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January 27, 2020

“A child can teach an adult three things:

to be happy for no reason,

to always be busy with something,

and to know how to demand with all his might that which he desires.”
― Paulo Coelho

January 18, 2020

Here are some book recommendations to supplement therapy.  I will periodically update this post. Happy Reading!

Self-Care & Personal Growth:

-The Gifts of Imperfection by Brene Brown

-Boundaries: Where You End & I Begin by Ann Katherine

-Daring Greatly by Brene Brown

-Emoti...

September 30, 2015

This website has a wealth of information for adults, teens, and parents who have been affected by self-harm.  Self-harm has been a growing concern that keeps coming up in the clients I encounter, especially with teens.  Cornell Univeristy has put together many helpful...

September 30, 2015

Here's a link to a concise description of what play therapy is, how it works, and who would benefit from it.  

 

Play Therapy Makes a Difference

 

 

 

September 30, 2015

Here is a list of "Bill of Rights of Survivors of Emotional Abuse".  I came across it at a training about the effects of emotional manipulation.  If you or someone you know has been in a manipulative or emotionally abusive relationship, this is a great tool to regain a...

February 27, 2015

Most people feel at least some anxiety when taking tests.  A certain level of stress actually keeps people alert and helps them perform at their optimum level.  Overwhelming anxiety, however, hinders concentration, critical thinking, and decreases performance. When peo...

February 27, 2015

There’s quite the spectrum between guardedness and oversharing.  Many people struggle with that catch-22 of “I need to feel trust in order to be vulnerable, and I need to be vulnerable in order to truly trust.”  Brene Brown speaks in profound and relevant ways about th...

February 27, 2015

Stress is basically any change you have to adapt to.  Good or bad, positive or negative, large or small, change causes stress, but it’s not all bad.   Imagine feeling stress-free all the time; you might not get anything done or engage in life at all.  If nothing ever c...

December 15, 2014

I found a helpful handout on the different aspects of self-care.  Here's the link.  Take care of yourself, folks.  

 

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Disclaimer:  My writings are a combination of opinions, research, and professional experiences. Reading this blog does not constitute a therapeutic relationship and does not reflect professional advice.  For professional advice, you should seek services of a mental health professional.