How to Avoid Political Burnout

No matter what your political views are chances are pretty good that this most recent election season has left you burnt out and pretty stressed to say the least. While many are choosing to no longer pay attention to the news anymore, others feel it most important to stay informed perhaps now more than ever. […]

Shame and Trauma: the fight, flight, or freeze overlap

“I define connection as the energy that exists between people when they feel seen, heard, and valued; when they can give and receive without judgment; and when they derive sustenance and strength from relationship.” – Bren√© Brown There are three main reactions one can have in a highly traumatizing situation: fight, flight, or freeze. When […]

The ‘Happy’ Deception

“A meaningful life is more satisfying than a merely happy life. Happiness is about enjoying the present; meaning is about dedicating oneself to the future. Happiness is about receiving; meaningfulness is about giving. Happiness is about upbeat moods and nice experiences. People leading meaningful lives experience a deeper sense of satisfaction.” ~ David Brooks Happiness […]

Becoming Your Own Parent

A lot of what has many people coming to therapy in the first place – the root of much of their distress – stems from a variety of unmet needs in the more formative years of childhood. It is these unmet needs that can so subtly yet concretely solidify aspects of our personalities that even […]

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