Working as a therapist can be exhausting and emotionally draining at times. I work two jobs, both as a therapist. I have eight dogs, yes you read that correctly. In my defense, before my mother passed away, she asked if I would care for her four dogs and I said yes. Added to my four, […]



As I sat at my computer trying to figure out what to write about, one of my favorite TikTok people, went live. I love him because he is so incredibly positive, he plays these cool instruments called handpans and plays them outside in some beautiful locations. He has dreadlocks and a long beard turning grey. […]



Grief is defined as a deep sorrow, especially that caused by someone’s death. We tend to associate grief with the loss of someone, however we can grieve over many things. I knew someone during my undergraduate program when I first started to teach a grief class that had to move away from where he had […]


Setting Goals

In my last blog I talked about making healthy life changes. I briefly touched on setting goals. In this blog I’m going into more details about setting goals and the best way to do this. I’m a goal setter, whether it’s something hard like going back to school to get my masters, moving across the […]


New Year’s Resolutions

It’s unclear when exactly New Year’s resolutions became a tradition for many. The first record of one came in a 1671 entry from the diaries of Anne Halkett, a writer and member of the Scottish gentry, contains a number of pledges, typically taken from biblical verses such as “I will not offend any more”. Halkett […]


Guide to Managing Our Mental Health Through the Holidays

Are you one of those people who loves the holiday season, get togethers with family and friends, buying gifts, seeing the lights, spending time with those you love? Or are you one of those people who dreads the holidays, the spending time with loved ones, having to meet deadlines at work due to the shortened […]


Attachment Styles

Have you ever sat down and thought about the significant relationships in your life? Not just the romantic ones, the ones with your parents, siblings, friends, other family members and others who have touched our lives. Have you ever wondered if you are getting everything out of the relationship? Do you feel secure? Do you […]



Depression (major depressive disorder) is a common and serious medical illness that negatively affects how you feel, the way you think and how you act. Fortunately, it is also treatable. Depression causes feelings of sadness and/or a loss of interest in activities you once enjoyed. It can lead to a variety of emotional and physical […]


Goal Setting and Problem Solving

When I decided to go back to school several years ago, I sat down and mapped out how I was going to manage it. How many hours I could I work versus how many hours I needed to work to pay bills. Would my job work with me while I went back to school, or […]


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 […]