As a therapist and trauma survivor myself, one of my all-time favorite quotes is “be the person you need it when you were younger”. This is the essence of inner child healing. Our childhood and teenage years are the most important years developmentally. This includes social emotional development, and also actual brain development. The experiencesContinue reading “What is inner child healing?”
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How does sexual assault affect us
Sexual assault can be one of the most horrifying things that can happen to a human being. It’s important to remember that it’s never the survivors fault, and all the fault belongs with the perpetrator who wanted to do the sexual assault. Unfortunately, millions of young girls and boys are sexually assaulted every year. ThereContinue reading “How does sexual assault affect us”
What is narcissistic love bombing?
You may have heard of love bombing associated with narcissistic or abusive relationships, and wonder what does that mean? Love bombing is one of the really important signs to notice when trying to spot an unhealthy start to a relationship. Love bombing happens at the beginning of a relationship and it’s distinctly different than normalContinue reading “What is narcissistic love bombing?”
How long does grief last?
Losing someone we love whether they died, or a relationship ended can be some of the most difficult pain our heart can go through. There are many factors that determine the depth and the length of our grief. Some of these factors include the depth of the relationship, the closure before the ending, our ownContinue reading “How long does grief last?”
What is sexual assault?
The public knowledge and recognition of sexual assault has increased over the years, especially due to movements like the no more and me too movement. There has been so much gaslighting and victim-blaming in our culture that it has made it hard for survivors of sexual assault to really recognize and admit what happened toContinue reading “What is sexual assault?”
What is dissociation?
Disassociation is taking the world by storm and being a trauma therapist I’m realizing I’m working more and more with dissociation every day. It’s not surprising that dissociation is becoming a huge issue with people nowadays considering all the external distraction stimulation that we constantly have access to. On top of the distraction, we areContinue reading “What is dissociation?”
Therapy for PTSD
Having complex post traumatic stress disorder or PTSD affects our every day lives. We want to feel better within ourselves and within our relationships. Therapy is a really good place to start. So we know that we have PTSD, and we know that we need therapy, but now what? When looking for a trauma therapist,Continue reading “Therapy for PTSD”
What is toxic positivity?
A lot of the clients that I work with are interested in manifesting and the law of attraction. The law of attraction states that whatever energy we put out is what we will get back. Believing in manifesting and the law of attraction are both, in themselves, not harmful at all. They can be helpfulContinue reading “What is toxic positivity?”
Can I do EMDR on Telehealth virtual therapy?
Telehealth therapy has been on the rise ever since COVID showed us that we can do therapy and stay connected virtually. There are some types of therapy that have both clinicians and clients wondering if they can be done successfully and ethically via Telehealth. EMDR is one of these. EMDR, or eye movement decensitization andContinue reading “Can I do EMDR on Telehealth virtual therapy?”
Do I have PTSD?
You probably have heard the term PTSD and if you are on this page you are wondering if you qualify for the diagnosis. There is a lot of information going around about PTSD in recent years so let me help parse out the four main components of PTSD below. 1. AVOIDANCE: Avoidance is one ofContinue reading “Do I have PTSD?”