Boundaries: Walking a Fine Line

Boundaries: Walking a Fine Line

What do boundaries look like? What do they feel like? Why are they important? Why do so many of us struggle with implementing boundaries? These are all important questions to ask as we go through therapy together. Some boundaries are air tight, while others are permeable. In other words, we get to choose what we let pass through. Boundaries can...[ read more ]

The Roots of a Relationship

A wise therapist once said to me: “If a relationship is meant to be, nothing so fragile will make it break.” Years later, I now pass that wisdom on to my patients. It resonates with many of them. It is almost as if we think significant relationships can be severed by a wrong look, a missed call, or expressing too...[ read more ]

How to be Alone but Not Lonely

At some point in our lives, we have all experienced the feeling of loneliness. Loneliness can take shape in many ways. You can feel alone in your apartment and at the same time feel alone in a crowd of people. What is the common thread? To feel lonely is to feel socially disconnected, separated, rejected, or abandoned in some way....[ read more ]

Pumpkin Szn

As the first leaves hit the ground, we can notice a slight chill in the air. There is a change happening. For some, saying goodbye to summer and hello to fall is an exciting and welcoming time. For others, the mention of sweaters and jackets creates a sense of defiance and the longing to hold on to any shred of...[ read more ]

How to Regulate Your Emotions

When you think of emotions, what do you think of? For many it’s usually either the “high high’s” or the “low low’s” on the spectrum of how one feels. To start, let’s label some basic emotions: Happiness Sadness Anger Fear Loneliness Jealousy Disgust For most people, we can experience these emotions without them affecting our daily functioning. Some of us...[ read more ]

21 Self-Care Practices for 2021

I am not fond of resolutions because they never seem to stick. Is January 1st the only time a person can refresh and reboot? Hopefully not! Rather, I’d like to think of them as micro resolutions or even better, self-care practices. Self-care is a word that has been thrown around a lot these days. What are you doing for self-care...[ read more ]

What is a “happy light”?

Getting one’s Vitamin D from the sun is always best, however, mother nature doesn’t always like to play nice. As the days continue to get shorter and it is darker for longer periods of time during the day, one can feel somewhat gloomy, sad, and depressed. A “happy light” will bring the sun indoors on those cold, dark, rainy days....[ read more ]

What does a holistic approach to mental health look like?

The term “holistic approach” means looking at the whole person, not just their mental health needs. It includes physical, emotional, social and spiritual wellbeing. It is important to view one’s mental health from a holistic approach because there may be pieces of the puzzle that are missing if we just look at one’s issues through a singular lens. Many practitioners...[ read more ]

How to navigate your career during a pandemic

Whether you have a job, have lost your job, or are thinking of changing jobs, 2020 has made us think twice about our career paths. It can be difficult and somewhat depressing to think about navigating the job circuit during a pandemic. Catastrophic thoughts are often at the top of our heads like: What if they fire me? What if...[ read more ]

What to expect in your first online therapy session:

Nowadays online therapy has become the norm. After work, people are turning on their computers and sitting on their own couches to decompress with a trusted professional. Many people who are new to online therapy, or therapy in general don’t know what to expect. This fear of the unknown can create some anticipatory anxiety before the first session which is...[ read more ]