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.

 

Gay Couples
Educational

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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Educational

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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young woman in grief
Educational

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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Educational

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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trans Women in a Same Sex Marriage
Educational

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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woman in an acceptance process
Educational

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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Educational

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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men with the progressive flag
Educational

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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positive self-beliefs
Educational

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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transgender
Educational

Empowering Transgender Lives: The Benefits of Gender-Affirming Therapy

While the trans experience is often marked by feelings of liberation and authenticity, transgender individuals face daily struggles unfamiliar to many cis folks, the American ...
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man with victim mentality sitting on the floor of his house
Educational

Victim Mentality: What It Is and How to Change the Pattern

Victim mentality is an often paralyzing mindset in which an individual sees themselves as powerless or fully subject to external circumstances. It is a cycle ...
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woman-with-lgbtq-flag
Educational

Why Coming Out is Important for LGBTQ+ Individuals and Their Communities

For many LGBTQ people, coming out and speaking their truth can be a daunting task. They often feel like they are exposing themselves to judgment ...
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Educational

The Role of a Gender-Affirming Therapist During the Medical Transition Process

Out of all US adults, 1.6 percent identify as transgender or non-binary. A transgender person is someone who identifies as a gender different from the ...
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Self Care
Educational

How to Improve Your Self-esteem in 6 Steps

Self-esteem is a person’s overall sense of self-worth or personal value. It is a judgment of oneself as well as an attitude toward the self. ...
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types of therapy
Educational

Which Type of Trauma Therapy Is Right for You?

Traumatic events can have a long-lasting impact, affecting nearly every part of your daily life. The effects of trauma are both emotional and physical, and ...
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Educational

Am I a Good Candidate for EMDR Treatment?

Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) therapy is considered somewhat unorthodox compared to more commonly applied therapies for emotional distress and medical conditions. It addresses ...
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woman living the Imposter Syndrome
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What Is Imposter Syndrome: Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment

The concept of imposter syndrome has become increasingly common in today’s society. It is a feeling of inadequacy, insecurity, and self-doubt despite evidence to the ...
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