Should I Choose Dialectic Behavioral Therapy (DBT)? This is a question I’ve been asked repeatedly over the years, especially as I’ve begun to advocate for it repeatedly and publicly. The answer is both yes and no. That answer might surprise some of you when you consider how much and how strongly I advocate that everyone … Continue reading Should I Choose Dialectic Behavioral Therapy (DBT)?
In today’s blog we will be looking at the benefits of how and why therapy animals can work as support within our every day lives. We can all attest to the mood lifting and stress relieving benefits of having an animal within our lives. With our lives getting incredibly busy, you can’t help to smile … Continue reading Therapy Animals – How and why they work as support
The calendar says spring is fast approaching, but for many of us, winter rages on. We cling to the moments of sunshine while wading through many inches of snow, longing for warmer days, pretty flowers, and the sound of happy birds. The longer winter is, the harder it becomes to battle back against the winter … Continue reading Successfully Surviving the Winter Blues
For as many good reasons there are for seeking therapy, there are as many doubts people have about visiting a mental health counselor. Let’s look at a few...
There are a lot of stereotypes out there about counseling, and what it is they do. But, without experiencing it for yourself, it's hard to know exactly what it means to seek therapy, and what goes on. Do they really “shrink our brains”? Are they just getting paid to hear rich people whine about their … Continue reading 5 Things I Want Others To Know About Therapy
We all have times where we feel overwhelmed or troubled, but sometimes things get too much. Often we need someone to talk to people often think that you have to have a mental health problem to see a therapist but this is not the case. Some people have phobias or may need to work on … Continue reading 7 Tips For Finding A Good Therapist
So you’ve done your homework, signed up with a therapist and/or psychiatrist, and have begun receiving therapy. How do you know you and your therapist are a good fit? How do you know you are getting the treatment that you need? How do you know if it is helping you? Four simple ways to tell … Continue reading Four Signs Your Therapy Is Working
I’m on a new adventure…. I have been stable for three years. No manic episodes. No manic-depressive episodes. So, we explored the idea of me going off one of the medications that makes me tired and causes me to gain weight. There’s nothing wrong with being on medication. There’s no shame in it. Even once … Continue reading Leaving The Medication Behind.
Parents with children going to therapy – be encouraged! You’re doing great! #FullHouse
It can be overwhelming when a doctor says your child has to start therapy