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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,...
Quarantine Fun & Resources: COVID-19

Quarantine Fun & Resources: COVID-19

Quarantine Fun & Resources: COVID-19 In light of the COVID-19 quarantine, many organizations are offering special services to help people stay well and connected to the outside world. One of our therapists here at Optimum Joy thought it would be a great idea to...