Blog & Updates

Currently, I primarily blog on this website, although admittedly not as frequently as recommended. Writing can be wonderfully therapeutic in a variety of ways. Whether you share what you write with the whole world, just your therapist, or no one, I hope you can experience the self-discovery, emotional dumping, and joy that writing can bring. And I hope you find this blog to be interesting and informational.

March News & Resources for the Adoption Constellation

March News & Resources for the Adoption Constellation

Welcome! For a few years, I have been sending a monthly email of resources to therapists interested in best supporting their clients who are a part of the adoption constellation. Starting with this blog, I want to publish a similar version for 'clients' - those in the...

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11 People Triggered by Photo Sharing Assignments

11 People Triggered by Photo Sharing Assignments

Getting to know you, back to school, introduce yourself exercises asking kids (or adults) to share photos can be a trauma trigger for way more people than you realize.Senior year and graduation events can be especially painful. I would recommend moving toward sharing “favorite photos” rather than “little you” pics.

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Adoption: All is welcome here

Adoption: All is welcome here

It was a joy to get to talk with Dr. Mark Grixti about our shared passions of Brainspotting and Adoption Therapy on his podcast. Therapists and attachment figures can benefit from fully meeting the child’s expression of their emotional world unconditionally to let their system feel heard and facilitate co-regulation. Pressures of time and expectation of outcome can inadvertently impede the sense of trust and safety in the therapeutic relationship

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