The ABC’s of Coping

As any therapist new and old will tell you, discussing the usefulness of coping skills is vital with clients of all ages.  I personally tend to have these conversations with my clients more often than […]

A Self-Care Christmas

Like the vast majority of Earth’s population, I dread the commercialization of the holiday season. Everywhere you look there are ads for this year’s gizmo, gadget, and whatchamacallit. The ads have a way of guilt […]

Emotional Intelligence

“Your ability to hold space, practice compassion, empathy, vulnerability, and self-awareness creates exponentially more value than your ability to solve problems, crunch numbers, or strategize. In everything. Leadership, entrepreneurship, and relationships. Heart over head. Capacity […]

“Ass Burgers”

“Ass burgers. It’s a burger for your ass.” It’s not the most mature way to approach this topic but I think about that quote all the time. Mostly because it’s hilarious. Ass burgers. The […]

Taking Risks Can Lead to Happiness

Caring for one’s self is the most important thing you can do, but can also be the most difficult. There needs to be a balance that cannot always be easy to see. It can be […]

Embrace Your Crazy

I am a mental health counselor with a mental illness. I know, hard to believe, right? I have my own mental health issues that span the better part of the last fifteen years. I suffer […]

Incorporating the Old Into The New

At my own counseling session the other day, I presented an interesting conundrum to my therapist. I informed my her that I finally tapped into parts of my personality that were hidden since my high […]