How many times have you made a New Year’s Resolution and mid-year realized you made no progress and the resolution is now forgotten? (If you could see me, my hand is raised.) Yes, I am a therapist and I’ve failed at New Year’s Resolution’s. I can’t say how many times this has occurred, but I… Continue reading Work “Smarter” for Your Goals
It’s been one of those weeks where things aren’t going my way. Earlier in the week, I was at the point of throwing my hands up in the air and crawling back into bed or under my rock (whichever was closest was the best option). Instead, I decided on my motto to get me through… Continue reading A Therapist is a Person too…
Trauma is defined as an emotional wound/shock that creates substantial lasting damage to the psychological development of a person. Trauma can also be described as whatever the brain perceives as threatening. The brain and the body experience the situation the same whether the threat is perceived or real. As you can probably imagine from… Continue reading What Defines Something As Traumatic?
Did you know that recovery exists even in the financial world? No, that doesn’t mean your portfolio will suddenly triple in size or that your 401K will allow you to retire early! Many people find when they are in recovery for an addiction, that addiction often makes a radical turn to a new and undiscovered… Continue reading IS FINANCIAL RECOVERY POSSIBLE?
Have you ever watched a TV show depicting a therapist? Have you ever noticed that they always portray the therapist saying, “…and how does that make you feel?” Most people laugh at this. Although, people who have been to therapy know that feelings are often a major focus area in sessions. It seems silly, but… Continue reading Feelings 101
The recent shooting at a Florida high school has shaken many of us across the country. Not only has it devastated those families directly involved, but it has ensued fear and concern for parents, school aged kids, teachers, law enforcement, and many others. So many parents find themselves at a loss for how to talk… Continue reading In the face of tragedy, what do you tell your kids?
By now most of us have at least heard about the Netflix series “13 Reasons Why.” And even if you haven’t heard about it, there is a real good chance the adolescents in your life have. It is rated MA, and commonsensemedia.org has rated it 16+. However, many of the teens and preteens I work… Continue reading 13 Reasons Why
Some more specific considerations to keep in mind with regard to trauma are the fact that specific cultural, familial, and generational components can exacerbate trauma responses even more. For example, an individual with a Jewish background whose family has survived the Holocaust (even several generations out), can still carry much of the trauma that their ancestors experienced.… Continue reading Certain Trauma Considerations In Uncertain Times
If you are alive and breathing, there is no doubt you are aware of the many changes that have been abruptly taking place in the world around us. Anytime there is a seismic shift in our environment, whether it be a natural disaster or a shift in political leadership, it can have a significant impact on many… Continue reading Sign of the Times: Change, Uncertainty, and Trauma – Oh My!
In parts one through three of this series, we have covered the different levels of care for addressing sex addiction. While these are the most common methods of treatment for sex addiction, it is certainly not an exhaustive list of all the components of treatment. Also, careful consideration should be made that the course of… Continue reading What Does Sex Addiction Treatment Look Like Part 4: Treatment Planning Is Not One Size Fits All