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”
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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?”
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?”
What is IFS (internal family systems) therapy?
IFS (internal family systems) therapy is probably the most popular and growing therapy of recent times. It was actually developed from family systems theory turning it inward and shown how applicable it could be to our internal systems. To put it simply, IFS focuses on our different parts (such as one part of me feelsContinue reading “What is IFS (internal family systems) therapy?”
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?”