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?”

Do I need therapy?

Unlike past times, going to seek mental health therapy has now become mainstream as well as respected and seen as a healthy trait in a potential partner instead of a red flag. Whether or not to seek therapy is something that all of us have considered at some point in our lives. Therapy is notContinue reading “Do I need therapy?”

How to Stop Overthinking

If you’re reading this… welcome to the club! Overthinking is extremely common when it comes to anxiety, daily stressors and/or trauma symptoms. We all the know the feeling… overthinking about something we said or didn’t say, overthinking about a romantic parter, staying up at night replaying the past, future, all of our to do lists,Continue reading “How to Stop Overthinking”

How do I find the right therapist for me?

Finding the right therapist for you can be a daunting process. Making the choice to seek help is such a brave decision but there are many steps in-between admitting our lives would be more fulfilled if we sought help and actually walking into our first session with a therapist. I’ve compiled a list of theContinue reading “How do I find the right therapist for me?”

What is Somatic Therapy?

Somatic therapy has gain popularity over the last 2 years in the therapy realm and beyond. The reason for this is because more and more research is discovering the connection between our brain, body and experiences. Traumatic experiences, anxiety and depression can “get stuck” in our body and nervous system. Therapy that values somatic healingContinue reading “What is Somatic Therapy?”

Do I have trauma symptoms?

Read below to learn about how trauma may show up in your day to day life. We may hear the word trauma and think to ourselves… what the heck does trauma even mean? Trauma is an experience that feels so overwhelming that we cannot process it at the time. Trauma is extremely specific to theContinue reading “Do I have trauma symptoms?”