Sexual Assault is devastating for both the Survivor and the people who love her/him. Often, those around the survivor find themselves at a loss for words due to their own vicarious trauma from the event. The experiences for these secondary victims vary depending on the person and sometimes even on the [...]
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It seems hard to believe, but most people who question their knowledge feel like a fraud. As a matter of fact, a majority of professionals feel like they were just “winging it”. This phenomenon is called Imposter Syndrome, a term coined by Pauline Clance and Suzanne Imes in 1978. It is basically when very skilled [...]
A few years ago my son who was about 5 years old said to me one summer, “mom, I feel sad”. This happened day after day. I started asking questions, “Why are you sad?” he didn’t know. “What can I do to make you happy?” he didn’t know. Finally, I asked him, “When did you [...]
Behavior patterns can develop over time in a marriage that can foster feelings of dissatisfaction. In turn, this dissatisfaction can lead to anxiety and depression in one spouse or the other. Parenting behavior pattern differences are a major cause of friction in marriages, as well as anxiety and depression. In fact, [...]
A panic attack is the sudden onset of extreme symptoms of anxiety. These include at least four of these symptoms: intense fear or discomfort, pounding heart, palpitations, shaking, difficulties breathing, choking feeling, chest pain or discomfort, nausea or abdominal distress, feeling dizzy or lightheaded, de-realization or depersonalization, fear of losing control, [...]
Neuroplasticity is a topic that I find fascinating. When I meet with clients who are feeling hopeless or frustrated with the path they are on, I always educate them about neuroplasticity therapy. It offers hope in a way that is easy to conceptualize for clients. It is concrete and backed by science. The basic [...]
According to Jenn: I am trained in EMDR therapy and I have found it can alleviate many different types of emotional distress. EMDR therapy was originally developed to treat Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. Over time, clinicians started finding it useful for treating many emotional struggles. Some of them are listed below: Mental Struggle Depression [...]
Studies show good health is all important Merging Ideas: Psychotherapy in the Workplace As a Psychotherapist, I regularly see how people have internal barriers to their own progress. People are often driven by previous belief systems from both the Family of Origin or by a collection of events that make them question themselves. [...]