Why Asking For Help Is Hard to Do

Find it difficult to ask for help? Employing these strategies will empower you to get the help you may need.

You Are What You Think

Ways to change common negative thoughts and make positive life changes.

Six Signs to Assess an Eating Disorder

Understanding the signs of an eating disorder diagnoses can help you take life-saving measures.

There’s No Such Thing as "You Made Your Bed, Now Lie in It"

Anyone who insists that you must forever stay with your original choices is asking you to remain frozen in time.

Emotionally Abusive Relationships, Part Two

Think you're in an emotionally abusive relationship? Understand the dynamics of emotional abuse.

Emotionally Abusive Relationships - Part One

Although emotional abuse can be subtle, the impact is profound and can create intense self-doubt, fear, anxiety, anger, and depression.

A Season of Forgiveness

Why making amends can be an important step in the healing process, and one to explore.

To Leave or Not to Leave

Do you have a client who is in an unhealthy "long standing" marriage or relationship? These questions will help her to formulate her decision "to leave or not to leave."

The Protective Power of “I’m Crazy”

Why and when trauma clients believe that they must be crazy.

It’s Better to Win Bronze

Measuring success by winning the Gold - or not.

Noticing Random Acts of Kindness

How our best hope for healing the world may start with a cup of coffee.

Smartphones vs. "Smart Parenting" - Part Two

Do you soothe or comfort your child with a digital smartphone or tablet? Here's what you can do instead, and how you can limit your child's use on a digital device.

Smartphones vs. "Smart Parenting" Part One

There is something fundamentally wrong when a child's greatest source of comfort is their parent’s smartphone.

For Your Summer Reading Pleasure: Find A Way, by Diana Nyad

A beautifully written impossible to put down narrative, that both deepened my respect for her and answered the questions about her trauma.

The Perception of Mental Illness: Stigma or Reality

The ongoing stigma about mental illness has tragically kept people from seeking treatment. Here's what you can do about it.

How to Nurture Your Clients' Growth and Success

Want your clients to "believe" they can grow beyond their past? A few baby steps can make a big difference.

Putting on the Brakes as You Move Ahead

How to "put on the breaks" and gently pace treatment when a client has rekindled emotions from a previous trauma

Trauma Survivors and the Lifetime Channel

Understand why violent media programming draws trauma survivors to "binge-watch" episodes and how, as a clinician, you can intervene in this negative behavior.

The Scoop on "Genuine" Trauma Informed Care

Discover what "trauma informed care" mandates, so you can keep your clients emotionally, psychologically, and physically safe throughout their treatment.

The Metaphors of Eating Disorders

Learn about, and how to effectively treat, these life threatening symptoms that affect millions of people all over.

12 Ways to Be Your Own Best Valentine

Discover 12 ways to dramatically decrease disappointment and increase getting your needs met.

Random Acts of Kindness Week

It may surprise you to learn about the simplest things you can do to change someone's life, and make yours more rewarding.

Adolescents and Depression — Part 2

Here's what you need to know about diagnosing depression in your teen clients.

Adolescents and Depression - Part 1

Why we shouldn't assume that a 'Major Depressive Episode' is normal in teens.

Keeping Your New Year’s Resolutions—Part 2

Unsure if you can keep your resolutions for 2016? Here's how to increase the likelihood that you'll stay on track and reach those goals.

Making New Year's Resolutions That Last - Part 1

Here's how to keep your New Year's resolutions from breaking before Valentines Day and beyond.

Getting Through the Holidays - Part 2

Is the holiday season a stressful time of year for you? Consider the following resources to turn stress into comfort.

Getting Through the Holidays, Part 1

Can't bear going home to family for the holidays? Here are suggestions to help navigate potential emotional minefields and vulnerabilities during this time of the year.

Trauma Informed Assessments, Part 8

These compassionate responses to clients' disclosure of trauma begin the reparative effect as many have never heard these messages from their abusers or non-protective people.

Trauma Informed Assessments - Part 7

What you need to do when clients prematurely reveal graphic details of their abuse or neglect experiences.