What is Art Therapy?

Define Art Therapy Art therapy is used as a therapeutic tool by a qualified art therapist to help clients seek a deeper understanding as well as enhance their mental well- being. According to the American Art Therapy Association, art therapy is defined as “an integrative mental health and human services profession that enriches the lives […]


New Year, New You, New Mindset, New Chapter

What does the New Year mean for you? Is it about a fresh start or is it just another day? If you’re one that has experienced trauma in your life past or present, the New Year can be that one glimpse of hope for recovery. Personally, I believe that the beginning of a new year […]


The Four Horsemen and the Gottman Method of Couples Therapy – Part Three

In this four-part series, I’ve been sharing information about the Four Horsemen and the Gottman Method of couples therapy. Defensiveness is the third of Gottman’s Four Horsemen. As a reminder, the Four Horsemen are communication pitfalls that couples utilize when disagreeing and arguing. They contribute significantly to relational strife and discontent, and defensiveness is often […]


Ready Set Routine

Anyone who knows me will tell you that I am the type of person who thrives on her routine. For someone Type A like myself, there’s something about having control over the structure of my day that brings me a sense of satisfaction and stability in my ever changing, chaotic life. Routine’s not only help […]


Expectation is Everything—The Personal Side

I have had the feeling for a while that some kind of change is coming. I have shared this sentiment with my loved ones and close friends. I have told them that I feel changes happening around me that are definitely for the better. And I am not necessarily talking about anything mind blowing. Positive […]


Expectation is Everything—The Practical Side

Every year we transition whether we like it or not. We move from one year to the next every January 1st whether we feel ready or not. Some years we may savor the close of a year, basking in holiday light, pulling those we love close and waxing poetic about all the good that has […]