It appears that bullying has become an epidemic lately. It is not uncommon to turn on the news and hear about another incident in which a child has turned to suicide due to bullying. Although it may seem that this is a new phenomenon, it is not. Figures differ from study to study, from country […]
“All of us, at some time or other, need help. Whether we’re giving or receiving help, each one of us has something valuable to bring to this world.” -Fred Rogers, The World According to Mister Rogers. When we reach out to someone else for guidance and support, with the intent of doing things differently and learning […]
“Loving ourselves through the process of owning our story is the bravest thing we’ll ever do.” Brene Brown In their article “The journey of a lifetime: Group work with young women who have experienced sexual assault,” narrative therapists Lisa McPhie and Chris Chaffey explain the process they used to give witness to the stories of […]
Relationships where one can experience the freedom to explore and discover oneself through hope, love and acceptance provide security and space to grow. However, relationships where abuse is present can confuse the very core of one’s understanding and expectations of what makes a relationship healthy, and of who one is as well.
When I was in high school, one of my friends (let’s call her Laura) dated a guy who often abused her both physically and emotionally. She was tragically affected by domestic violence, but at the time I had no idea. All I knew was that her boyfriend (let’s call him Rob) did not seem very […]
Whether you watch football or just follow the news, you may by now have heard that the NFL has put new policy in place to crack down on players who commit acts of domestic violence. This policy comes on the heels of a domestic violence case involving Ravens running back Ray Rice. Rice has been […]
We therapists (or at least some in my circle) talk about how the “universe” sends you certain types of clients at certain times in your life. For whatever reason, over the years, the “universe” has sent me many, many people with PTSD.
Has something bad happened to you and you feel like you keep reliving the event? I do not mean you had a bad date and keep replaying what happened in your mind. I am talking about having nightmares and flashbacks of a negative life event or living in a state of anxiety because you feel […]