After Therapy

No one can really tell a client what will happen during a therapy session. No one can really tell what will happen after a therapy session, either. Will the client feel better, or will they feel worse? Will they feel energized, or will they feel tired? Will problems immediately resolve, …

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Thanksgiving and Grief

By Sarah Earles, MS, LPC, NCC “Name three things you’re grateful for.” It’s an age-old tradition around the Thanksgiving table. Thanksgiving is not always a happy holiday, though. It is often a reminder of loss: loss of family, loss of home, loss of relationship, loss of what could have been, …

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Preparing for the Holidays

Parents, are you planning for the holidays? Preparing your menus, sending out invites, making your gift lists, and checking them twice? Great! Planning is a great way to make sure that everything gets done this busy time of year. Please remember that you need to plan for your self-care and …

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Ways to Build Emotional Fluency

Naming emotions can be hard, especially if a person has experienced abuse, neglect, and trauma. In traumatic situations there is no room for emotions, only room for fight-flight-freeze survival responses. Acknowledging emotions is vulnerable too, as emotions can be exploited. Feelings are a pathway for connection with other humans though. …

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Anger and Memory Loss

Your child claims that he or she does not remember screaming at you when they got angry. Your spouse claims that he or she does not remember saying those hurtful things in your heated discussion. You can’t recall how you got so angry that you acted completely out of character. …

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