Avoidance, Procrastination, and Hiatus, Oh My!

So. Well….This is awkward…   It has clearly been a long, long while since I have published anything on my site. To be exact, I haven’t written a piece since 2021 rolled over. I have an unfinished draft of a piece I was writing on depression that also spoke to how I was feeling during theContinue reading “Avoidance, Procrastination, and Hiatus, Oh My!”

Missing, But Not Lost

We are on the cusp of winter and as we usher out this difficult year, I find myself reflecting on those I have lost. I imagine the empty spaces that are left in the homes of those who have passed, the Zoom calls or visits that would be scheduled, the socially-distanced connections. This is aContinue reading “Missing, But Not Lost”

The Swearing In of A Therapeutic Space: How to Therapeutically Swear and Fucking Mean it!

As therapists, we are aware of how powerful language is for both healing and harm. We are also appreciative of how limiting language is of human experience. Otto Rank, Sigmund Freud, and Wilfred Bion all theorized that we are born into trauma due in part to not being able to verbalize our initial experiences. ImagineContinue reading “The Swearing In of A Therapeutic Space: How to Therapeutically Swear and Fucking Mean it!”

On Productivity and Balancing Rest

Productivity Fight I am going to paint you a quick picture of the space I am currently occupying. It took some internal fight to find the productivity to sit at my desk to write. “What’s the point?” has been going through my head a lot recently. It has felt really difficult to focus for aContinue reading “On Productivity and Balancing Rest”

Checking In: My Journey with OCD

If you have a pulse, you have experienced anxiety at some point in your lifetime. Anxiety takes many forms and manifests in different ways for different people. During the season of this pandemic and civil unrest most of our general anxiety levels have ticked up. As I have noticed the impact of this global anxiety,Continue reading “Checking In: My Journey with OCD”

Grief Counseling: Keeping the light on

Most of us have experienced some form of grief in our lifetime. We know what it feels like and might even be able to describe some of the nuances of it. Many of us may feel lost when it comes to what “to do,” about grief. There comes in grief counseling.  Grief is everywhere. ItContinue reading “Grief Counseling: Keeping the light on”

The 7 Advantages of IM Teletherapy for Therapists and Clients Alike

Teletherapy Instant Message (IM) therapy or teletherapy has been around for years through platforms like BetterHelp and TalkSpace. As a student in the early 2010s, I was pretty skeptical of anything outside of in person therapy. I wondered how you could get a true therapeutic experience at a distance. Teletherapy, however, has been shown toContinue reading “The 7 Advantages of IM Teletherapy for Therapists and Clients Alike”

The Sacred Arena: A Poem

Where curating hope is on the menu  And being together is the venue  Where our thoughts and hearts bleed through And fiery red anger turns a deep well of blue Where the unspoken can be shared And all of our wounds can be bared  Where we excavate the truth  And take the file to beingContinue reading “The Sacred Arena: A Poem”

Psychodynamic Therapy: The Concept of “The Space Between”

My experience with practicing from a psychodynamic perspective started very early on in my psychotherapy career. I was provided with a world class education in psychodynamic therapy from Smith College. I didn’t know Smith’s reputation for training clinicians in psychodynamic therapy, nor how to practice from that lens. Eight years post graduation and I haveContinue reading “Psychodynamic Therapy: The Concept of “The Space Between””

Who Does Your Mind Sublease To?: Naming The Unwanted Internal Roomate

“Those who realize their folly are not true fools.” Zhuangzi If you are reading this, you are likely afflicted with the human condition (unless you are some sort of super computer who has achieved sentience…in which case, I assure you, I am pro-singularity!). Generally, the human condition is a pretty sweet deal, but it doesContinue reading “Who Does Your Mind Sublease To?: Naming The Unwanted Internal Roomate”

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