When you open up in therapy, it can be magical. It can lead to change, growth, insight, recovery, and healing. But being able to go “deeper” than surface-level topics can be challenging, especially if you’ve been hurt, dismissed, or embarrassed in the past, or if you’re having a hard time coming to terms with a … Continue reading 7 Tips for Opening Up in Therapy
A couple weeks back, I shared my #2018resolution to work harder to demystify mental health treatment. One of the things that makes therapy so complex is that it's designed to treat somewhat abstract human experiences, so it's tricky to point to exactly what works and what doesn't. Because no two humans are exactly the same, … Continue reading Demystifying Mental Health Treatment: What to do if you’re feeling “stuck” in therapy
It’s the start of a new year, and while you don’t need the calendar to tell you when to make a change, the whole #resolutions thing makes it a convenient time for many to reflect on goals for themselves in the upcoming year and start taking action steps. My #resolution is to do my part … Continue reading Demystifying Mental Health Treatment: How long will I need therapy?
I feel such a mixture of puzzlement and sadness whenever I think about our country's minimization of mental healthcare. It's funny (but no one's really laughing here...) because so many of us are self-proclaimed "health nuts" who value wellness and want to live happy, fulfilling lives. However, the reality is that many people, somewhere along the way … Continue reading If you had a weird rash, you’d go see a dermatologist… right?!