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.
It’s Not About You: Understanding Adoptee Search, Reunion, & Open Adoption for adoptive and birth parents & their therapists. It has been a labor of love for me to produce this for you.
Regardless of the future of the health insurance structure, your best possible option may be direct pay. It allows you to be in control of frequency, length of treatment, and selecting the best provider for you.
Brain-based therapy techniques can help clients experience unique breakthroughs, especially when “talk therapy” methods are at a standstill. Power therapies unlock creativity, process trauma, and help clients make significant progress. Brainspotting & EMDR are often compared.
Did you know that depression can increase life insurance premiums? In the long run, I believe that paying for counseling “out of pocket” will be less expensive for my clients than utilizing insurance benefits.
In 2017, join the Intentional Love Challenge. Every few weeks, you will receive a new challenge of something you can do to improve your relationship. A brief pre and post survey will help you see the difference the challenges have made in your relationshi
Brainspotting is a technique for processing traumas, negative cognitions, and difficult emotions. It was developed out of EMDR and provides deeper and faster processing with more powerful and comprehensive resolutions.
Each one of us has a valuable, meaningful life experience, and sharing our stories with each other is what keeps us connected and moving forward with understanding and tolerance. I strongly believe we need to make mental health discussions a comfortable t
Learn more about the wonderful contributing authors to It’s Not About You: Understanding Adoptee Search, Reunion, & Open Adoption. The group includes people I admire, people I have worked with, friends, and some I am just getting to know.
If your psyche is represented by a school bus who is in the driver’s seat? Is it who you want to be driving or has someone else elbowed your Self away from the steering wheel? Internal Family Systems (IFS) is a parts therapy that many find easy to recognize in their daily lives.
Too often in hopes of helping children ‘get over’ minor (or sometimes not so minor) experiences, we try to not talk about it, unintentionally dismissing and minimizing their emotions. We think they will forget, but they do not.
Grieving the death of my Uncle Harry has me thinking more about the process of grief and the impact of different losses on our lives.
When kids have experienced food scarcity, it is important for food to be consistent and available at all times. Food is the most basic way we nurture; not only is it important, but the way we present it is important.