Help for Self-Esteem

Many people come to counseling to work on self-esteem issues. This can present as anxious thoughts, negative self-talk, and struggles with interpersonal situations. It’s out assessment on how we fit into our social situations, our work hierarchy, and our relationships. There’s some strategies that can be helpeful with exploring issues of self-esteem. Root Cause This is often something we talk about in therapy (sorry to everyone who has ever heard…

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Being Real

Grief My last blog post was two months ago. Two. This is not to say I don't have three half-written blogs on my hard drive. I do. And a running list of ideas that I'm excited and eager to share with you. My brain is constantly spinning with all the ways I want to help and educate people. But I've been stuck. We talk a lot in therapy about grieving.…

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PTSD and Trauma

PTSD, Trauma, and “Why Me?”: A Question of Resilience Extreme events happen each day that leave people scared, angry, and/or feeling powerless. These events could be assaults, car accidents, or natural disasters, to name a few. So why do some people develop PTSD symptoms and others don’t? How do First Responders (Police Officers, Emergency Medical Technicians, Firefighters) run towards danger and without developing PTSD? I’ve lost track of how many…

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