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The Only Way Out is Through

The Only Way Out is Through

I’m not sure when I first heard this phrase, and I’m not even sure where it originated! But, it is a saying that I’ve found relevant time and time again, in both my own life and my clinical work. The only way out is through. For better or worse, struggle is a part of...
I am Who I Think You Think I am

I am Who I Think You Think I am

I’ve been thinking about that quote a lot lately, discussing it with clients, coworkers, and friends. I can’t get a clear answer on who initially said it, and I can’t even remember the first time I heard it. But in recent weeks, it has been on my mind.I think it gives...
Parenting a Child in Therapy

Parenting a Child in Therapy

As a parent, it can be difficult to decide to bring your child to therapy. Parenting is one of the areas in life where fear and shame are quick to show up. The stigma that is unfortunately still associated with therapy can make it really challenging, and really...
Good Goals

Good Goals

sGoals are something that therapists talk about often. Goals for yourself, for the future, for relationships… In and outside of therapy, many of us are constantly setting goals (whether we’re aware of it, or not). One of the classic guidelines for goal-setting is to...
All or Nothing

All or Nothing

A few weeks ago, I wrote a blog on something called “Personalization”, which is just one type of cognitive distortion that we all fall into at some point. Personalization is the most common cognitive distortion that I tend to notice with clients in the therapy room,...