5 Survival Tips for When Life Throws a Curveball

5 Survival Tips for When Life Throws a Curveball

When life transitions take place, we often end up in ‘survival mode’. Life changing transitions can span a wide variety of events including moving, beginning a new job, expanding your family, getting married, getting divorced, losing a loved one, or any other situation that requires you to adapt to a new normal.

Is Online Counseling Right For Me?

Is Online Counseling Right For Me?

WHEN I TELL PEOPLE THAT I PROVIDE ONLINE THERAPY, I’M USUALLY ASKED THE SAME QUESTION - “REALLY?! WHAT’S THAT LIKE?” HERE’S MY ANSWER:

Life Is Overwhelming, But It Doesn't Have To Be

Life Is Overwhelming, But It Doesn't Have To Be

We can all sit here and say that there’s no shame in going to therapy. Frankly, that’s bull***t. There’s been a growing conversation in the last few years about removing the stigma from going to counseling, and this conversation is powerful and important. However, we’re still a long way from where we need to be. Here’s why:

A Garden Fence Could Save Your Relationship: Healthy Boundaries Part II

A Garden Fence Could Save Your Relationship: Healthy Boundaries Part II

I often talk with couples who are struggling to find healthy boundaries in their relationship. They don’t always know that boundaries are the problem, and instead they often state they’re having “communication issues”. However, when we start to explore the issues, we find they have very different ideas about boundaries and how things should play out.

A Simple Way to Decrease Anxiety Today

A Simple Way to Decrease Anxiety Today

We may call it stress. We may call it worry. We may not even know what to call it. But what we do know is that things don’t feel right. This is anxiety.

Be Kind to Yourself: How to Increase Self-Compassion

Be Kind to Yourself: How to Increase Self-Compassion

Self-compassion practices are how we learn to be kind to ourselves, which in turn allows us to lower our stress levels and be more present in our day-to-day lives. Over time, you’ll notice that you’re happier with yourself and less stressed when life gets tough.

The Secret to Improving Your Relationship with Your Teenager

The Secret to Improving Your Relationship with Your Teenager

There's been arguing, stress, unhappiness, and tension. Parents talk about how frustrated they are and about the negative changes they’ve noticed in their teen. Teenagers tell me that they feel like their parents are rigid and unwilling to give them independence or respect.