REFOCUS ON FAMILY STABILITY

REFOCUS ON FAMILY STABILITY

Home is the foundation of a healthy life, including mental health… …and no other instrumentality (therapy or social services) can take its place nor fulfill its essential functions. Many professionals in the mental health field provide services for youth...
Celebrating Juneteenth

Celebrating Juneteenth

Celebrate Juneteenth by becoming more informed about bias and historical trauma. Juneteenth is observed on June 19, every year, and is the oldest known celebration of the end of slavery in America. It commemorates June 19, 1865, the day that Union soldiers arrived in...
What about developmental trauma?

What about developmental trauma?

It is estimated that 95% of the thoughts we have each day are the same thoughts we had yesterday. This means that most of our thoughts are not helpful, tend to be habitual, and are not part of our conscious awareness and that may even be harmful.  Do you ever feel...
Irrational Beliefs

Irrational Beliefs

There are many influences that tend to be ignored systemically in the mental health culture. Typically, counselors and therapists tend to believe that the client’s belief systems are faulty, even going so far as to label them as irrational beliefs. What is often...
CPTSD & The Inner Critic

CPTSD & The Inner Critic

The inner critic is a well-known concept in psychology, referring to the part of the psyche that judges and criticizes our behavior. One might think of this as a form of radar, and while there may be many things showing up on the radar system, not everything is of...
Supporting Survivors of Sexual Violence

Supporting Survivors of Sexual Violence

Sexual violence is a trauma that knows no boundaries.  It does not discriminate based on racial, ethnic, or cultural backgrounds. Sexual violence is a horrific and heartbreaking reality that affects people from all walks of life. Victims vary by social class,...

BOOK GROUP | April 2022

This month join me in reading, NO VISIBLE BRUISES: WHAT WE DON’T KNOW ABOUT DOMESTIC VIOLENCE CAN KILL US by Rachel Louise Snyder SUMMARY In No Visible Bruises, journalist Rachel Louise Snyder frames this urgent and immersive account of the scale of domestic...
Breathless in Unsettle

Breathless in Unsettle

Trauma, toxic stress, or history of adversity routinely positions the body and brain to be “triggered.” That is, the “now” moment is being interrupted by the “then” moment, or moments. The inability or the limited range for the individual to make the distinction...