, and petty gossip. However, I've also heard stories where people team up together and make positive changes...

June 18, 2018

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