Nature as a Coping Skill for Kids

We all have seen the difference in more recent generations experiences growing up. Technology has soared like it never has before and grown exponentially between the last couple generations. We also have increased our confinement exceptionally in the last year, kids being in strollers or high chairs or at home cooped up all day due […]


Emotional Regulation

My blog this month is about one of my favorite topics, and it is one of those topics where my clients tend to slump in their seats when I mention it, roll their eyes, stop making eye contact and even sigh in resignation. What is it you ask…drum roll please, Emotional regulation! I love talking […]


Diagnosis: Important, But Not All-Important

“What do I have?” I have heard that quite a few times in counseling sessions from clients who are interested and/or worried about their mental health diagnosis. While in a medical doctor’s office this question is often asked with little preconceived knowledge of what condition may be suspected, in a counseling office most people have […]


Complex Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder—The Personal Side

About 15 years ago I read a fascinating article outlining how clinicians were doing research showing that people who experienced trauma were more likely to have physical problems/illness. Since reading that article so many years ago, the field of counseling has exploded with research illustrating how trauma impacts not only our emotional health, but our […]


Complex Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder—The Practical Side

In last month’s blog, I talked about PTSD or Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder as well as C-PTSD or Complex Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. While PTSD may occur after a single traumatic event, C-PTSD usually happens after an individual has experienced multiple traumas. To better understand the difference between PTSD and C-PTSD you may want to go back […]