Many of us have heard the term “emotional vampire” but what does this really mean? And, perhaps more importantly, how do you help yourself if there is one in your life? In this post I share my opinion as a therapist about what an “emotional vampire” really means and provide suggestions for how to deal with them so you can support yourself.
Sometimes the prospect of starting therapy can feel overwhelming – “What will it be like?”, “How do I know the therapist is a good fit for me?”, “How do I afford it?”, etc.. I get it. I remember being in that space myself. That’s why today’s article is all about the 10 things you need to know when considering therapy, a collection of my insights as a therapist with some really helpful tips for you at any stage of your therapy journey.
Sometimes we need just some reassurance to help make it through hard times. This blog post is meant to be that – 101 reasons why it will all be okay. A list of reasons why the world doesn’t suck even though things feel really hard right now. A list of reminders to help you recall your own inner strength and resilience. A list of quotes and musings and reflections on how and why you’ll likely get through this time.
A few weekends ago I saw Wonder Woman and loved it.
I’m not sure if you’ve seen it yet, but I highly recommend you do. Because, as a therapist and feminist, I have some thoughts about why Wonder Woman may matter so much to each of us as women particularly in this day and age.
We’ve all heard the term “Spiritual Bypassing” but what does it actually mean? And what does it have in common with key psychological concepts like psychological integration, The Shadow, and projection? Keep reading to find out and to learn why it’s critical we work to heal this in ourselves for the sake of our relationships and for our overall mental health.
One of the hardest realizations many of us face on our healing journeys is coming to terms with that fact that we were “The Black Sheep” of our families and then doing all the necessary grieving and healing work that may be required of us because of this. But if we do, there is a tremendous amount of growth and healing opportunity if you’re “The Black Sheep”. This post will explore why, how, and what may be needed to help your own personal growth.