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 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?”
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?”
Signs I have Outgrown my Friendship
Friendships are one of the biggest gifts we have in life. Finding quality friendships can take just as much time, effort and energy that finding romantic love does. All that being said, it’s very important that we keep quality friendships in our lives and begin to recognize signs if we are outgrowing that relationship. HereContinue reading “Signs I have Outgrown my Friendship”
Do I Need EMDR Therapy?
EMDR, eye movement desensitization and reprocessing, is an effective type of therapy that aids in reprocessing traumatic memories in the past. If you’ve heard a loved one who has had incredible healing experiences from doing EMDR with their therapist, you may be wondering if EMDR therapy is right for you. I’ve compiled a list ofContinue reading “Do I Need EMDR Therapy?”