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” […]
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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? 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 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 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 […]
Systemic Impact of Coronavirus – PTSD for Nurses and Doctors Covid-19 has wreaked havoc in our medical system. And the systemic effect of PTSD for nurses and doctors is being overlooked. In addition to the “normal” exposure of trauma that first responders “sign up for,”. We must consider that since the pandemic began, first […]
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 […]
Guide to Surviving Conversations in 2020 Post Election Anxiety The 2020 post election anxiety has contributed to an incredibly stressful time for many of us. As we gear up for the holiday season during COVID, I thought it pertinent to write about ways to communicate about post election anxiety with various individuals around many […]
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 […]
Why Do Marriages Fail During Covid? We are here to answer “why do marriages fail,” especially for those of you getting divorced during coronavirus. During COVID, many marriages have remained in close quarters with limited interaction with others. As a couple’s therapist, I have seen many couples and/or relationships struggling due to quarantine, and […]