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4 Tips to Reduce and Manage Anger

4 Tips to Reduce and Manage Anger

There are some human emotions that have earned quite a bad reputation. These include fear, shame, and anxiety. Anger, however, might be at the top of the list. As far as I know, no one is signing up for joy management but anger management? Yeah, it’s a thing and it’s...

Why Are These Memories Coming Up Now?

Why Are These Memories Coming Up Now?

It is a common reaction to trauma to enter a dissociative state where we disconnect from our experience as a way to protect ourselves from emotional and physical pain. In this state, memories of our experience can get pushed to the periphery of our conscious...

Anxiety: When Walls Of Protection Become A Prison

Anxiety: When Walls Of Protection Become A Prison

Anxiety is a treacherous companion. It is a master at spinning a yarn from the smallest of threads.  It tells us stories designed to frighten us in the name of “protecting” us. If we believe such stories, we may start building walls of protection for ourselves. When...

Be SMARTER about your goals….

Be SMARTER about your goals….

One regret I have is not being consistent about setting and monitoring progress for personal and professional goals earlier in my life.  A few years ago, I came across the Full Focus Planner, a goal setting/day planner system, and it changed the way I thought about...

What can I expect to do in therapy?

What can I expect to do in therapy?

Now that you’ve decided to reach out for help, you might have extra questions about the therapy experience.  What will it be like?  How long it last?  How do they handle billing?  These are all things that you will want to discuss with whomever you are looking to work...

Avoiding Your Avoidance?

Avoiding Your Avoidance?

Uncomfortable situations.  Difficult conversations.  Acknowledging a problem. Facing the reality of a bad relationship. Posting a blog on avoidance….. These are all things that people actively avoid.  What you avoid can unfortunately define you just as much as the...

Online Therapy: Myth and Reality

Online Therapy: Myth and Reality

Unless you’ve been on another planet for the last few months you’ve probably noticed almost every healthcare provider except dentistry is being handled online at this point.  With the surge of coronavirus cases recently it will likely be for some time before in-person...

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