Why Should I Consider Group Therapy?

By Guest Author / May 20, 2022

Therapy can seem uncomfortable; You have a total stranger asking questions about your personal life and encouraging you to share information that you would rather keep private. What could be uncomfortable than therapy with one stranger? Some might say therapy with multiple strangers- aka group therapy. So why does group therapy exist?

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If being (mentally) healthy was easy, I wouldn’t have a job

By Guest Author / March 8, 2022

Mental health continues to be more understood and respected in our society, but not without challenge. Between different theories, styles, and approaches it can often be overwhelming on what to trust is the “right” answer to life’s problems. The real question to ask yourself, though, is what is the healthiest choice for me?

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Let’s Talk About Self-Care

By Guest Author / February 3, 2022

Self-care has become such a buzz word in the media that we can barely go a day without hearing it marketed to us from all directions.
Whether it is to buy the latest skin care item or yoga class, self-care has become the marketing catch all used by everyone from big businesses to healthcare, but what is self-care? And will of its promises really bring us a better quality of life?

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A New Approach to a New Year

By Joshua Nichols / January 1, 2022

Very rarely have I heard a story of someone successfully sticking with their New Year’s resolutions. I have heard plenty of stories of people not making it through January before calling a quits. It seems to me that more and more people are abandoning this age old tradition in its entirety simply…

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The Obligatory Back-to-School Blog

By Guest Author / August 9, 2021

Oh boy, back to school! How exciting and terrifying. As a general statement, I think it’s safe to say that most of us are ready for more of a routine and the school year is the best time for that. But we don’t know what we don’t know. If the last year and a half has taught us anything, it’s that

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Creating a Recovery Plan for Couples in Betrayal Trauma Recovery

By Carrie Kyger / June 30, 2021

One of the hardest parts as a therapist is to watch a client struggle. In the work I do, a good majority of my clients are facing the devastation of a betrayal trauma. Betrayal trauma is what it sounds like – feeling traumatized by the experience of betrayal. It is most often, but not always, associated with relational infidelity and sex addiction. This type of pain has often been described to me as one of the most painful experiences one will have in a lifetime. I also see it in the tears, questions, and tormented eyes of most of my clients.

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What My Cats Taught Me about Self-Care During the Pandemic | Mindy Rhoades

By Guest Author / March 11, 2021

The first time I heard about self-care, I laughed. I really thought it was a joke. Now, years later, I am so glad that my graduate program emphasized its importance and that the world at large has come to understand how crucial self-care is to our overall well-being. Ultimately, I define self-care as being able to say yes and no, to both ourselves and others, as we need to. While I like to think I was pretty good at self-care, 2020 put that to the test. Somehow I don’t think I’m alone in that.

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My Journey as a Play Therapist | Nancy Soliz

By Guest Author / February 8, 2021

A Sneak Peek at the NEW Play Therapy Room By Nancy Soliz There is nothing more fun and livelier than a child engaged in play.  As many of us do,…

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A Pandemic Holiday: It Is What It Is | Mary E.M. Scruggs

By Guest Author / December 9, 2020

The holiday season is upon us; and with everything going on these days (i.e., global pandemic), I often find myself asking a lot of questions. I’m fairly certain given the…

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Creative Communication: The Power of Art Therapy | Alexandra Steward

By Guest Author / November 11, 2020

Whenever I visit my grandmother, or “Nanna” as all the grandkids call her, we paint together and she tells me stories about her life from long ago. She would delight…

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