Helping Your Child Work Through Disappointment

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The Match- Working Towards a Goal A few weekends ago, my 6-year-old niece had her first MMA competition- we train at the same gym and it has been so cool watching her get involved in a sport I love so much. She gave it her all and came out with 2 bronze medals and 1 … Read more

How EMDR and DBT Pair Well Together

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EMDR- Basics Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) is a unique type of therapy as it can be a stand-alone modality, but it can also be used in conjunction with a wide range of other psychotherapies. EMDR pulls in many aspects of other major psychotherapies to create a holistic framework for healing. For instance, EMDR … Read more

“Little t” Traumas

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What You Can Expect to Change as a Result of EMDR Therapy- In my previous blog “What Can You Expect to Change as a Result of EMDR Therapy- “Big T” Trauma,” I discussed the difference between “big T” trauma and “little t” trauma and went into more depth about what changes you can expect when … Read more

“Big T” Traumas

What Can You Expect to Change as a Result of EMDR Therapy Okay, I’m going to be blunt right off the bat here- I can’t be 100% sure what you, as an individual, will specifically see as a result of undergoing EMDR. What I can do, though, is provide you with an estimate of what … Read more

My Experiences in EMDR: “Problem’s I’ve had in Processing”

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EMDR, or Eye-Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing, is a unique type of therapy. I’ll encourage you to check out other blogs to get more information about how it can be different, as the differences in EMDR are not the main focus of this blog. Instead, I want to give you all some insight into what my … Read more

What is Parenting Consultation?

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When meeting with parents to consult, I am often struck by the amount of pressure parents face to read parenting books, meet every possible need their child may face, and take full responsibility for their child’s difficulties. Parenting advice is abundant, and expectations placed on parents are exorbitant. Due to the pressures that modern parents … Read more

Lonely, but not Alone

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It’s kind of wild to consider that we have access to so many more people through technology these days. It wasn’t that long ago I had to call my friends past a certain time because that’s when the minutes were free on my family’s phone plan. Or, before having my own cell phone, how I … Read more

Reschedule or Cancel Therapy

One of the problems that impact the quality and effectiveness of mental health treatment for clients is therapist burnout. In recent years, 54% of psychologists and up to 67% of mental health workers reported feeling burned out (Lin et al., 2023; Morse et al., 2012). Clinician burnout is a factor that contributes to high turnover … Read more

ADHD in Girls

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Your Pocket Guide to Understanding ADHD in Girls Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) has for many years been looked at from a mostly male-focused perspective. Only in more recent years has it become more understood that not only do girls also experience ADHD, but that their experiences are unique from some of the more stereotypical … Read more

Shining a Light on Mental Health

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Observing May as Mental Health Awareness Month May is the month dedicated to bringing awareness to mental health. Communities around the world come together in a variety of ways to raise awareness, reduce stigma, promote the importance of, and even raise money for mental health. This month serves as a reminder that mental health is … Read more