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Just Do the Next Right Thing

Just Do the Next Right Thing

I've seen dark before, but not like thisThis is cold, this is empty, this is numbThe life I knew is over, the lights are outHello, darkness, I'm ready to succumbI follow you around, I always haveBut you've gone to a place I cannot findThis grief has a gravity, it...

Understanding Dissociation

Understanding Dissociation

Do you ever experience any of the following? Spacing out or daydreaming Becoming ‘glazed over’ Detaching or disconnecting from yourself or the world around you Feeling outside of your body, or like your body doesn’t belong to you Feeling like the world around you is...

(Re)Discovering Your Partner II

(Re)Discovering Your Partner II

In Part One, we discussed how to communicate about the positive aspects of you and your relationships. We may pride ourselves in knowing our partners to the point where it becomes second nature or the norm to know different aspects of your partner. However, it can be...

A Picture of Resilience

A Picture of Resilience

One of my favorite things about being a therapist is witnessing the miracle of individual resilience. Over the last couple of years, I’ve focused my training in trauma work, learning different modes of therapy and underlying theories that were specifically created for...

The Rabbit Listened

The Rabbit Listened

A couple of years ago, I got an unexpected call while I was at work. I remember rushing into the supply closet to take the call and answered to my mom sharing the news that our Lola (‘grandmother’ in the Filipino language) was at the hospital nearing the end of her...

New to Therapy? What to Expect!

New to Therapy? What to Expect!

I am assuming those reading this either recently entered therapy, are thinking about it, or are researching for a friend or family member. Either way, I commend you for your boldness to potentially experience something new. With newness there is unfamiliarity, and...