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The Importance of Being Understood Instead of Right Fighting in Relationships

The Importance of Being Understood Instead of Right Fighting in Relationships   A common issue we hear from our clients is communication, their lack of being understood and “right fighting” for a particular perspective.    Many couples will say in a session “we can’t communicate.”    Clinically, this may signify that the therapist will “translate” […]

What is Gender Dysphoria? 

What is Gender Dysphoria?    Gender dysphoria is the term used when someone experiences distress from their body based on their gender identity or expression.    In other words, someone who was born biologically one sex and assigned a specific gender. If this person feels distressed surrounding their body, genitals, and / or other aspects […]

How Do Therapists Become Therapists?

How Do Therapists Become Therapists?   I am often asked how to become a therapist and what path I took to become one. There are often a lot of assumptions surrounding the process and so I wanted to offer some insight for people who either want to become one, have a therapist, or just are […]

Conflict and COVID-19 – The Bubble System

Conflict and covid-19 seem to go hand-in-hand in our mental health practice. Something that is a pattern is the conflict surrounding people’s COVID-19 “bubbles” (and how to manage those boundaries). Many a session, I have spent speaking with couple’s, families, and individuals about negotiating boundaries around COVID-19 and how to do so appropriately. The biggest […]

Grief During Quarantining and COVID

Grief During Quarantining and COVID   During the last 10 months something that has been clearer in my clinical practice is grief and the intersection of COVID-19.  During this pandemic there are varying levels of grief that my clients are experiencing as a result of COVID-19.    What is Grief? Grief is the experience of […]

Post Election Stress and Using Compassionate Communication

Post Election Stress and Using Compassionate Communication    If you haven’t read part 1 of our post election stress series, please click here.  Post election stress is here to stay as we transition administrations.  In the meantime, we will give you our specific examples on how to communicate during this time.    Use Compassionate and […]

Are You Gender Conforming or Gender Non Conforming? 

Are You Gender Conforming or Gender Non Conforming?    Gender conforming and gender non conforming are common words utilized in our society today. Read our blog post to learn more about Gender Expression and Gender Non Conforming.   What is Gender Conforming? Gender conforming individuals are people who adhere to “normative” cultural standards surrounding gender […]