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Finding Authentic Joy Amidst Chaos

“Joy to the World!” Every song on the radio, department store window, advertisement on television, and passerby on the street seem to be proclaiming “ ‘tis the season to be jolly!”

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A Therapist’s Thoughts on Telehealth

Here we are in 2021! We made it.  As many have written before me, 2020 was a year unlike any other.   We faced a global pandemic, a divisive election, and a myriad of social issues.  While these events were beyond our control on a personal level, it forced many to reflect on themselves and subsequently seek mental health treatment.

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It’s Ok Not to Be Okay

What is therapy REALLY like? In response to this question, I have the permission and privilege of sharing a blog written by a client who tells the story of her journey of contemplating attending therapy and what it has been like for her since she started. May you find this blog as helpful as I did. Special thanks to the person who allowed me to share this.

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The Tissue Box and My Observations

A counselor friend of mine said she dubbed her client seating area as “the crying couch” and I’ve referred to the loveseat in my own office as that many times over.  One of the most vulnerable moments in therapy is when a person sheds tears while sharing their hurts, regrets, guilt, shame, and other emotions.

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Through the Eyes of a Therapist

Have you ever wondered what your therapist REALLY thinks about you?  Or what they are writing on their little note pad during sessions?  I’m here today to reveal the secrets, although they aren’t really secrets. 

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