Favorite Meditations

I thought I’d take a minute to share my favorite meditations this week! I know patients are often open to my meditation recommendations when I suggest starting with guided meditations. When I began taking a moment to tune in, or meditating, I started with guided meditation. Back then my therapist felt it wouldn’t help forContinue reading “Favorite Meditations”

Doing Little Things For You

So I’ve been thinking about something codependency expert, Melody Beattie, discussed. She has some great literature like Codependent No More and explains how if you want to have your hair a certain way and can make that happen then please do. Sometimes I’m working on the inside so much I forget that it’s okay toContinue reading “Doing Little Things For You”

Ways To Get Ready for Therapy

I want to talk about some concrete ways you can get ready for your session. For some it’s a thing they do every time before or after session. For others it’s preparing time or space. This is really just to support you in getting ready in the ways that feel best for you. Set yourselfContinue reading “Ways To Get Ready for Therapy”

Traumas You Didn’t Think Were Trauma

Sometimes people ask me if a type of therapy I do, EMDR, will be helpful for them. I point out how EMDR was developed, what EMDR is for, and then I validate and reflect what relational trauma is and why EMDR can be helpful. EMDR isn’t the only modality helpful for relational trauma, but itContinue reading “Traumas You Didn’t Think Were Trauma”

Roe v. Wade Overturned: Address Grief Over Decimation of Bodily Autonomy

I was just checking in with folks about what they might want support around and the issue of Roe v. Wade being overturned is coming to mind and hearts for so many people. Patients in sessions are having to process what it’s like to have their or their loved one’s bodily autonomy reduced. I knowContinue reading “Roe v. Wade Overturned: Address Grief Over Decimation of Bodily Autonomy”

The Power of Animals

Dear Soft Hearted Loves, As we welcome this new year and new moon with hopeful embrace we also ride the waxes and wanes of the world during these times. I wanted to take a different approach regarding the new year. Rather than talk about how much we want to change about ourselves I want usContinue reading “The Power of Animals”

4-Part Series on Tips for OCD: Part 1

Dear Soft Hearted Loves, What is OCD? In decolonializing care with the folx I serve and debunking a narrow-minded, Eurocentric field of psychology I’ve come to find trauma and grief show up in a number of different ways, including through obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD). OCD is neurological and sometimes genetically linked. Sometimes it serves asContinue reading “4-Part Series on Tips for OCD: Part 1”

How to Attune to the Body When Triggered

Dear Soft Hearted Loves, What do you do when your reaction feels huge in comparison to what just happened? It is totally understandable if your reaction to seeing, hearing, remembering, or smelling something feels like it doesn’t fit the situation. So many practices in psychology tell folks to think rationally, logically and actually invalidate themselves.Continue reading “How to Attune to the Body When Triggered”