Counseling and Therapy Notebook

Here you’ll find information on a great variety of topics related to mental health, helpful resources, and important causes or events related to my work.

 

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The Hidden Traps of Codependency: Signs You Shouldn’t Overlook

In today’s world, where relationships form the bedrock of our personal lives, understanding the dynamics at play is crucial. One such dynamic, often lurking unseen, ...
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The Invisible Battle: Confronting and Conquering Self-Stigma

Self-stigma, a term that often remains in the shadows of public discourse, refers to the internalized negative stereotypes, prejudices, and discrimination that individuals with mental ...
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Love with Boundaries: A Guide to Healthy, Respectful Relationships

Boundaries play a critical role in the fabric of human relationships, influencing our interactions with others and protecting our personal space, values, and emotional health. ...
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Coping with Grief This Holiday Season

The holiday season, a time often associated with joy and togetherness, can bring a contrasting experience for those who are grieving. The merry atmosphere and ...
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Overcoming Challenges During Your Gender Transition

The journey of transgender transition involves a deeply personal and multifaceted process, encompassing changes in gender identity, body, and societal roles. According to the National ...
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Shedding Light on Seasonal Depression Symptoms

Seasonal depression, or Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), is a prevalent mood disorder linked to specific times of the year, notably fall and winter. Millions of ...
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Love Beyond Labels: A Guide to Dating Transgender Women

Dating in today’s diverse world offers a multitude of opportunities to connect with a wide range of people, including transgender women. These experiences can be ...
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Inclusivity and Equality: Honoring National Coming Out Day

National Coming Out Day, celebrated every October 11th, is a significant event in the LGBTQ+ community and its allies. It’s a day dedicated to recognizing ...
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The Narcissist’s Web: Understanding and Healing in Relationships

Narcissism refers to a personality trait characterized by excessive self-aggrandizement, a need for constant admiration, and a lack of empathy towards others. It can manifest ...
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Healthy Vulnerability: Strengthening the Bonds in Your Relationship

According to renowned researcher Brene Brown and her groundbreaking concept of the “power of vulnerability,” vulnerability in relationships can be defined as the willingness to ...
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EMDR’s Transformative Approach to Grief and Loss

Grief, a profound and intricate emotion, is an inevitable part of the human experience. The pain of loss touches all of our hearts and minds. ...
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The Bright Side of Life: What Is Positive Psychology?

Positive psychology, often hailed as the science of well-being, illuminates the pathways to a brighter and more fulfilling life. This innovative branch of psychology, which ...
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Understanding the Difference between Pansexuality and Bisexuality

In a world that celebrates diversity and individuality, understanding and embracing various sexual orientations is a vital cornerstone of building an inclusive and compassionate society. ...
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Embracing Change: Empowering Your Journey with Life Transition Therapy

Life is a constant evolution, a series of interconnected chapters that shape who we are and where we are headed. Among the most profound and ...
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Thriving Amidst Challenges: What Is Acceptance and Commitment Therapy

In the journey of life, we often encounter obstacles, setbacks, and moments of intense emotional distress. These challenges can leave us feeling overwhelmed, lost, and ...
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Finding Strength in Identity: LGBTQ-Informed Treatment for Panic Disorder

Panic disorder is a debilitating mental health condition characterized by recurring and unexpected panic attacks, accompanied by intense fear and physical symptoms. It affects individuals ...
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Celebrating Diversity and Equality: Embracing Pride Month in June

Pride Month, celebrated in June each year, holds a deep significance in the lives of LGBTQ+ individuals and their loved ones. It is a time ...
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The Importance of Self-Esteem and Self-Concept in Mental Health

The difference between self-esteem and self-concept are important distinctions to make when it comes to mental health. Although many people see these terms as having ...
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