Uvalde, ACEs, and the Power of Connection

Uvalde, ACEs, and the Power of Connection

In the weeks since the shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, I have struggled with my own grief and fear and held space for clients while they do the same. I felt physically ill reading and watching the heartbreaking stories of the nineteen beautiful...
The Danger of a Single Story

The Danger of a Single Story

As I thought on what to write about, I kept coming back to a popular TED Talk I listened to recently. The talk, by Chimamanda Adichie, is titled “The danger of a single story.” Adichie, a Nigerian author, opened her talk by telling a story of herself as a young child....
Uvalde, ACEs, and the Power of Connection

The Relationship with Yourself

Maybe you’ve heard the quote “Your relationship with yourself sets the tone for every other relationship you have.” This is a powerful concept, and I wonder how many of us think about the relationship with ourselves when we analyze our lives and the people in them....
The Healing Power of Pets

The Healing Power of Pets

Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, I really wanted a dog. My life was also the opposite of dog friendly. I worked long days, often away from my home early morning until late night. I was always busy and overwhelmed with all the things to do. I didn’t have the time or...
Uvalde, ACEs, and the Power of Connection

Does Everyone Need Therapy?

As a clinical therapist, I’ve gotten comfortable with the questions and common misconceptions that exist around the topic of therapy.  I vividly remember my grandmothers’ response when I told her I was pursuing my graduate degree and licensure as a psychotherapist. At...

Mental Health and Coping During COVID-19

It’s difficult to get an accurate read on the nations psychological state right now. It depends on the day, on what’s read or seen in the news. On one hand, we are all experiencing a powerful movement of national solidarity. Millions are responding to the COVID-19...