Talking to Your Child about Mental Health and Suicide

It is Suicide Prevention Month, and it is a great time to talk to your child or teen about mental health issues. This isn't an easy conversation to have with an adult, much less your child, when there might be a lot of emotion or fear involved on your part. Here are a few tips that, hopefully, help ease some...[ read more ]

Losing the Weight of Mom Guilt

From the moment a woman decides to have a child, a million decisions come her way. Epidural vs. unmedicated. Open adoption vs. closed. Breastfeeding vs. bottle feeding. Homeschool vs. public school. And, often, it seems like no matter what she chooses, someone will have something negative to say about it. Enter the dreaded mom guilt. As mothers, it sometimes feels...[ read more ]

Dealing with Intrusive Thoughts

We have all experienced having a song stuck in our head – singing and humming the melody completely unconsciously, annoying everyone around us, and ourselves. But what do we do when our thoughts get stuck in our heads? And better yet, what do we do when those thoughts feel upsetting or even frightening? One technique I suggest to my clients...[ read more ]

Ways to Boost Your Mood Starting Today

Let's be honest- sometimes it's hard to shake the funk. We get stuck in these ruts and it feels like no matter what we do, we're spinning the tires and getting no where. Faking it "til you make it" gets exhausting and burnout quickly approaches. We talk to our friends and family and often we're reminded that "you'll get past...[ read more ]

5 Common Misconceptions About Therapy

We often allow our judgments or preconceived notions to be a major factor in making decisions. Sometimes, this is OK and completely appropriate. For instance, if I'm standing on the side of a busy road and see a car speeding towards me, that judgment telling me that I'm in danger would save my life- by allowing me to make the...[ read more ]

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