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.

The Adoption Connection Podcast interview: Brainspotting for Adoptive Families

The Adoption Connection Podcast interview: Brainspotting for Adoptive Families

A few months ago, I was able to sit down with Lisa Qualls of The Adoption Connection to share a little bit about Brainspotting for adoptive families. We discuss what Brainspotting is, why I recommend it for Adoption Therapy, implicit v. explicit memories, and why your child doesn’t need to talk about their trauma for therapy to work. We also touch on ways that foster and adoptive parents can integrate Brainspotting principles into their parenting. 

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Podcast Interview: Write to Heal and Create Community

Podcast Interview: Write to Heal and Create Community

Last Summer, I had the opportunity to record a podcast with Dr. Kathryn Guylay of Make Everything Fun. She was able to weave the conversation from publishing books to community to passions to Brainspotting to Imago Relationship Therapy and online courses – so many things I love. 

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5 Ways Adoptive Families Can Celebrate Birthmother’s Day

5 Ways Adoptive Families Can Celebrate Birthmother’s Day

Birthmother’s day, traditionally the Saturday before Mother’s Day, started in 1990. Some adoptive families like to dedicate this day to the first mother, while others like to celebrate both adoptive mothers and birthmothers on Mother’s Day. Truly, whatever works best for your family is probably the right answer, but recognizing and celebrating your child’s birthmother during the weekend will be beneficial to your child emotionally and your parent-child relationship.

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Rethinking New Years & Normalcy

There is a lot of insecurity for a lot of people right now, but our children seem to be more secure than ever before. Maybe 2020 wasn’t all bad. My newest NYE tradition is thankfulness and reflection.

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